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What is a tyvek envelope?
- Mar 27, 2018 -

Tyvek is a synthetic material, is 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

Lightweight and strong

They are lighter than standard issue envelopes, yet they offer a strong coating.

Waterproof and Moisture-Resistant

The coating acts as a barrier to water or moisture making it the perfect envelope to fight the elements.


They are great for interoffice mail practices where you have to reuse the same envelope again and again.Because they are puncture resistant,  The special coating allows Tyvek envelopes to withstand wear and tear. 

Easy 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.


Even with the coating, these envelopes can be recycled.

Save on Shipping Cost

Since the tyvek is lightweight and coating makes the envelopes  durable, many items can be shipped in smaller envelopes rather than bigger, more expensive boxes.