DuPont is ramping up its Tyvek production to meet demand for protective coverings for health care workers. Tyvek is only produced at its 2 factories in Luxembourg and Chesterfield (VA).

DuPont has been able to work with government agencies around the world to keep supplies flowing.

“Within the first week of the response, we were supplying 30 times more into China than we typically do,” said David Domnisch, global business director for DuPont’s personal protection business.

The company employs 1300 people at its manufacturing plant in Contern, Luxembourg.
Tyvek is a water and microbial-resistant material used in a variety of applications, including protective garments for medical professionals.