Tyvek® is made from polyethylene fibers, the same material as recyclable plastic bottles, it is 100% recyclable. Tyvek® paper was developed and commercialized by science company, DuPont™. The paper is made of 100% high density polyethylene fibers.
Tyvek® paper is known for:
Strength and durability
Its lightweight and malleable nature
Resistance to liquids and chemicals
Resistance to mold and mildew
Though the proper names might be unfamiliar, it is very likely you have already encountered. Remember the Fedex envelope or hospital wrist strap?
Washable paper is a leather and fabric alternative that is lightweight and washable.
It's also vegan friendly, as no animal products are used in its manufacture.
Washable Kraft Paper / Kraft-tex (水洗牛皮纸) is a German engineered paper that were used in making jeans tags. It is made from natural paper fibre that has been tanned, resulting it to be very durable and water resistance, thus the name washable.
Washable paper is produced from cellulose fiber. This is a substrate of wood, and is a natural material. The percentage ranges between 60 and 90%. Another major ingredient is synthetic latex (5 to 35%). The recipe also contains 0.5 to 2% artificial additives and pigment. In addition, 4 to 6% water is also included.
The collection is a good alternative for plastic, it is washable and also durable in use. This light and versatile material sews, cuts, and washes just like fabric. The fiber-based texture softens and crinkles with handling and washing. It was also known as faux leather paper as it will aged and soften, forming wrinkly marks like leather.
How ECO is tyvek?
Tyvek® is made from polyethylene fibers, the same material as recyclable plastic bottles, it is 100% recyclable.
When mechanically recycled, the polyethylene fibers can be converted into many items including underground cable protection piping, automotive parts, blown film, packaging materials and cores, and trays. On average, polyethylene fibers are able to be recycled between four and five times before a weakened change of physical properties occurs.
How ECO is kraft-tex?
It is light and versatile material sews, cuts, and washes just like fabric. The fiber-based texture softens and crinkles with handling and washing. It was also known as faux leather paper as it will aged and soften, forming wrinkly marks like leather.
Tyvek is water-repellent & stain resistant.
Hand-wash to remove dirty marks if need be. Do not machine-wash.
Kraft-tex is water repellent and machine washable (no more than 40˚C).
Material will get soft & wrinkled after each wash.
tyvek & washable kraft paper/ kraft-tex
It is durable
Both Tyvek & Kraft-tex are very durable!
Refer to the above user tips to protect it.