Archival Quality Tyvek®, Tyvek® Soft Wrap for Art ArchivingArchival Tyvek® or Tyvek® Soft Wrap is used by museums and art packagers to protect a variety of items such as paintings, sculptures, sketches, documents, and many other materials during shipping and storage.
Material Concepts is a converter and distributor of archival art packaging supplies, featuring soft Tyvek® styles 14M and 14MX. Material Concepts sells and distributes these Tyvek® Soft Wrap archival art supplies to dealers, museums, and fine art packagers worldwide. Archivists also use it as a crate lining or crate liner for shipping artwork.
Why choose Archival Quality Tyvek®?Made from 100% high-density polyethylene fibers, Tyvek® Soft Wrap is manufactured in a unique flash-spinning process without the use of binders. Tyvek® is formed by a continuous process from very fine 0.5-1.0 micrometer fibers - 50 times smaller than a human hair. These fibers are first spun and then bonded together by heat and pressure until a solid sheet structure is formed. All Tyvek® styles have a neutral pH=7. Archival quality soft Tyvek® styles 14M and 14MX have no antistatic treatments and are safe for archival use.
Features of Archival Quality Tyvek®
- 14M - 1.25oz/yd²
- 14MX - 1.75oz/yd² - heavier weight and available up to 120″ wide
Archival quality Tyvek® styles 14M and 14MX are soft, flexible, water and tear resistant, particulate free, and breathable. Since Tyvek® can be easily sewn (PDF), glued, or taped, it can be fabricated into soft cushions, dust covers, sleeves, garment bags, storage bags - or taken from the roll as needed to create clean work areas, table tops, or displays.
Soft-structure Tyvek® styles 14M and 14MX are widely used because they are:
- Lightweight and tear resistant - Tyvek® has an excellent strength-to-weight ratio
- Water resistant and breathable - Tyvek® is equally strong wet or dry, and best of all, it breathes
- pH neutral and antistat free - There are no antistatic coatings or treatments on 14M or 14MX styles
- Versatile and fabric-like - Tyvek® can be used right from the roll, or is easily fabricated into cushions or sleeves
Standard and Custom Sizes/Styles
Style 14-M is available as follows:
- 60″ × 100 linear yard rolls
Style 14-MX is available as follows:
- 60″ × 100 linear yard rolls
- 60″ × 10 linear yard rolls
- Custom sizes and slitting also available
Same day shipping is available on almost every Tyvek® style and size in stock. Custom roll widths and lengths are available.
Temperature Ranges for Tyvek®Tyvek® provides superb performance across a wide range of temperatures. In cold temperatures it retains its toughness and flexibility down to -131°F (-73°C). It will not begin to shrink until the temperature reaches 2447°F (118°C) or melt until 275°F (135°C). The auto-ignition temperature for Tyvek® is 650°F (343°C)
Material Concepts - Your Tyvek® Soft Wrap / Tyvek® Archival Art Supply SourceMaterial Concepts is a leading supplier and authorized master distributor of soft Tyvek® archival art material because of:
- Customer service
- Knowledgeable Tyvek® Specialists
- Fast order turnaround
- Product quality
- Standard and custom sizes
Contact Material Concepts for Tyvek® Soft Wrap/ Archival Quality Tyvek®Contact Us for further assistance with archival quality Tyvek® and Tyvek® Soft Wrap.
Tyvek® is a registered trademark of DuPont™ for its brand of protective material.
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Material Concepts, Inc.
11620 Caroline Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154-2116