50 Years of Ingenuity

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF TYVEK® - 50 YEARS OF INGENUITY

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The amount of Tyvek® HomeWrap® used on buildings worldwide could circle the Earth 1,000 times.
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Tyvek® covers help protect the NASA International Space Station during manufacture and transport.
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Tyvek® manufactured with 25% post-consumer recycled content has kept more than 460 million milk and water jugs out of landfills.
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In Shin Godzilla, the 38th film in the Godzilla franchise, soldiers wear Tyvek® apparel when battling the fictional monster.
Tyvek® is an essential part of the Lumio, an LED lamp that folds out from the shape of a hard-cover book.
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Tyvek® medical packaging helps protect umbilical cord devices that in turn help save the lives of mothers and newborns in Africa.
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In 1995, a map printed on Tyvek® helped U.S. Air Force Captain Scott O’Grady survive when his plane was shot down over Bosnia.
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In 2003, Tyvek® helped health workers combat the SARS outbreak in China.
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Tyvek® is used in art packaging to protect priceless works during transit and storage.
Hotels and resorts offer Swim-eeze brand disposable bathing suits made of Tyvek® to guests who have forgotten to bring their own.
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Tyvek® protective garments help keep responders safe while cleaning up the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
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80% of vaccines are packaged with Tyvek®.
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Tyvek® serves as a weather barrier for the pavilion housing the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.
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The American Indian Museum uses Tyvek® for preservation work, including maintaining the shape of fragile, antique moccasins.
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In the mid-1990s, fashion icon Donna Karan used Tyvek® to create line of bridal gowns.
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More than 13,000 square yards of Tyvek® are used in the construction of the Ice Cube Curling Center ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.