Tyvek® for food active packaging


To Help Ensure Freshness Is Always in Season

When you need the right materials to help protect freshness and flavor, choose DuPont™ Tyvek® in Active Packaging applications for food.

DuPont™ Tyvek® works in tandem with active ingredients to enable the rapid absorption and containment of gases that promote food spoilage.

Tyvek® is available in styles compliant with food contact regulations in the U.S. and Europe. Selected styles of Tyvek® such as 1059B, 1073B, 1058C, 2058C and 2025B meet the requirements of the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDA) requirements of Title 21 for food contact applications.

Ethylene accelerates the spoilage of many fruits and vegetables, even at low concentrations. The quality and shelf life of produce during distribution and storage is greatly improved with scavenging packaging technology. The breathability of Tyvek® allows sachets containing ethylene-absorbing elements to perform as intended, extending the shelf-life of fresh food and produce.

No fiber contamination
Tyvek® is non-linting, eliminating the risk of fiber contamination.

Tyvek® has excellent particle barrier properties.

Stronger seal
Tyvek® with heat-seal coatings ensures a stronger, more durable and more attractive seam.

The unique properties of Tyvek® allow vapor to enter while preventing liquid from escaping.

Mildew and rot proof
Tyvek® is a chemically inert material that won't rot or mildew.

Tyvek® can be printed using standard commercial printing equipment and suitable inks.


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A higher degree of dry

DuPont™ Tyvek® is vapor permeable but keeps water droplets out, making it the ideal substrate for desiccant packaging.

A style, grade, and size for every requirement

A range of basis weights. Customizable sizes. Fin and lap seals. Coated for heat seal applications or uncoated for impulse and ultrasonic welding. Whatever the needs are, DuPont™ Tyvek® experts are ready to help meet them.