National Teflon Day

National Teflon Day is a holiday that celebrates a chemical coating that was first invented in the 1930s and has become an indispensable part of modern life. It is not only used as a nonstick coating on cookware, but it is also used in a variety of other applications.

Applications include coating dental fillings, nail polish, and carpet protection. It is also used in paint, metal finishing, and solar panels. In fact, it is probably used in about a thousand other products, so maybe it is something that people should consider thinking about when this holiday rolls around on the calendar on April 6th.

The History of National Teflon Day

National Teflon Day was established to fall on April 6th because that is when Dr. Roy Plunkett accidentally discovered it in 1938. He was working in the E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. Lab when he accidentally discovered a material known as polytetrafluoroethylene. In 1945, Chemours registered the Teflon trademark, and it has been in use in hundreds and then thousands of products since then.

Interesting Facts About Teflon

Can’t get enough information about Teflon? If not, then we’re going to bowl you over today with some of the things we’ve discovered about this chemical compound. Let’s take a look at them, shall we?

  • During WWII, atomic bomb designers used Teflon to produce gaskets and liners that could resist the radioactive effects of the bombs.
  • Teflon is used in coating syringes and other types of equipment used in medicine.
  • Teflon has been used to manufacture armor-piercing bullets.

Observing National Teflon Day

To celebrate this day, most people are going to want to take the time to learn about how Teflon has impacted their lives. Is it just in their cookware, or is it in other products around their home? What would your life be without Teflon?

These are all questions that should be asked while you’re thinking about celebrating National Teflon Day. Also, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalTeflonDay on your social media accounts.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 6 Saturday
Next year (2025)
April 6 Sunday
Last year (2023)
April 6 Thursday
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