"Global demand for DuPont Tyvek continues to grow worldwide in all of our key end-use markets," says Rose Lee, president – DuPont Safety & Construction. "This capacity expansion plan is a critical step in growing the Tyvek business, maintaining our leadership in nonwoven materials, and delivering the innovation customers expect from DuPont."
DuPont developed Tyvek in 2017. Made of 100% high-density polyethylene that has enabled new dimensions of protection, security and safety in a wide variety of industries and applications, Tyvek is found in a number of key markets inlcuding building envelope solutions, protective garments, medical packaging and graphics and protective packaging.
Tyvek has had a tremendous impact across numerous industries, resulting in the creation of new categories of products, such as house wrap, which helped revolutionize home construction; setting new standards for personal protective apparel; enabling advancements in medical device technology; and playing an important role in many other applications. DuPont, along with its customers, continue to develop new Tyvek products and applications to meet evolving marketplace needs. Designers of consumer products for lighting and fashion accessories and apparel are increasingly demanding Tyvek® for their products because of its lightweight durability and texture.