Tyvek®: Standard of Excellence for Medical Packaging

Tyvek® is a non-woven polyethylene fabric manufactured by DuPont.

Recognized as a standard of excellence in healthcare packaging, Tyvek® is used in virtually every form of sterile medical packaging and a wide variety of pharmaceutical packaging applications—both sterile and non-sterile.

Tyvek® styles for medical packaging and pharmaceutical packaging applications are manufactured to rigorous quality standards to meet the unique requirements of these highly regulated industries.

DuPont™ Tyvek® offers an optimum balance of microbial penetration resistance, tear strength, puncture resistance and clean peel.

Tyvek® can be coated or uncoated depending on the partner web. Also there are different Tyvek grades:

  • Tyvek® 1073B provides the highest level of protection, making it the ideal choice for medical device packaging that requires high strength and superior microbial barrier.
  • Tyvek® 1059B provides robust protection for medium-risk, sterile medical packaging applications. Lighter weight than Tyvek® 1073B, this proven performer is ideal for smaller devices and those with rounded edges.
  • Tyvek® 2FS™, a high puncture-resistant substrate, outperforms paper in terms of toughness and microbial barrier. The lightest form of Tyvek®, it is well-suited for form-fill-seal, as well as cost-sensitive applications requiring strength.


DuPont™, and Tyvek ® are trademarks or registered trademarks of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.