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Fabric paper sheets

Tyvek rolls from Material Concepts, an authorized Tyvek distributor.Tyvek® is part of a family of tough, durable sheet products used in a variety of applications. Material Concepts is a leading authorized supplier of many Tyvek® styles, including Tyvek® graphics media styles for printing books, signs and banners, envelopes, credit card sleeves, eco friendly bags, and promotional apparel. Industrial styles of Tyvek® for template and pattern making, rug shipping protection and fine arts packaging are also available. Material Concepts specializes in converting and distributing Tyvek® rolls and sheets to many industries for a variety of applications and end uses, offering turnkey solutions for printing and fabricating specialty bags, signs or banners.

Material Concepts offers the following categories of DuPont™ Tyvek® products in rolls, sheets or products:

Properties of Tyvek® Material

Tyvek® combines all the best physical properties and characteristics of paper, film, and fabric - in one exceptional material. While most products offer water resistance or breathability, Tyvek® offers both. It is equally strong and protective in wet or dry conditions. Tyvek® is lightweight, flexible, smooth, particulate free, opaque, and resistant to water, rot & mildew, chemicals, abrasion, and aging. It has a high strength-to-weight ratio and is pH 7 (neutral). Made from 100% high-density polyethylene fibers, Tyvek® is manufactured in a unique flash-spinning process without the use of binders. And Tyvek® is recyclable!

Tyvek sheets from Material Concepts, an authorized Tyvek distributor.Tyvek® Paper (Hard Structure / Paper-Like) and Tyvek® Fabric (Soft Structure / Fabric-Like) - What's the simple difference?

Chances are good that you've come across hard structure Tyvek®, which is sometimes referred to as Tyvek® paper. The two most common examples are Tyvek® envelopes used by the USPS and FedEx, and Tyvek® HomeWrap®. Hard structure Tyvek® has a paper-like rigidity with a smooth slick surface. (Note: Material Concepts does not sell Tyvek® HomeWrap® - call 1-800-44-TYVEK for sources.)

If you've seen Tyvek® protective apparel such as lab coats, jackets, suits, or aprons, you’re familiar with soft structure Tyvek®, which is sometimes referred to as Tyvek® fabric. It has a soft fabric-like hand, and becomes even softer and more pliable with use and wear, taking on a silky feel. Tyvek® fabric has a unique balance of strength and softness. This soft Tyvek® style is now being used to make apparel and promotional tote bags.

Tyvek sheets from Material Concepts, an authorized Tyvek distributor.

DuPont™ Tyvek® History

The discovery of Tyvek® was a chance occurrence by DuPont researcher Jim White, who in 1955 noticed white polyethylene fluff coming out of a pipe in a DuPont experimental lab. A program to develop the new material was set up, and a year later DuPont™ submitted a patent proposal for strong yarn linear polyethylene.

The proprietary flash-spinning technology, which is the basis for what was to become DuPont's new engineered sheet structure, took several more years to perfect. In 1959, a pilot facility was established for trial applications such as book covers, tags, labels and certain garments. In 1965, the new engineered sheet structure was registered under the trademark name Tyvek®, but it was not until April 1967 that commercial production of Tyvek® started.

Material Concepts - Authorized Supplier of Tyvek® Rolls, Tyvek® Sheets, Tyvek® Paper and Tyvek® Fabric

Material Concepts is a leading supplier and Master Distributor of DuPont™ Tyvek® because of:

  • Customer service
  • Access to DuPont™ Technical Support
  • Converting capabilities
  • Private labeling
  • Fast order turnaround
  • Product quality
  • Standard and custom sizes

Tyvek® Terminology

Only DuPont™ manufactures Tyvek® and is the only manufacturer of Tyvek® in the world. Tyvek® is sometimes misspelled; common misspellings include Tyvec, Tyveck and Tyvex, all of which are incorrect.

DuPont Tyvek has great strength and is tear resistant. You can buy Tyvek rolls,  Tyvek sheets,  Tyvek paper and more from Material Concepts,  an authorized Tyvek distributor.

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