PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) is a synthetic fluoropolymer with a high melting temperature that has outstanding chemical resistance and self-lubrication properties. The most common brand name of PTFE is Teflon. PTFE is so slippery that insects cannot get a grip and can't climb the surface. It is also the only known surface to which a gecko cannot stick.
What is PTFE plastic used for?
Along with its high melting temperature, PTFE has excellent dielectric properties, making it ideal for the insulation of wiring in aerospace and computer applications. Its frictionless properties also make it a popular choice for hoses and pipes to help improve the flow of highly viscous liquids. Teflon is best known for as the non-stick coating in cookware like pots and pans.
Is PTFE a plastic?
PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) is a class of plastics known as synthetic fluoropolymers. It has a high melting temperature, outstanding chemical resistance, and self-lubrication properties. The most common brand name of PTFE is Teflon.