Tyvek is a multipurpose material that was initially discovered in 1955 by DuPont. It is a synthetic material, and it consists of high-density polyethylene fibers; the name is a registered trademark. The material is very strong; it is difficult to tear but can easily be cut with scissors or a knife. Water vapor can pass through Tyvek, but liquid water cannot. Tyvek is a highly protective material, a tough, durable spunbonded sheet that it is stronger than paper and more cost-effective and versatile than fabrics. Tyvek is made of environmentally responsible material, and has a bright white colour and a silky smooth texture. It’s distinctive look and feel in combination with all its other properties, make Tyvek useful in a variety of applications and in various industries of industries.
It can be stitched like any other material, glued, printed, hand stitched and generaly, Tyvek can be treated as a fabric, or a crafting paper in all sorts of arts and crafts.