How Teflon™ Nonstick Coatings Work

The History Behind Teflon™ Nonstick Coatings

In the late 1930s, scientist Roy Plunkett discovered that one of the pressure bottles he was using in an experiment weighed much more than it should. When he opened the bottle, he discovered a white, powdery substance.

This slippery substance, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), became the key ingredient for Teflon™ nonstick coatings. With their exceptional nonstick and release properties, these coatings have transformed how consumers cook and bake.

Over the past 50 years, Teflon™ products have encouraged innovation while cultivating new markets with this revolutionary brand.

Teflon™ coatings feature patented multilayer technologies that impart superior nonstick performance and durability into cookware and bakeware. This multilayer approach includes a:

  • Rugged primer for long-lasting durability
  • Tough midcoat for better resistance to scratches and abrasions
  • Patented topcoat for easy food release and cleanup

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