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What is Tyvek?

Tyvek® is a 100% synthetic material made from high-density spunbound polyethylene fibres. Lightweight, durable and breathable, yet resistant to water, abrasion, bacterial penetration and aging, Tyvek® is an amazing material used to improve a variety of applications across multiple industries.

How does Tyvek® work?

Tyvek® is available in both a hard structure, used for building envelopes, postal envelopes and medical packaging applications, and a soft structure, fabric-like finish used for protective apparel and consumer applications.


When the fibres in Tyvek® are spun and bonded under high heat and pressure, Tyvek® acts as a thermoplastic—returning to a high density, semi-solid state that prevents liquids from breaking the surface.

Barrier protection

Tyvek® is made up of continuous fibres that provide inherent microbial penetration resistance—preventing hazardous materials including asbestos, mould, fiberglass and lead from passing through the material.

Tensile strength

The nonwoven fibres of Tyvek® are randomly laid and compressed to provide superior tear and puncture resistance for long-lasting, durable protection.


Not only does Tyvek® bring unique performance benefits to a variety of applications, it’s also 100% recyclable—giving products made with Tyvek® a second life in products such as park benches and playground equipment.  Spenic runs a dedicated Tyvek® recycling programme across the UK, ensuring that all Tyvek can be reused effectively.


We offer the full range of paper style Tyvek rolls and sheets in a wide range of sheet sizes from A5 through to A0, SRA4 to SRA2. Rolls range from 1050mm, 1300mm to 1600mm wide*

You can print on Tyvek® rolls and sheets using either traditional print methods such as offset, flexo, and screen-print, or using digital applications including UV-curable inkjet, Digital, HP Indigo, Latex, and Eco-Solvent.

Tyvek® Technical & Printing Guide

Specialist Coatings

We have access to a wide range of ink-receptive coatings for our paper and fabric style Tyvek rolls and sheets for different printing methods and safety standards, such as indigo, latex, solvent and eco solvent print methods and our class leading flame-retardant coatings.

Available Formats

Spenic supply the full range of graphic and packaging grade Tyvek in roll and sheet format.

We operate our own conversion facility and can produce both rolls and sheets to your exact specification if required.

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