DuPont™ Tyvek® for Graphics: Features & Benefits    

Features & Benefits | DuPont Graphics

In fact, the physical properties of DuPont™ Tyvek® make them ideal substrates for most of your printing and converting applications. Whether you produce tags and labels, or banners and signs, or maps and documents, Tyvek® adds strength, durability and long life to virtually every application. Plus, it's 100% recyclable , making it an attractive solution for environmentally-conscious decision makers.


DuPont™ Tyvek® is a unique nonwoven material only from DuPont. Tyvek® is made of pure high density polyethylene fibres randomly laid and compressed to form a remarkably tough printing substrate that is ideal for all applications where durability & tear resistance is of prime importance. Tyvek® can resist repeated folding and flexing without tearing. It can also be glued, laminated, sewn, stapled and fixed.
Tyvek® combines the performance of paper, film and fabric. Because of its unique physical properties, Tyvek® has already been successfully used for a wide variety of applications such as:

- Tags
- Self-adhesive labels
- Banners & signs
- Maps
- Manuals & documents
- Wrist bands
- Racing numbers


Tyvek® is incredibly light and flexible. It boasts a remarkable strength-to-weight ratio, so coupled with the high tear strength and recycleability  it is therefore an ideal printing substrate for banners and signs.


Made of high-density polyethylene fibres (HDPE), Tyvek® is 100% recyclable just like plastic bottles.


DuPont™ Tyvek® is made to perform in harsh, rugged and extreme conditions. Water, chemicals, heat, cold, rough handling, long-term outdoor use? No problem! Tyvek® is tear-, puncture-, water-, UV- and chemical-resistant.

When wet, paper absorbs humidity and falls apart. Tyvek® is totally waterproof keeping your message perfectly intact.

Tyvek® is not affected by most acids, bases and salts. It has excellent rot and mildew resistance and resists soiling and staining.

Tyvek® is almost indestructible and can endure temperatures ranging from -75°C to +118°C !


DuPont™ Tyvek® guarantees a profound and lasting impression. Tyvek® can be easily printed with screen, offset, UV inkjet, thermal transfer, digital (some), inkjet (coated styles), Flexo, HP Indigo and Letterpress printing processes.

Withstands outdoor exposure

There’s no need for protective coating on your tags, labels or whatever … as long as you print them on DuPont™ Tyvek® substrate.

We say that with confidence because a standardized accelerated aging test (SAE J1960, to be precise) proves it. DuPont™ Tyvek® withstands outdoor exposure for as long as a year!

Below are recommended outdoor exposure times for different styles of Tyvek®:

3-6 months exposure
1025D, 1056D, 1058D, 8740D, 4158DL

1 year of exposure
1073D, 1079, 1085D, 4173DL, 4182DL

Easily converted

DuPont™ Tyvek® is a unique and remarkably tough printing substrate incredibly easy to convert.
Tyvek® can be easily:

- Coated
- Embossed
- Folded (dead foldable)
- Glued
- Hot foil stamped
- Laminated
- Perforated & punched
- Stitched
- Welded and heat sealed

Improved ink and coating adhesion

This enhances the effectiveness of any ink, adhesive or other coating and makes Tyvek® easy to use on flexo, letterpress, offset or some digital presses.

Corona treatment on both sides of DuPont™ Tyvek® styles with a “D” suffix and style 1079 increases surface wettability, as measured by its improved surface tension (40-42 dynes/cm2).

What’s more, the Corona treatment on Tyvek® lasts more than 20 years, so you can store a roll or box of Tyvek® without having to re-treat it, as you now have to do for films and other synthetic substrates.

FDA-approved for food contact and sterile applications.
If you’re printing tags or labels for food contact or sterile applications, we’ve got just what you need. Tyvek® 1059B can be used for food contact or sterile applications because it's FDA-approved. And you can be sure that your critical data will remain clear and readable under the most demanding conditions—because it's Tyvek®.