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Last updated: January 6, 2019

What Does Tyvek Mean?

Tyvek is a nonwoven fabric-like synthetic material. It is made of high-density polyethylene fibers that are spun and bonded together by heat and pressure. It is a trademarked product of DuPont and is widely used for making protective clothing, weatherproofing and protective wrapping.

Safeopedia Explains Tyvek

Tyvek is a very strong, tear resistant, chemical resistant and lightweight material. It is breathable but liquids may not pass through easily. Therefore, it is used in making protective clothing. Tyvek protective clothing safeguards workers against chemicals and small hazardous particles such as lead, asbestos and mold. Tyvek garments are very comfortable, suitable for motion and durable in use. They are also washable and reusable.


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