For more than 200 years, DuPont has put science to work, resulting in the creation of products that contribute to healthier, safer, and better lives for people. A major DuPont innovation that has made these contributions significant is Teflon®.
Discovered in 1938 at our Jackson Research Laboratory in New Jersey, Dr. Roy Plunkett was experimenting when he realized that a chemical sample surprisingly changed its properties into a white, waxy solid with unbelievable characteristics. This innovation was the product we now know as Teflon®.
Teflon® is best known for its slipperiness, which is useful where non-stick features are important. DuPont revolutionized the cookware industry with the introduction of Teflon® non-stick coatings for cookware, making cleanup a breeze. High-rise buildings that use DuPont™ Certified Limited Combustible Cable are safer from smoke damage. And, Teflon® used in fabric protection keeps clothing and carpets looking newer, longer.
Please explore our Teflon® Web site to learn more about the wonders of Teflon® and about other Miracles of Science from DuPont.
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