WHAT IS TEFLON®? WHAT IS PTFE?
WHAT IS TEFLON®?
Teflon® is a registered trademark of DuPont and is used in relation to products manufactured with Dupont’s fluoropolymer resins.
What is PTFE?
PTFE stands for PolyTetraFluoroEthylene, which is the chemical term for the polymer (CF2)n.
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), (DuPont’s trademark of Teflon®) is a thermoplastic member of the fluoropolymer family of plastics. PTFE has a low coefficient of friction, excellent insulating properties, and is chemically inert to most substances. It also can withstand high heat applications and it is well know for its anti-stick properties.
Other trademarks, in addition to DuPont’s trademark Teflon®, of PTFE resin and their manufacturer are:
FLUON® AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc. (AGC). They have plants in the U.S., England, and Japan.
DYNEON® Dyneon, a 3M Company, produces PTFE resin in Gendorf, Germany. This plant has operated since 1964, founded by Hoechst AG and resin formerly trademarked as HOSTAFLON®.
POLYFLON® Daikin Industries Ltd. has been producing PTFE resin since the 1960's in Japan and since 1994 in the U.S as Daikin America Inc.
ALGOFLON® Solvay Solexis, formerly Ausimont, has plants in the U.S. and Italy. Ausimont was purchased by Solvay.
TEFLON® is a Registered Trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company