DuPont™ Tyvek® for sustainability
Low additive content. Tyvek® is mainly made of high density
polyethylene (HDPE) polymer without plasticizers. Tyvek® does not
add rest ricted chemicals listed in European Directives like Ro HS
(2011/65/EU), or REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC).
Light weight. Tyvek® offers a superior strength-toweight
ratio. This light weight potentially can reduce energy use in
transportation compared to heavier competitive products.
Do more for less. Lower material weights needed for
performance result in less energy and resource consumption, and less
material waste at the end of product life.
Recyclability. Tyvek® is made of high density polyethylene
(HDPE) and is recyclable.
Recycling DuPont™ Tyvek®
DuPont™ Tyvek® is made from 100% high-density polyethylene (HDPE).
For this reason, Tyvek® or products made from Tyvek® can be
mechanically recycled into products such as underground cable
protection piping, automotive parts, blown film, packaging cores and
trays. Products made from Tyvek® which are printed, glued, welded or
sewn can recycled. This includes banners, signs, envelopes and other
print products made with Tyvek®.
For more information, please contact 1-800-44-TYVEK® or 1-800-448-9835.