Definition of polytetrafluoroethylene in English:



mass noun
  • another term for Teflon
    • ‘Teflon and related nonstick materials are made from an ultraslippery compound, polytetrafluoroethylene.’
    • ‘In addition, materials can be codeposited into the electroless nickel matrix to improve the hardness, for example nanodiamonds or polytetrafluoroethylene, to decrease the coefficient of friction.’
    • ‘A manufacturer of laminating presses and molding systems for the plastic and rubber industries has recently introduced a press for laminating polytetrafluoroethylene.’
    • ‘A noncontact fiber has a quartz center covered with polytetrafluoroethylene and silicone and does not come into contact with blood vessels and tissue.’
    • ‘Gleason wanted to coat the devices with a polymer called polytetrafluoroethylene - better known as Teflon, a registered trademark of DuPont.’