DuPont - 4/9/2009
DuPont Introduces DuPont Tyvek® Vivia for Wide Format
DuPont Nonwovens today announced the introduction of DuPont Tyvek® Vivia, a coated material for wide-
format printing. DuPont™ Tyvek® Vivia is a recyclable solution that is excellent for printing graphics, resists
creases for a more polished look and offers superior durability for indoor and outdoor banner and sign applications.
"The proprietary coating on DuPont Tyvek® Vivia is particularly suited for UV-cure inkjet and screen printing. It
creates an unusually bright white finish that allows high-quality reproduction of detailed graphics and bold
photography," said Annette Kim, global market leader DuPont Wide Format. Tyvek® Vivia also has a fabric-
like drape so banners hang well.
Resembling scrimless vinyl yet smoother to touch, DuPont™ Tyvek® Vivia has the same lightweight strength of
traditional DuPont Tyvek print media, offering excellent tear, puncture, weather and fade resistance. The
product’s low memory helps resist creases, curls and wrinkles. These properties, combined with the coating,
keep banners looking sharp, indoors and out. To accommodate a wide range of printers and wide-format
applications, Tyvek® Vivia can be produced in rolls up to 116 inches wide.
"Sustainability is as integral a business practice to us as providing exceptional quality graphics. Tyvek® Vivia
enables us to deliver on both promises," said Paul Lilienthal, president of Pictura Graphics, a provider of wide
format solutions for the visual communication marketplace. "In addition to being recyclable, Tyvek® Vivia
performs better overall when compared with traditional sign and banner materials, such as PVC. Image
reproduction is outstanding, printability is strong, it’s printable on two sides, it is light weight - and all at an
affordable price point. This product is going to gain momentum in the marketplace."
DuPont Tyvek® Vivia can be recycled at centers that recycle flexible high-density polyethylene products.