DuPont Launches New Tyvek® Protec™ Roofing Underlayments  

WILMINGTON, Del., July 12, 2016 ─ DuPont Protection Solutions today announced the launch of a new line of roofing underlayments, DuPont Tyvek® Protec, part of the Tyvek® family of building envelope products.

Tyvek® Protec is suitable for use by professional roofing and exteriors contractors in new construction or re-roofing projects as a secondary water barrier on steep-sloped roofs (2:12 or higher) under asphalt shingle, tile, metal, cedar or slate. Tyvek® Protec is offered in a variety of product grades: Tyvek® Protec™ 120; Tyvek® Protec 160 and Tyvek® Protec 200; each with increasing quality, durability, strength, warranty protection and UV resistance.


“The walkability of Tyvek® Protec is best-in-class,” said Jim Ash, global roofing market segment leader, DuPont Protection Solutions. “From the grip under foot to the grip to the roof deck, contractors will see, feel, and experience the differences from other roofing underlayments the moment they install the first roll. We are excited and look forward to bringing the same high level of quality, durability, building science, support and service to those that serve the roofing industry as we have been providing to the construction industry for over 35 years.”

With its industry-leading walkability, Tyvek® Protec enables effective installation regardless of weather conditions – dry, wet, hot, cold or dirty. In addition, Tyvek® Protec lays flat and is wrinkle-free, for ease of installation.  It is easy to chalk, and is available in the United States and in Canada from local lumber and roofing dealers. For more information, visit:

DuPont Protection Solutions is a global leader in products and solutions that protect what matters – people, structures and the environment – and enables its customers to win through unique capabilities, global scale and iconic brands. DuPont™ Kevlar® helps protect law enforcement officers, military personnel, athletes and astronauts; DuPont™ Nomex® helps protect firefighters, industrial workers and race car drivers, as well as mass transit and wind energy systems; DuPont™ Tyvek® helps protect chemical industrial workers, as well as sterile medical devices and building construction; and DuPont™ Corian® resists the growth of bacteria to help protect hospital patients against infection.  For more information about DuPont Protection Solutions visit:

For Greater Good™ is the promise of the DuPont™ Tyvek® brand. Tyvek® can provide the trusted protective barrier people need to worry less so they can focus on accomplishing bigger things – making the greater good possible.

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