Tyvek® and the Cuckoo Clock gets back its voice.

I get calls daily from people asking for Tyvek®.  Some are naturally defensive when you ask, “What is your application?”  “What are you going to do with it?”

The truth is that there are over 20 different grades of Tyvek® available from Marshall Hinds in South Africa and many more that are not always available in stock here.

When people want a few envelopes or one overall, generally it is because they have seen something on YouTube that someone has up-cycled.  South Africa is full of people looking to creating something new and beautiful and in many ways Tyvek® has been the trigger.

For the creatives out there, the good news is that Tyvek® is readily available from Marshall Hinds.[/vc_column_text]


Since Tyvek® was discovered by accident in 1955, it has been used commercially for general graphics, race numbers, envelopes, tags, labels, cargo covers, building wrap, desiccants, automotive stillage, mulching and the list keeps on growing.

Over the years a number of callers have explained to me when asked, that they want to restore their Cuckoo Clocks.  The first call I ever had from someone asking for Tyvek® to repair cuckoo clock bellows, left me rather puzzled.  At the time I was really not sure that Tyvek® would work, but many happy cuckoos later, I am not surprised by this application.

According to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuckoo_clock it is not clear who built the first cuckoo clocks and I am happy to confess that it in the grand scheme of things, it does not matter.

I am just enthralled to think that a sheet of Tyvek® and the hands of a clock lover can restore a well-worn cuckoo’s voice.

For more information on using Tyvek® denisem@marshallhinds.co.za

Till next time:-) Denise