Tyvek® Active Materials Packaging

DuPont™ Tyvek® offers distinct advantages over paper for active packaging.

In fact, Tyvek® brand materials for active materials packaging combine the best properties of paper, film and fabric - thanks to their exceptional strength, excellent durability, and high porosity.

For years, desiccant manufacturers have counted on packets and bags made of Tyvek® to give them the rapid moisture absorption they need to keep a variety of products dry. What's more, Tyvek® is a chemically inert material that won't rot or mildew.

Selected styles of Tyvek® such as 1059B, 1073B, 1058C, 2058C and 2025B meet the requirements of the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDA) requirements of Title 21 for food contact applications. Several styles have been tested and meet the Military Specification (MIL-D-3464E) for activated, desiccant packaging for Type I and II bags.

In addition, 1059B and 1073B meet the extractable requirements of European Pharmacopoeia and United States Pharmacopoeia (USP)<87> and <88> Class VI.


Thanks to a new, lighter basis weight style of Tyvek® created specifically for desiccant manufacturers, you have a more cost-effective option when less strength, but greater permeability and improved visual aesthetics are required. This expanded product line gives you a range of styles of Tyvek® material to meet the varied demands of the active packaging marketplace.

Choose Tyvek® materials for your next active materials packaging application, including:


• Desiccant bags
• Odor absorbent packages
• Fragrance sachets
• Vapor corrosion inhibitor (VCI) packaging
• Oxygen scavenging packets
• And more