PTFE – Polytetrafluoroethylene
PTFE which is almost alway referred to as Polytetrafluoroethylene is an engineering plastic that has many modern day applications (also known as Teflon). PTFE is chemically inert, weatherable, a great electrical insulation, it has both a high temperature resistance, and a low coefficient of friction and non-adhesive properties. Teflon® is a familiar trade name for polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) made by DuPont.
One application of PTFE is the cooking industry and cookware production as it is a perfectly suited to a non-stick coating on kitchen pans and utensils.
As well as being a great resource in the cooking industry it is also used to make and containers and pipes in industries that contain corrosive or reactive chemicals due to its non-reactive makeup.
Another PTFE-based product is created as a lubricant in different types of machinery, PTFE in this form reduces friction and general energy usage of the overall machine.
Finally Polytetrafluoroethylene is used consistently in the health industry in hospitals and doctors surgeries across the world in many items such as catheters as its properties interferes with bacteria’s ability to spread.