Tyvek is a rather unique material in the stable packaging classification. It is known for its outstanding strength, durability and tear resistance. As well as industrial use for EtO and Gamma sterilization, Tyvek is also used in h2o2 Gas Plasma sterilization at hospitals.
Tyvek made by DuPont is manufactured by using heat and pressure to bond very fine continuous filaments of high density polyethylene (HDPE) together. The unique manufacturing process makes Tyvek a high-strength, high-barrier and breathable material for medical packaging.
Tyvek is a trademark of DuPont