polytetrafluoroethylene


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pol·y·tet·ra·fluor·o·eth·yl·ene

 (pŏl′ē-tĕt′rə-flo͝or′ō-ĕth′ə-lēn′, -flôr′-)
n.
A thermoplastic resin, (C2F4)n, that is resistant to heat and chemicals, has an extremely low coefficient of friction, and is used as a coating on cookware, gaskets, seals, and hoses.
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polytetrafluoroethylene

(ˌpɒlɪˌtɛtrəˌflʊərəʊˈɛθɪˌliːn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a white thermoplastic material with a waxy texture, made by polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene. It is nonflammable, resists chemical action and radiation, and has a high electrical resistance and an extremely low coefficient of friction. It is used for making gaskets, hoses, insulators, bearings, and for coating metal surfaces in chemical plants and in nonstick cooking vessels. Abbreviation: PTFE Also called (trademark): Teflon
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Noun1.polytetrafluoroethylene - a trademark for a material used to coat cooking utensils and in industrial applications where sticking is to be avoided
plastic - generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
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Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is frequently bonded to a structural material (such as steel) for cookware.
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Shamrock Technologies, Dayton, NJ, a processor of micronized polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), announced plans to establish a European headquarters in Belgium in the year 2000.
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Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) has been the active ingredient in the company's release agent/ dry lubricant formulations for many years.
Shamrock Technologies, Dayton, NJ, said to be the world's largest processor of recycled polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), moved its corporate headquarters to Dayton, NJ from the company's active manufacturing site in Newark.
Performance Gear injection molds all three gears from a specially formulated ultra-low-friction grade of Delrin containing 10 wt% of DuPont Teflon PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) fluoropolymer in micropowder form.
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