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Comparison of Teflon and plastic
From a boiling bath of hot sulfuric acid, a laboratory technician lifts two rods of plastic. One has charred and deteriorated. The other-a rod of DuPont's new Teflon tetrafluoroethylene resin-is not affected at all by the highly corrosive hot acid. Teflon resists the most corrosive acids and solvents to a degree unequaled by any other plastic. It is not attacked even by aqua regia which dissolves gold and platinum.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Chemical industryResearch, IndustrialPlastics industry and tradeWomen in chemistryPolytef
1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341)
Series VIII, Box 8, Folder 10 'The creation of 'Teflon' at the Richmond, Virginia Plant'
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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