polytetrafluoroethylene

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polytetrafluoroethylene

[¦päl·ē‚te·trə‚flür·ō′eth·ə‚lēn]
(organic chemistry)
(CF2CF2)n A highly crystalline perfluorinated polymer that is characteristically resistant to heat and chemicals.

polytetrafluoroethylene

A waxy opaque thermoplastic resin commonly known by its proprietary name Teflon; resistant to acid oxidizing agents and to alkalis; has a particularly slippery surface.
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Regardless of how wonderful and useful they were, synthetic rubber, nylon, and polyethylene arguably pale in comparison to polytetraflouroethylene.
Texloc produces industrial convoluted and corrugated tubing, high purity polytetraflouroethylene (PTFE) tubing for general industrial purposes and PTFE capillary tubing for instrumentation and medical devices.
The cream contains polytetraflouroethylene resins, compounds that are similar to the substances that coat non-stick cooking utensils.