- Teflon, a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene, was discovered, accidentally, by a chemist at DuPont in 1938. Kinetic Chemicals, an off-shoot of the firm, patented the new plastic in 1941, and registered the Teflon trademark in 1945. Wire and cable accounted for the biggest single use for Teflon.
- This plenum cable sample is covered with Teflon. An inscription reads "Belden-E 89555...Made with DuPont Teflon Fluorocarbon Resin."
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Plenum Cable Sample
- Plenum Cable
- Physical Description
- plastic, teflon (overall material)
- overall: 22.3 cm; 8 3/4 in
- overall: 3/4 in x 8 3/16 in; 1.905 cm x 20.79625 cm
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- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Gift of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.
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- Medicine and Science: Chemistry
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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