Polytetrafluoroethylene, also known as PTFE, is a strong, tough, waxy, nonflammable synthetic resin produced by the polymerization of tetrafluoroethylene.
- In nutrition, there are some health benefits when using teflon pans to cook food. Normally, food is cooked with oils and fats to prevent the food from sticking to the pan. This is most prevalent when cooking eggs, where the egg bottom becomes completely stuck to the bottom of the pan. The usage of cooking with oils contributes a good amount of fat into a diet.
- It is also fabricated into industrial products, including bearings, pipe liners, and parts for valves and pumps.