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Re: [BKARTS] Tyvek Tales


Tyvek (TIE-veck) is a brand of flashspun high-density polyethylene fibers, a
synthetic material; the name is a registered trademark of DuPont. The
material is very strong; it is difficult to tear but can easily be cut with
scissors or any other sharp object. Water vapor can pass through Tyvek
(highly breathable), but not liquid water, so the material lends itself to a
variety of applications: medical packaging, envelopes, car covers, air and
water intrusion barriers (housewrap) under house siding, labels, wristbands,
mycology, and graphics. Tyvek is sometimes erroneously referred to as

A research project for Bill Minter?


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