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Tyvek® Makes the Difference

Protective suits may look the same, but only from a distance. DuPont's unique Tyvek® material goes beyond superficial similarities, to offer an ideal balance of protection and comfort on the market today.

Touch any garment from the comprehensive DuPont™ Tyvek® product range and you immediately notice the difference. Wear a Tyvek® garment as you encounter the daily hazards of many vital industrial occupations, and the difference becomes even clearer. From enduring high level protection protection to continuous comfort, its unique combination of properties makes Tyvek® ideal for a broad range of applications.

Superior protection
Antistatically-treated Tyvek® offers high levels of protection against a broad range of hazards including liquid and solid chemicals, fine dust and fibres. That’s because its smooth surface repels both liquids and particles, and offers the highest chemical barrier in its category. Thanks to a unique structure of strong, continuous, high-density polyethylene fibres, Tyvek® does not shed nor contain additives or fillers. Tyvek® also helps minimise human contamination of products and processes in cleanroom environments, such as the pharmaceutical and food industries.

Comfortable durability
Invented and manufactured exclusively by DuPont, Tyvek® is a tough and versatile material that is highly resistant to wear and tear. Even after surface abrasion, the fabric retains its high barrier integrity as the barrier extends through the entire thickness of the fabric itself. Despite its robustness, Tyvek® is still soft to touch and extremely light and supple, as well as permeable to air and water vapour. The combination of these properties explains why Tyvek® is so comfortable to wear.

Professional assistance
To most people, protective coveralls may all look the same, and selecting the correct garment can be a time-consuming and confusing task. DuPont offers everything from personal assistance to a variety of online tools, such as the Techline that helps customers choose the best suits for their needs.

Market-leading performance
Thanks to its unique structure, Tyvek® offers a resistant barrier to a range of chemical hazards, and provides an ideal balance between comfort and protection. That is why Tyvek® garments have been a European market leader in the Type 4, 5 and 6 protective coveralls for the past 20 years.

What our customers believe, the tests confirm: Tyvek® leads the market in all the standard tests of inward leakage, penetration and permeation – both before and after abrasion, dry linting, etc.

Explore the Tyvek® fabric in our video series – Tyvek® Makes the Difference