Polytetrafluoroethylene, also known as PTFE, is the chemical name for the product sold under the brand name Teflon. It is a slick, low friction substance that prevents other objects from sticking to those coated with PTFE. Since its discovery in the middle of the twentieth century, PTFE has played a key role in a number of industries, including manufacturing, aerospace, textiles, communications, and electronics. Although it has become an important part of projects as large as a space mission... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia of Science, 2019. 2p.