Tyvek Backpacks & Accessories

We are pleased to present our special Packen Tyvek® luggage collection

of backpacks and accessories!

When designing our range of Packen backpacks and accessories, it was crucial to identify a material that could meet the challenges of everyday life and stand the test of time. It was also important for us to minimize waste and make progress to protect the environment. Tyvek® material was a natural choice to help achieve both of these goals. That’s why our products in this Packen luggage range are made from Tyvek® material.

Tyvek® material acts as a superior combination of paper and fabric; it is flexible and malleable, but it is also able to withstand moisture, chemicals and extreme wear.

Tyvek® is particularly appreciated for its breathability, its water resistance, its robustness, its recyclable properties and its lightness.

Travel Accessories

Backpacks

We are pleased to present our special Packen Tyvek® luggage collection

of backpacks and accessories!

What is Tyvek®?

When designing our range of Packen backpacks and accessories, it was crucial to identify a material that could meet the challenges of everyday life and stand the test of time. It was also important for us to minimize waste and make progress to protect the environment. Tyvek® material was a natural choice to help achieve both of these goals. That’s why our products in this Packen luggage range are made from Tyvek® material.

Tyvek® material acts as a superior combination of paper and fabric; it is flexible and malleable, but it is also able to withstand moisture, chemicals and extreme wear.

Tyvek® is particularly appreciated for its breathability, its water resistance, its robustness, its recyclable properties and its lightness.

What is Tyvek® and where does this powerful material come from?

What is Tyvek®?

Tyvek® paper was developed and marketed by DuPont™. The material is made of 100% high density polyethylene fibers. For those who do not know the fiber, polyethylene is a polymer of the chemical compound known as ethylene. In the United States, ethylene molecules come mostly from natural gas. It has the simplest basic structure of all existing polymers, which largely explains many of its desirable characteristics.

Only a few steps are needed to turn polyethylene fibers into Tyvek® paper. The fine polyethylene fibers are repeatedly spun and are compressed with heat and pressure rather than woven. This process increases the strength and durability of Tyvek® paper. Once completely adhered, the resulting product is a smooth, white Tyvek® sheet that looks most like paper. The paper can then be printed, painted, laminated and shaped to create eco-friendly products.

Tyvek® is best known for the following qualities:

– its strength and durability;

– its light and malleable nature;

– its resistance to liquids and chemicals;

– resistance to mold;

– its insulating properties.

How does Tyvek® help the environment?

Tyvek® is composed of polyethylene fibers, the same material as recyclable plastic bottles, it is itself 100% recyclable. When recycled mechanically, polyethylene fibers can be converted into many items, including underground cable protection pipes, automotive parts, blown films, packaging materials. On average, polyethylene fibers can be recycled four to five times before the physical properties are altered.

Tyvek® paper is also a synthetic fiber qualified for the chemical recycling of raw materials. This process eliminates the basic chemicals and reuses them, reducing the amount of oil needed for production. Due to the lightness of Tyvek® paper, the energy and resources required to manufacture the product are greatly reduced. This results in a reduction of the overall material waste at the end of the life cycle of the element.

Tyvek® is very resistant and durable

The wonder of the Tyvek® material is that it is extremely tear-resistant, but it can still be cut and designed according to the shapes and elements necessary for the design of backpacks and various travel accessories, such as pouches of superior quality. Many who discovered Tyvek® for the first time are surprised and even impressed by its strength and resistance, as well as its finesse and lightness.

To paraphrase the expression of a famous boxer, Tyvek® looks like a butterfly but stings like a bee. All of its physical properties make it an absolutely unique product.

Tyvek® also reduces the number of layers needed to make a bag, reducing its final weight without affecting its strength.

Tyvek® is designed for use in harsh and extreme conditions. Whether exposed to water, heat, cold, rough handling or prolonged outdoor use, Tyvek® is resistant to tearing, punctures, water, UV, chemicals and more …

Most acids and salts have no effect on this material. It exhibits excellent resistance to rot and mildew and resistance to soiling and staining.

