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How DuPont™ Teflon® Nonstick Coatings Work

The exceptional performance of DuPont nonstick coatings is made possible by the characteristics of their unique main ingredient, Teflon® fluoropolymer resin.

DuPont invented nonstick coatings for cookware and has been the leader ever since. We hold the majority of all patents granted in nonstick technology. And we're proud to say we're the undisputed leader in research and development, quality assurance, nonstick performance, and consumer trust!

Unlike most other competitive nonsticks, DuPont branded nonstick coatings feature patented multi-layer technologies to ensure superior performance and durability:

  • A unique topcoat — for easy food release and easy cleanup
  • A tough midcoat — for excellent resistance to scratches and abrasions
  • A rugged primer — for long-lasting durability


The DuPont certification seal, the Teflon® logo, means you can trust the cookware to meet the toughest DuPont standards for quality and performance. Standards are upheld by a unique 13-point checklist for quality assurance. Plus, DuPont tests cookware in a rigorous battery of real-world tests, including over 30 years of in-home kitchen testing and an ongoing program of professional chef testing conducted in commercial restaurants.

Before a manufacturer is licensed to use a DuPont nonstick coating, they must submit their products to DuPont to make certain that exacting quality standards are met. Once a manufacturer is licensed, DuPont conducts periodic testing to ensure that those standards are consistently upheld. Finally, each manufacturer conducts in-house tests against their own quality standards.

When you see the Teflon® brand seal, you are guaranteed to get the quality, durability, and performance you need for easier cooking and cleanup, time after time.