This is the brand name for a number of fluorinated polymers manufactured by E.I. DuPont de Nemours. Many valve manufacturers use this term illegally, when in fact their products are not Teflon® but generic PTFE, PFA etc.
The Dupont brand name for HDPE resin. This material is often used to comply with smoke resistance requirements of the National Electric Code. Plenum cable is frequently Teflon cable. See also: Plenum, PVC.
DuPont Company trademark for fluorocarbon resins. (FEP - Fluorinated ethylene-propylene. A thermo-plastic material with good electrical insulating properties and chemical and heat resistance.). (TFE - Tetrafluoroethylene. A thermoplastic material with good electrical insulating properties and chemical and heat resistance.). It is not suitable where subjected to nuclear radiation and does not have good high voltage characteristics. FEP Teflon is extrudable in a manner similar to PVC and polyethylene. This means that long wire and cable lengths are available. TFE Teflon is extrudable in a hydraulic ram type process. Lengths are limited due to amount of material in the ram, thickness of the insulation, and preform size. TFE must be extruded over a silver- or nickel-coated wire. The cost of Teflon is approximately 8 to 10 times more per pound than PVC compounds.
Also known as PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), it is used for implants and is also available as barbells, these can be very useful when having x-rays. PTFE is also useful where a flexible barbell is needed.
A DuPont trademark. It's pretty remarkable, clothes that feel perfectly soft and natural, yet resist stains well. The easy-care TeflonÂ® protector is built right into the clothing's fabric. It lasts and protects for a long, long time.
A trade name for a polymer of polytetrafluoroethylene, characterized by extreme chemical inertness, withstanding the attack of all reagents except molten alkali metals; a tough, heat-resistant fluorocarbon resin used in packing, bearings, filters, electrical insulation, cooking utensils, and plumbing sealants.
Trade name for a synthetic sometimes used to coat hard bullets to protect the rifling. Other synthetics, nylon for instance, have also been used as bullet coatings. None of these soft coatings has any effect on lethality.
When applied to a fabric, Teflon works by surrounding each fiber with an invisible barrier. Whether it keeps you dry in the rain, or protects you against the spills and accidents of everyday life, Teflon will deliver unsurpassed protection.