Tyvek® is almost indestructible and can withstand temperatures from -73 ° C to +110 °C!

Tyvek® is lightweight and flexible

Tyvek® has a high strength-to-weight ratio, which allows for increased production using less energy and resources. Tyvek® sheets look like paper, fabrics and plastic at a time. This means that they can be folded, stacked and stitched together, without breaking or splitting. It is therefore the ideal material for Packen brand luggage.

Tyvek® is much lighter than other materials with comparable strength. At the same time resistant and light, it allows to fulfill many functions while using less material.

Packen’s Tyvek® brand luggage is much lighter than other materials, while offering equivalent or better performance.

Extremely lightweight, Tyvek® is also particularly economical in terms of transportation. It does not add weight to cargoes during road, air or rail transport, resulting in significant savings.

Tyvek® is waterproof and water resistant

Unlike ordinary paper products, Tyvek® does not absorb water, it repels it. Designed for long-lasting use, it was important to us that Packen’s range of Tyvek® bags and travel accessories be durable and waterproof.

Tyvek® is moisture resistant, but it is also water resistant.

Its unique non-woven structure provides protection against climatic hazards and environmental conditions, making it perfect as a material for luggage.

Tyvek® is breathable

One of Tyvek® main strengths is its breathability, which makes it the perfect solution for a very large number of products. Because Tyvek® is a porous material, air naturally escapes through its fibers.

Tyvek® is 100% recyclable

Tyvek® is 100% recyclable and can be reused in a wide range of products. Made entirely of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Tyvek® products can be mechanically recycled to be repackaged into underground wiring protection lines, auto parts, blown film, packaging materials and flower pots. It is a high-quality material for which recycling companies are willing to pay a premium.

Printed, glued, welded or stitched Tyvek® products and Tyvek® extrusion coated or laminated with a polymer from the same family can also be recycled. Polyethylene can normally be recycled 4 or 5 times before the process begins to degrade its physical properties.

Tyvek® can be recycled chemically with other polymers. During this process, the original material is separated into chemical components, which are then recovered for reuse. When incinerated in the presence of excess oxygen, Tyvek® produces only water and CO2. It offers excellent performance, generating at least twice as much energy as coal and producing as much heat as oil.

Other benefits of Packen Tyvek® luggage:

• -70°C / + 110°C

• Smooth surface

• Easy to store

• Keep cool

• Protects against dust

• Protects against pollution

• UV resistant

• Helps protect perishable goods

• Reusable

Print & customization options / NFC smart textiles:

Our Packen Tyvek® luggage collection brings a distinctive touch to all your prints when compared to classic ones. This material brings a natural touch and has better folding qualities than those offered by synthetic films. And although it is not textile, it can easily be used as such.

The physical properties of Tyvek® make it the ideal printing medium for most of your printing applications. In addition, this 100% recyclable material is attractive for consumers concerned about respecting the environment.

Tyvek® guarantees a deep and long-lasting impression. It is possible to easily print on Tyvek® using the following printing processes: screen printing, offset, UV inkjet, thermal transfer, digital printing (some processes), inkjet printing, flexography, HP Indigo and typography.

Classic printing technologies:

Offset, flexography, typography, engraving, screen printing

Digital printing:

HP Indigo, HP Latex, UV Inkjet, CrystalPoint Technology, Thermal Transfer

Printing Technologies with Coating:

Water-based, solvent (eco9, latex inkjet).

We can equip the luggage items with innovative NFC (near field communication) technology: NFC chips connected to a unique Cloud solution, designed by our partner, Verisium / Kaspersky. We can integrate these NFC chips into the bags that we will fabricate for you, in form of smart washable labels, sewn into the luggage. 

The NFC technology is enabling apparel and bags to communicate with consumers like never before. By bringing the smartphone close to the NFC button or chip/patch, your consumers will be able to obtain any information, function or message that you wish to deliver, such as: exclusive digital content, authenticity certificates, links to your website or other URL resources, videos, connection to social media and wifi, product sheets and care instructions, electronic tickets and many other.

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