An inert spun-bonded (non-woven) polyethylene
Tyvek® is made from spun bonded polyethylene olefin fibres. It has a paper like feel but is stronger than paper and will stretch up to 15-25% before breaking. Unaffected by water and therefore dimensionally stable in humid situations. Tyvek® is a thermoplastic material and melts sharply at 135 degrees centigrade ( 275oF).
The Tyvek® 1082D material has an anti static coating on one smooth side which can be removed with distilled water. Soft and flexible, gas permeable , non abrasive, water proof and dust resistant.
Tyvek® type 1082D is soft and flexible and it is ideal for making protective covers for museum archive and library objects, it can be converted into bags, cushions, textile covers etc. It is not susceptible to age degradation and has many more uses for conservation and preservation.