What is a Tyvek Envelope?
What is Tyvek
Tyvek® is a synthetic material, more specifically highly-dense polyethylene fibers, created by the DuPont company in 1955. What makes the Tyvek® material so unique is the combination of its ability to be both lightweight and strong. The light coating provides a protective seal to a number of items such as car covers, medical packaging, protective apparel, and, of course, envelopes.
Benefits of Tyvek Envelopes
So what exactly are the benefits of using a Tyvek® envelope?Lightweight and strong They are lighter than standard issue envelopes, yet they offer a strong coating. Water and Moisture-Resistant The coating acts as a barrier to water or moisture making it the perfect envelope to fight the elements. Puncture-Resistant The special coating allows Tyvek® envelopes to withstand wear and tear. They are puncture resistant, which means they are great for interoffice mail practices where you have to reuse the same envelope again and again. Printing and Writing Even with the synthetic coating, you can still print and write on these envelopes. They will work in most standard inkjet printers. Recyclable Even with the coating, these envelopes can be recycled. However, you cannot just throw them into your office's blue recycling bin. You have to dispose of them through their nationwide recycling program managed by Waste Management.