One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An organic polymer containing fluorine atoms, such as polytetrafluoroethylene.
- ‘In addition, the use of specialty primers enables light-cure cyanoacrylates to develop strong bonds to polyolefins and other hard-to-bond plastics, such as fluoropolymers and acetal resins.’
- ‘For example, a single material might offer the flexibility of a urethane and the lubricity of a fluoropolymer or PTFE.’
- ‘The architects considered many options for the roof materials and finally chose an ultra-violet-stable fluoropolymer, ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, welded into cushions.’
- ‘Although fluoropolymers and silicone products have a melting point of approximately 250 [degrees] F, with no place to flow they return to their previous state when they cool.’
- ‘A second plasma then decomposes the fluoropolymer releasing reactive fluorine atoms which then eat into the silicon.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.