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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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5] MSP personal impactors on (1998) polytetrafluorethylene (PTFT) filters by XRF, two-hour integrated samples P[M.
Madame Gregoire had wondered, if polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE), the non-stick coating on her husband's fishing line, could prevent sticking, why couldn't he make PTFE keep an omelet from sticking to her pan?
Despite numerous modifications and improvements to non-stick technology over the last several decades, the essential element in traditional non-stick technology, polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE), has remained the same since it was created in 1938 -- until today.
The filaments were variously melt spun into ice water and through ambient air to a take-up device consisting of a polytetrafluorethylene roller.
If he could use PolyTetrafluorEthylene to prevent hot fiberglass from adhering to his aluminum fishing rod, why couldn't he put it on an aluminum frying pan to keep an omelette from sticking?
The study provides an analysis of six sectors of the market: cellulose membrane microfilters, nylon membrane microfilters, polytetrafluorethylene membrane microfilters, polyvinyldine difluoride membrane microfilters, polysulfone membrane microfilters, and polyproplene microfilters.