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DuPont Announces Improved Performance Across Teflon® Brand Portfolio and Commercial Introduction of Teflon® coatings made without PFOA

Published on 2009-02-17. Author : SpecialChem

GENEVA -- DuPont will demonstrate its commitment to product innovation and the environment with the introduction of better performing DuPont™ Teflon® coatings made without PFOA at Ambiente 2009. Teflon® Platinum Plus will be the first Teflon® coating made without PFOA to be available.

Beginning 2009 using new, proprietary and patented scratch resistance technology, DuPont introduces Teflon® Platinum Plus coatings. This revolutionary new coating provides a 50% improvement in scratch resistance compared to its current Teflon® Platinum coatings. Teflon® Platinum Plus is the most durable, high performance non- stick coating available from DuPont. With enhanced scratch resistance, Teflon® Platinum Plus is metal utensil safe and designed to look newer longer. Teflon® Platinum Plus will be the first Teflon® branded coating made without PFOA. DuPont will begin taking orders for Teflon® Platinum Plus for top of range spray coatings in March 2009.

In keeping with the company's focus to deliver longer lasting nonstick coatings, all other Teflon® branded top of range spray coatings have also been engineered to offer improved durability. The abrasion resistances of Teflon® Classic, Teflon® Select and Teflon® Platinum have all been significantly improved. Throughout 2009, as these coatings become available, they will also be made without PFOA. All the new Teflon® coatings will continue to offer the long lasting food release and easy clean that the Teflon® coatings have always provided consumers around the world.

"Our development team has put dynamic science to work to provide manufacturers, marketers and retailers innovative and sustainable products,"said Ren? Bernaz, marketing manager, EMEA, at DuPont Teflon® Finishes. "We believe that more durable, longer lasting non-stick coatings increase the functional life of non-stick cookware, which results in the need for fewer replacement pans. Fewer pans produced means less waste, which offers consumers a sustainable cookware option and a better cooking experience."

DuPont™ Teflon® was discovered in 1938 by DuPont chemist Dr. Roy Plunkett. The first non-stick coating was commercialized for cookware in 1962. Cookware coated with Teflon® non-stick makes cooking and clean up easier. DuPont has created a wide range of non-stick coatings to meet a variety of needs - from those who are avid cooks to those who are professional chefs.

About DuPont:

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation. The DuPont Oval, DuPont™, The miracles of science™ and Teflon® are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

Source: DuPont

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