Archival Quality Tyvek® for Art Archiving

Archival Tyvek® 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® style 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®?

Archival quality soft Tyvek® styles 14M and 14MX have no anti-static treatments and are safe for archival use. Made from 100% high-density polyethylene fibers, Archival quality Tyvek® 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.

DuPont Tyvek is water resistant and durable, perfect for archival art uses. You can buy Tyvek Soft Wrap rolls from Material Concepts, an authorized Tyvek distributor.


Features of Archival Quality Tyvek®

  • 14M - 1.25oz/yd²
  • 14MX - 1.75oz/yd²
  • No anti-static treatments

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:

  • pH neutral and anti-stat free - There are no anti-static coatings or treatments on 14M or 14MX styles
  • 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
  • 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
  • 60″ × 10 linear yard rolls
  • Custom sizes also available

Style 14-MX is available as follows:

  • 60″ × 100 linear yard rolls
  • 60″ × 10 linear yard rolls
  • Custom sizes also available

Same day shipping is available on almost every Tyvek® style and size in stock.


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 - Tyvek® Structure styles 14M and 14MX / Tyvek® Archival Art Supply Source

Material Concepts is a leading supplier and authorized master distributor of soft Tyvek® archival art material because of:

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


Contact Material Concepts for Tyvek® Structure Styles 14M and 14MX/ Archival Quality Tyvek®

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