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Tyvek® UV Soft Structure

Tyvek UV Soft Structure Rolls from Material Concepts are made from Dupont Tyvek Tyvek® Soft Structure protective material is part of a family of tough, durable sheet products used in a variety of applications where drape, hand, and soft feel are of prime importance. Tyvek® UV Soft Structure is a proven shield from the sun, blocking 98% of the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays, and it is specially engineered to keep out abrasive dirt and dust, so finishes are less likely to become dull or stained.

Material Concepts is a leading supplier and master distributor of Tyvek® UV Soft Structure, with sales and distribution of Tyvek® UV Soft Structure to customers worldwide. Tyvek® UV Soft Structure styles include Style 1460.

Tyvek® Soft Structure UV

  • Fabric-like
  • Flexible
  • UV protection
  • Tear resistant
  • Excellent strength to weight ratio
  • Water resistant and breathable
  • Recyclable
  • Washable*

Uses for Tyvek® UV Soft Structure

Here are just a few examples of how UV Soft Structure Tyvek® from Material Concepts is used:
  • ATV, moped, scooter, and bicycle covers
  • Outdoor furniture covers
  • Outdoor storage
  • Apparel and accessories
  • Murals
  • Photography backgrounds

Of course, there are many more uses that have yet to be discovered to take advantage of the exceptional physical characteristics of Tyvek® UV Soft Structure for outdoor use and UV protection.

Tyvek® UV Soft Structure - Style 1460

Tyvek® 1460 is an extremely versatile soft structure style because it is UV stabilized. Used for outdoor furniture covers, table covers, and anything that needs protection from damaging ultra-violet sunlight,Tyvek® 1460 can replace bulkier and heavier materials and has an excellent strength-to-weight ratio. All Tyvek® styles are breathable and resist mildew by allowing trapped water to evaporate. They also keep out acid rain, bird droppings, soot, debris, pollen, and other forms of environmental pollution. Brilliantly white and reflective, Tyvek® Style1460 keeps the temperature of what it is covering lower than other competitive fabrics. Style 1460 is significantly lighter than most traditional fabrics and is easily fabricated into protective covers that are light weight and store compactly when not in use. Tyvek® can be sewn on any conventional sewing machine. Click Here for instructions on sewing Tyvek (PDF).

Style 1460 is available as follows:

  • 60" x 100 linear yard rolls
  • 60" x 10 linear yard rolls
  • Custom sizes also available

Technical Specifications for Tyvek® UV Soft Structure - Style 1460

StrengthTesting MethodAverage Value
Tensile StrengthGrab Tensile (ASTM D1682)c30/40 lbf. MD/CD
Bursting StrengthMullen Burst (ASTM D774)85 psi
Tear ResistanceTrap Tear (ASTM D1117)9/6 lbf. MD/CD
FiltrationPore Size (ASTM F-316)2-15 microns
Water ResistanceHydrostatic Head (AATCC 127)>50 inches without penetration
Basis WeightASTM D-17771.74 oz/yd2
ThicknessTAPPI T-410>6.6 mils
Water Vapor TransmissionASTM E-96 Method B>800 g/m2 24 hours
UVNatural Exposure @700 Mi/m² (2 years extreme worst case exposure)Maintains approximately 50% of tensile strength

MD = Machine Direction, CD = Cross Direction
Flammability: Clean untreated Tyvek® shrinks away from the heat of an open flame without igniting. It will begin to shrink at 244°F (118°C) or melt until 275°F (135°C). Its auto-ignition temperature is 650°F (343°C) Inquiries about the flammability of specific styles and their applications should be directed to a DuPont representative.


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 - Your Tyvek® UV Soft Structure Supplier

Material Concepts is a leading supplier and authorized master distributor of Tyvek® UV Soft Structure and Metalized Tyvek® because of:
  • Customer service
  • Knowledgeable Tyvek® Specialists for Tyvek® UV Soft Structure and Metalized Tyvek®
  • DuPont Technical Support
  • Fast order turnaround
  • Product quality
  • Standard and custom sizes

Contact Material Concepts for Tyvek® UV Soft Structure

Contact Us for further assistance with Tyvek® UV Soft Structure, including UV Soft Structure - Style 1460.
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Tyvek® is a registered trademark of DuPont™ for its brand of protective material.



* Washing Tyvek - Hand wash with mild soap. No bleach. Or machine wash, gentle cycle, cold water. Drip dry only. Do not put in a dryer, dry clean, or use an iron on this material.


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