Teflon

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Teflon Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a material used to coat cooking utensils and in industrial applications where sticking is to be avoided
  • not to be trusted; "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee; "they called Reagan the teflon president because mud never stuck to him"

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  • a material used to coat cooking utensils and in industrial applications where sticking is to be avoided

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Teflon Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


In chemistry, Polytetrafluoroethylene (often shortened to PTFE) is a polymer of tetrafluoroethylene. It is a fluoropolymer, because the polymerization is based on strong bonds of fluorine and carbon. Polytetrafluoroethylene is not very reactive. It also repels oil and water. It is better known by its trade-names, Teflon, and Gore-Tex. Teflon is a coating done to frying pans, among others. Gore-Tex is a membrane used in clothing.

Perfluorooctanoic acid is needed to produce Polytetrafluoroethylene,. Perfluorooctanoic acid is because it is very toxic for people and may cause cancer. The precursors for many chemical weapons are highly corrosive, their containers are therefore often treated with Polytetrafluoroethylene. For this reason, the export of Polytetrafluoroethylene from the European Union may need a special permit.



Teflon Sample Sentences in News


  • 'Teflon Mike' expected to duck trend and retain premiership
    Mobbed by shrieking schoolchildren on the campaign trail, Mike Baird was dubbed the "Justin Bieber of Australian politics" by a Fairfax journalist this week.Others call the NSW Liberal Premier "Teflon Mike", marvelling at the way... Read more on this news related to 'Teflon'
  • DuPontâ„¢ Teflon® Radiance Nonstick Coating Technology
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  • Voters look like they're happy to stick with Teflon Mike Baird
    Labor and the unions have thrown the kitchen sink at him, but still Premier Mike Baird remains Australia's most popular political leader. Read more on this news related to 'Teflon'

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