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Dorothy Africa wrote about Tyvek:

>If you live in a recently constructed house this may be an unsettling
>thought since the building trades seem to use it for insulation these

Actually, it's used as a vapor barrier, which probably has implications
for it's use in conservation.

As to why it's so special compared to paper--it doesn't tear!  Now
that's attractive in many ways, especially for things like hinges.


Pamela Rups
Computer Multimedia Specialist
Instructional Technology Services
Western Michigan University

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