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Polytetrafluoroethylene

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a fluoropolymer discovered by Roy J.

Plunkett (1910–1994) of DuPont in 1938.

It was introduced as a commercial product in 1946 and (in an example of a genericized trademark) is generally known to the public by DuPont's brand name Teflon.

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