What is Tyvek paper?

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22/08/2022  2109 Views


What is Tyvek paper??

 Tyvek looks like paper with same coloring and texture, its actually made from 100% synthetic material made from high-density spun bound polyethylene fibres. Light weight, durable, breathable, recyclable, yet resistant to water abrasion, bacterial penetration, and aging. Its sustainable as its 100% recyclable. Its highly flammable, as its just like paper.


Tyvek is extremely stable when exposed to sterilant gases and high-energy sterilization processes, retaining protective properties, and colour and flexibility post sterilization. It is engineered to enable sterilant gases and steam to penetrate and escape quickly.  Compatible with all of the most commonly used sterilization methods.


• Ethylene Oxide (EO)

• Radiation (Gamma and electron beam)

• Steam under controlled conditions

• Low-temperature oxidative


Under controlled conditions of 121 to 127 °C at 30 psi for 30 min, it retains its dimensional stability and integrity with no discoloration.


Water Repellent: 

 They are spun and bonded under high heat and pressure, acts as a thermoplastic- returning to a high density, semi solid state that prevents liquid from the breaking the surface.


• Breathability:  As no binders are used to hold together, tiny perforations remain in which allow water vapor to permeate the material.

• Barrier Protection: Continuous fibres that provide inherent microbial penetration resistance.

• Tensile strength: Provide superior tear and puncture resistance for long-lasting, durable protection.

• Printability: Most traditional & digital printing techniques including UV inkjet, latex, letterpress, etc printing processes.

• Sustainability: It’s a high-value recyclable material. However, if landfilling is necessary, Tyvek is an inert material will not leach harmful compounds into groundwater. It can be safely incinerated and, under optimal conditions, will lead to only the release of water and carbon dioxide, leaving no residue. In fact, it can even be used as fuel, yielding more than twice the energy value of coal, and as much energy as oil.



• Healthcare Packaging (Medical devices and Pharmaceutical manufacturers)

• Sterile Packaging

• Industrial packaging (Industrial sacks and bags and active packaging – desiccants).

• Graphics

• Cargo Covers

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