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The History of Polytetrafluoroethylene: Discovery and Development

  • Roy J. Plunkett

Abstract

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. It is a pleasure for me to be here today and participate in this review program. I am proud of my contribution; I am proud of the Du Pont Company with whom I was associated all of my active career; I am proud of the fluoropolymer industry which has developed, and I am most of all proud of the benefits to mankind that have resulted from the original discovery of polytetrafluoroethylene and the development of useful applications for it.

Keywords

Manhattan Project Pilot Plant Production Artillery Shell Dome Roof Fluorocarbon Compound 
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Copyright information

© Elsevier Science Publishing Co., Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roy J. Plunkett
    • 1
  1. 1.Corpus ChristiUSA

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