Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene that has numerous applications. The commonly known brand name of PTFE-based composition is Teflon by Chemours, a spin-off from DuPont, which originally discovered the compound in 1938.
PTFE stands for polytetrafluoroethylene, which is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. It is commonly known by the brand name Teflon, which is a registered trademark of Chemours. PTFE is a versatile material with many industrial applications, thanks to its unique properties, including chemical resistance, low friction, and high temperature tolerance.
Here are some examples of the industrial applications of PTFE:
Similar materials to PTFE include other fluoropolymers, such as FEP (fluorinated ethylene propylene) and PFA (perfluoroalkoxy).