Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Independent tests demonstrate superior resistance of DuPont Tyvek - Stand N140

  • Comment

Among the pioneering range of high-performance products on show at Ecobuild from DuPont Building Innovations is DuPont™ Tyvek® advanced breather membrane, the proven ‘peace of mind’ solution.

Comprehensive ageing tests commissioned by the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden have demonstrated the significantly superior reliability of DuPont™ Tyvek® in a crucial aspect of an underlay’s protective function. The results show that even after major exposure to both direct UV-A radiation and to heat, the watertightness of DuPont™ Tyvek® considerably outperforms that of a variety of multi-layer membranes.

This UV and heat resistance is crucial as the construction process often leaves membranes exposed for significant periods and over the life of a roof, heat can build up considerably. Therefore a roof incorporating DuPont™ Tyvek®, unique in its structure and the quality and thickness of its functional layer, will maintain its watertightness longer and more efficiently than many multi-layer membranes. In guarding the building from the damaging effects of water intrusion and in optimising energy efficiency and a healthy indoor climate, DuPont™ Tyvek® offers peace of mind to both constructors and home owners. A complete report will be available shortly at www.construction.tyvek.com

DuPont Building Innovations will also show a range of high performance and sustainable solutions for energy-saving, indoor comfort, protection of the building envelope, advanced landscaping products and durable decorative surfaces. Products include DuPont™ Energain®, the innovative lightweight thermal mass solution based on phase change technology, which along with metallised DuPont™ Tyvek® Enercor®, was recognised by the EU as among the best LIFE environment programmes. DuPont™ Corian® hi-tech surfaces will also be present in an exciting new application for aesthetically versatile, long-lasting and easy-to-maintain external cladding.

The main products and brands offered by DuPont Building Innovations are:

DuPont™ Corian® (www.corian.co.uk)

DuPont™ Zodiaq® (www.zodiaq.co.uk)

DuPont™ Tyvek® (www.tyvek.co.uk)

DuPont™ Energain® (www.energain.co.uk)

DuPont™ Typar® (www.typargeo.com)

DuPont™ Plantex® (www.plantexpro.dupont.com)

And a new range of highly efficient building integrated photovoltaic modules (www.gevity.dupont.com).

T: 01275 337 660 

E: julie.roberts@gbr.dupont.com


  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.