Its most well-known brand name is Teflon®, established by the DuPont Company.Teflon® is the trademark of the Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a syntheticfluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene that has numerous applications.
It was discovered by Roy J. Plunkett from Du Pont in 1938 and commercially launched in 1946. It is athermoplastic fluoropolymer.
The molecular structure consisting of a long and straight carbon chainsaturated with fluorine atoms has very inert properties due to the strong bonds between the atoms.
Resistant to heat, chemicals, moisture, electrical jump (dielectric) and friction, Teflon® does not stickto any material; its friction coefficient is smaller than that of all solid objects.
Teflon® begins to deteriorate at temperatures above 260 ° C; It completely deforms around 350 ° C.An empty pan left on the fire can exceed these degrees, but the small amount of oil burned in thepan creates a greater health problem.