The first roll of Tyvek was produced on the commercial line on April 5, 1967 at the Spruance plant, Richmond VA.
WILMINGTON, Del. — DuPont Protection Solutions today announced the 50th anniversary of DuPont Tyvek, a nonwoven material that developed to enable new dimensions of protection, security and safety in a wide variety of industries and applications. To mark this milestone, celebratory events will be held throughout the year to not only pay tribute to the past, but to focus on the future. In addition, a series of communications and special activities are planned to inform, inspire and involve customers, end-users and others around the world during this celebration year and beyond.
“We are proud of the role Tyvek has played during the past 50 years in making a world of greater good possible,” said Christian Marx, global business director for DuPont Tyvek. “From helping to protect medical personnel during the West Africa Ebola crisis, to serving as a weather barrier for the pavilion housing the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia along with countless homes and commercial buildings around the globe, to helping protect the health of millions of patients around the world by maintaining the sterility of medical devices and supplies, Tyvek provides the trusted protection people need to accomplish bigger things,” explained Marx. We are pleased to celebrate the past but remain focused on the future, collaborating worldwide to innovate with Tyvek and help solve the challenges of the next half century and beyond.”
Tyvek has been recognized as the #1 brand for the house wrap category in the 2017 Builder Brand Use Study conducted by the Farnsworth Group. This is the 20th consecutive year Tyvek has been rated #1 for brand familiarity, quality and brand used in the U.S. building market. Tyvek Protec roofing underlayment, introduced in July 2016, was a finalist for the “Most Innovative Building Product” at the 2017 International Builders Show in January.