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’s not only used as a nonstick coating on cookware but it’s also used in a variety of other applications.
Applications include coating dental fillings, nail polish, and carpet protection. It’s also used in paint, metal finishing, and solar panels. In fact, it’s probably used in about a thousand other products, so maybe it’s 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 invented 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’s been in use hundreds and then thousands of products after that.
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 WW2, atomic bomb designed used Teflon to produce gaskets and liners that could resistant 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 your 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.