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We have received numerous inquiries regarding the use of Tyvek® HomeWrap® for PPE use. Although Tyvek® HomeWrap® is one of the true miracles of science brought to you by DuPont™, it is not manufactured for use in PPE. Each Tyvek® product is fabricated with different processing conditions to achieve the optimal barrier and breathability characteristics for its specific, intended use. The link below is a list of FAQs that detail the differences to help you stay safe and informed.

Tyvek Safety FAQ – COVID-19

Features:

  • The full Tyvek® system protects against water damage, improved energy efficiency, increased comfort, and reduced building maintenance
  • Tyvek® products can reduce air and water infiltration to help prevent drafts and water damage
  • Vapor permeable allowing water vapor to escape when it does get into walls
  • When properly installed Tyvek® weather barriers help to protect against loss of R-value in insulation due to wind washing
  • Taping the seams with Tyvek® Tape provides the best Tyvek®-to-Tyvek® adhesion, helping to provide optimal protection against air and bulk water penetration

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