Pink® Batts® and DuPont™ Tyvek® coming together for greater good
Before 1980 building underlays did not exist as we know it. DuPont™ created a synthetic product that could be cut but not torn, and which allowed moisture vapour to pass through but nothing else. Tyvek® was born and after 30 years of category leadership and millions of installations, DuPont™ Tyvek® is still the builder’s choice in the weather tightness system throughout the U.S.A.
The Pink® Batts® insulation team is now partnering with DuPont™ to distribute Tyvek® building envelope solutions in New Zealand. We believe our partnership will bring together proven product quality, experience and a no-nonsense service promise you can rely on.
Tyvek® is manufactured and supplied by DuPont™ Australia Pty Ltd to Tasman as authorised NZ distributor. Information about Tyvek® products has been provided by DuPont™/Tyvek®.
Performance beyond protection with Tyvek®
DuPont™ Tyvek® building envelope solutions provide a balance of four properties to maintain the protection, comfort and efficiency of the building:
Air resistance to help prevent the flow of air through cavities and reduce drafts
Moisture resistance to help protect against water
Moisture vapour permeability to promote drying
Durability to withstand rigours of the construction process
Defining the difference
DuPont™ Tyvek® is made from single-layer high-density polyethylene composed of millions of microfibres spun-bound in a maze-like structure. The structure and patented technology of the Tyvek® membrane provides
excellent resistance to UV with a comfortable 120-day exposure limit
temperature resistance up to 100°C
Product range and accreditations
The DuPont™ Tyvek® building envelope solution range includes roof underlays, wall underlays and tapes.The product range is CodeMark certified, offers 15 years warranty and holds Environmental Product Declaration.*
(* Tyvek® contractor tape is not CodeMark certified. EPD not applicable to Tyvek® Metal)
DuPont™ Tyvek® roof underlays
DuPont™ Tyvek® Supro/ Supro Plus: Fire-retardant synthetic roof underlay to provide strong resistance against air and moisture with excellent water vapour permeability. In addition to Supro, Dupont™ Tyvek® Supro Plus has an integrated tape system for ease of in-situ edge sealing.
DuPont™ Tyvek® Metal: Roofing underlay which helps drain away the condensation that builds up beneath the cladding on standing seam metal sheet roofs and improves overall air tightness
DuPont™ Tyvek® wall underlays
Dupont™ Tyvek® HomeWrap®: Original fire-retardant house wrap to help protect homes against damaging wind and rain should the exterior cladding be compromised
DuPont™ Tyvek® tapes
DuPont™ Tyvek® FlexWrap™: Self adhered butyl flashing that helps prevent water intrusion at window and door sills without mechanical fasteners
DuPont™ Flashing Tape: Premium performance self-adhered flashing tape that can be applied over a wide range of building substrates including timber, concrete, fibre-cement, ply etc.
Tyvek® Contractor Tape: Specially designed to create the best adhesion to DuPont™ Tyvek® building envelope solutions for continuous seal at all seams against air and water penetration
Full technical and application details of product are available at their respective product pages