What is a Tyvek Envelope?

What is a Tyvek Envelope?

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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.

Uses of Tyvek Envelopes

Save on Shipping Cost

Since the coating makes the envelopes so durable, many items can be shipped in smaller Tyvek® envelopes rather than bigger, more expensive boxes.

Promotional Materials

The unique appearance that the Tyvek® coating provides gives the envelopes a more distinctive look and feel. They come in a number of colors and sizes that are great for sending out promotional material for your business. You can print your company logo right onto the envelope to give it a unique pop of detail.

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Now that you know what a Tyvek® envelope is, get out there and use some for your next mailing promotion, or replace the worn out manila  interoffice mailing envelopes with a more durable alternative.

Author: Nicolina Cabezal

Nicolina Cabezal - Marketing Manager at JAM Paper. Providing readers with an inside look at all things paper.

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