Tyvek® Soft Structure / Tyvek® Fabric

Tyvek® Soft Structure is part of a family of tough, durable sheet products used in a variety of applications. Tyvek® Soft Structure is often referred to as Tyvek® fabric because of its fabric-like texture. Tyvek® Soft Structure is designed specifically for applications where drape, hand, and soft feel are of prime importance. Made from very fine high density polyethylene fibers, Tyvek® offers all the best characteristics of paper, film, and fabric in one material. This unique balance of properties, which cannot be found in any other material, makes Tyvek® Soft Structure fabric lightweight yet strong. It is vapor-permeable, yet water-, chemical-, puncture-, tear-, and abrasion-resistant. Available products include Type 14 (Style 1443R, Style 14-S metalized) and Type 16 (Style 1622E). Tyvek® Soft Structure is also low-linting, smooth, and opaque. Tyvek® meets all the requirements of the USA Flammable Fabrics Act, CA-191-53, for wearing apparel* and is widely used in edgy fashion designs.

Material Concepts is a leading authorized supplier and master distributor of DuPont™ Tyvek® Soft Structure material, and offers many styles of Soft Tyvek® for sale online.

 

 

Tyvek® Soft Structure Type 14

Type 14 Tyvek® styles are soft and fabric-like, offering excellent barrier protection. It is easily sewn on any conventional sewing machine.


Soft Tyvek apparel items.

Tyvek® Soft Structure Style 1443R

Style 1443R offers excellent wet and dry protection against particulate matter and provides an excellent barrier. Style 1443R has high opacity and good surface stability with basis weight 1.25 oz/yd². Tyvek® meets all the requirements of the USA Flammable Fabrics Act, CA-191-53, for wearing apparel*

Key Features:

  • Printable, producing incredibly strong graphics
  • pH 7 (neutral)
  • Unique balance of strength and softness
  • Easy to cut and sew
  • Breathable, lightweight, water resistant and durable
  • Embossed pattern

Here are just a few examples of how Soft Structure Tyvek® Style 1443R from Material Concepts is used:

  • Indoor covers
  • Kites
  • Double sided flag inner lining/partial light black-out material
  • Windsocks and decoys
  • Sewn bags
  • Promotional apparel and accessories

Style 1443R is available as follows:

  • 120" × 100 linear yard rolls
  • 60" × 100 linear yard rolls
  • 60" × 50 linear yard rolls
  • 60" × 10 linear yard rolls
  • 60" master roll
  • Custom sizes and slitting also available

Tyvek® Soft Structure Style 14-S (Metalized)

Style 14-S is a metalized version of above Tyvek® Style 1443R. It is silver on one side and has very good light block out properties when used as an interlining for double sided flags and banners. With its soft and fabric-like hand, Tyvek® 14-S is extremely lightweight, strong, and durable with basis weight 1.28 oz/yd².

Key Features:

  • Good light block out properties
  • pH 7 (neutral)
  • Metalized coating on 1 side
  • Easy to sew
  • Breathable, lightweight, water resistant and durable

Here are just a few examples of how Soft Structure Tyvek® Style 14-S from Material Concepts is used:

  • Interlining for double sided flags and banners
  • Light block out material
  • Indoor covers
  • Kites
  • Bivy sacks
  • Sewn bags
  • Promotional apparel and accessories

Style 14-S is available as follows:

  • 60" × 100 linear yard rolls
  • 60" × 50 linear yard rolls
  • 60" × 10 linear yard rolls
  • 60" master roll
  • Custom sizes and slitting also available

 

 

Tyvek® Soft Structure Type 16

Tyvek type 16 has pin perforations throughout for higher air and moisture permeability

Tyvek® Soft Structure Style 1622E

Style 1622E is pin perforated with 10-15 mil (0.25mm-0.38mm) holes, giving it much higher air and moisture permeability, additional softness, and greater flexibility and drape than Type 14 styles. Because of the perforations, it has lower tear strength and barrier properties. Style 1622E is a higher quality and is more durable than standard nonwovens when used inside sofa and chair cushions, and in limited use with products such as pillow cases and apparel.

Key Features:

  • Pin perforated
  • High air and moisture permeability
  • Basis weight 1.30 oz/yd²

Here are just a few examples of how Soft Structure Tyvek® Style 1622E from Material Concepts is used:

  • Inner seat cushion encapsulation
  • Apparel and accessories
  • Acoustic panel frame covers
  • Disposable pillow covers
  • Inner lining for apparel

Of course, there are many more uses that have yet to be discovered to take advantage of the exceptional physical characteristics of Tyvek® Soft Structure Type 16 styles.

Tyvek® 1622E is available as follows:

  • 60" × 100 linear yard rolls
  • 60" × 10 linear yard rolls
  • 60" master roll (21.5" diameter roll)
  • Custom sizes and slitting also available

 

Cautions

Tyvek® is slippery and should not be used in applications where it is walked upon. Tyvek® should not be used near heat, flames, sparks, or in explosive environments. Tyvek® meets all the requirements of the USA Flammable Fabrics Act, CA-191-53, for wearing apparel*.

 

Material Concepts - Tyvek® Soft Structure Supplier

Material Concepts is a leading supplier and authorized master distributor of Tyvek® Soft Structure because of:

  • Customer service
  • Access to DuPont™ Tyvek® technical support
  • Fast order turnaround
  • Product quality
  • Standard and custom sizes


Contact Material Concepts for Soft Tyvek®/Tyvek® Fabric

Contact Us for further assistance with Tyvek® Soft Structure / Tyvek® fabric including Tyvek® Type 14 and Tyvek® Type 16.


Tyvek® is a registered trademark of DuPont used under license by Material Concepts.



* Rated "Class 1-Normal Flammability" by the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act for Clothing Textiles (16CFR-1610). Tyvek does not pass DOC FF 3-71, Children's sleepwear test. Tyvek® fabrics should not be used near heat, flame, sparks, nor in explosive environments.