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Tyvek® is tough and tear-resistant, offering unique performance benefits in goods like envelopes, product packaging, cargo covers and protective apparel.
It's also easily recycled. Where available, Tyvek® recycling programs offer customers the opportunity to divert qualifying used Tyvek® goods away from the waste stream and give them a second life in products like pallets, park benches and playground equipment. Businesses may also realize significant savings by participating in the Tyvek® recycling program.
Because Tyvek® is a high-value recyclable material, we encourage recycling. However, if landfilling is necessary, Tyvek® is an inert material, and will not leach harmful compounds into groundwater.
Tyvek® can be safely incinerated and, under optimal conditions, will lead to only the release of water and carbon dioxide, leaving no residue. In fact, it can even be used as fuel, yielding more than twice the energy value of coal, and as much energy as oil, in terms of BTU rating.
Tyvek® products extend our commitment to sustainability through their unique properties and performance characteristics.
Not only does Tyvek® bring unique performance benefits to a variety of applications, it's also recyclable - giving products made with Tyvek® a second life.
An independent analysis and assessment of the recyclability of DuPont™ Tyvek® styles for Consumer & Industrial applications was conducted by Institute cyclos-HTP. As a result, DuPont™ Tyvek® 1025B, 1025D, 1025DG, 1056D, 1056DG, 1057D, 1058D, 1070D, 1073D, 8740D, 8740DL, 1082D, 1085D, 1442R, 1443RG, 1473R, 4158D, 4173D, have been certified as 100% recyclable. ↓↓↓ Download the Certificate
For more information, please download the complete version of Tyvek® Sustainability Report .