You may know that Tyvek® Cargo Covers provide trusted protection for pharmaceuticals against temperature excursions during transit. But did you know that durable, lightweight, easy-to-handle Tyvek® Cargo Covers provide the added benefit of proven protection against other threats your valuable cargo may encounter? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how Tyvek® Cargo Covers protect against the threat of adverse weather conditions.
Commitment to Performance
As a global science and technology company with a more than 200-year history of delivering innovative solutions, DuPont has earned a reputation for supporting customers with a wealth of product performance data based on solid scientific evidence obtained through the use of well-established testing methodologies.
Testing Under Simulated Adverse Weather Conditions
DuPont partnered with a leading third-party industrial testing group to document the performance of Tyvek® Cargo Covers when tested under some of the harshest weather conditions they will face in the real world—heavy rain and wind-driven rain.
Because there are no standards for testing cargo covers, we leveraged long-standing testing methodologies and standards from the building industry that address resistance to water exposure and penetration.
Two tests were conducted, one static and one wind-driven. The first test was to determine the effect of heavy rain on the performance of all three styles—Tyvek® Solar™ W10, Tyvek® Solar™ W20 and Tyvek® Xtreme™ W50. The second test was to determine the effect of wind-driven rain on the performance of our most advanced cargo cover—Tyvek® Xtreme™ W50.
Standard pallets and cardboard boxes were used for each test.