Although most people probably haven’t heard about fluoropolymers, they are all around us. PTFE, FEP, and PFA are all classified as fluoropolymers, and many people consider them to be super plastics. They are very durable and easily malleable, so there are numerous different possible applications for them.
Teflon is probably the most widely recognized fluoropolymer because of its use as a coating for cookware. However, fluoropolymers can be used in a wide variety of areas and industries, including everything from national security to electronics and automobiles. Here are several of the most common ways fluoropolymers are used in the world around us.