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Tyvek® - Synthetic Paper


DuPont™ Tyvek® is a unique nonwoven material made of 100% high density
polyethylene fibres randomly distributed and compressed to form a remarkably tough
printing substrate that is ideal for applications where durability is of prime importance.
Tyvek® combines the performance of paper, film and fabric making it
ideal for a wide range of applications.



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Tyvek® is incredibly light and flexible, with a remarkable strength-to-weight ratio.

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Tyvek® is made to perform in harsh and extreme conditions. Whether faced with water, chemicals, heat, cold, rough handling or long-term outdoor use, Tyvek® will adequately perform as it is tear, puncture, water and UV resistant.

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Water and chemical resistant

Tyvek® repels water, keeping your printed 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.

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Tyvek® can be repeatedly folded and can also be glued, laminated, sewn and fixed.

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Tyvek® is 100% recyclable, making it an attractive solution for the environmentally-conscious.

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Depending on the bonding process, Tyvek®is paper-like (hard structure) or textile-like (soft structure). Both hard structure and soft structure are easily printable, sewable and glueable; however, hard structure and soft structure look, feel and perform differently.

The Antalis stock range is focused on the hard structures, which are paper-like, smooth and stiff. Compared with soft structure, they have lower coefficients of friction, are stronger and smoother.  They can  also hold water and can maintain a three-dimensional shape when folded or sewn. Core range includes 1073D and 1085D which are 75 and 108 gsm respectively. The D suffix means they are Corona and Anti-stat treated, making ink receptivity and printing press performance straight forward.

If direct food contact certification is required, Antalis can provide "B styles" including 1025B (42.5g), 1059G (65g) and 1073B (75g).

Soft structures are more fabric-like and drapeable. These are available upon request and include 1442R (43g) and1473R (73g).




• Tags
• Banners & signs
• Maps
• Manuals & documents
• Event numbers
• Horticultural tags
• Book covers
• Textile labels
• Packaging

Fashion / Design

• Bags
Furniture covers


Tyvek applications




See Tyvek® Graphics Printing and Technical guide here to discover which grades are recommended for which applications.





Tyvek® is printable using traditional techniques including Offset, Offset UV, Flexo and screen. Related to digital printing, it is also suitable for HP Indigo, HP Latex, UV Inkjet, LED Inkjet and Thermal Transfer. Antalis can also offer specially coated versions to suit aqueous and eco solvent wide format inkjet.

See the Tyvek® Graphics Printing Guide here.