polytetrafluoroethylene

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polytetrafluoroethylene

(pŏ-lē-tĕ-tră-flŏ-rō-ĕth′ĭ-lēn),

PTFE

A synthetic polymer that has slippery, nonsticking properties. It is used in a variety of products, including vascular grafts used to bypass obstructed blood vessels and grafts used for dialysis access.

polytetrafluoroethylene

a synthetic material commonly used as a nonstick lining in domestic cooking utensils (frypans); abbreviated PTFE; called also Teflon. Overheating produces toxic fumes that cause an acute hemorrhagic pneumonitis and death in small caged birds, which are particularly susceptible. Called also polymer-fume fever, kitchen deaths. See also polytef.
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Instead, he came up with polytetraflouroethylene, commonly known as Teflon, which was first used in the manufacture of gaskets and valves for the atomic bomb.
The 25N substrate materials for high volume commercial circuits feature many of the performance advantages of polytetraflouroethylene (PTFE) materials with the cost/processing advantages of traditional thermoset materials.
5[inch], 20-mil-thick polytetraflouroethylene board.
A Conductive Bonding Adhesive System for High Frequency Applications" was presented by Dan Gosselin of M-Wave/Poly Circuits Division, describing elastomeric adhesives for adhering polytetraflouroethylene (PTFE) PCBs to heavy metal ground planes.
Traditionally, RF connectors use a polytetraflouroethylene (PTFE) dielectric and are either mechanically or epoxy captivated.