What is Teflon™?

Teflon™ is a registered trademark and a brand name owned by Chemours, and is used on a range of products. Teflon™ is not a specific chemical or product name. The Teflon™ brand represents a family of high-performance products that are used in a wide variety of industrial applications and consumer applications. The Teflon™ brand has come to represent a variety of benefits to consumers including easy clean, nonstick, repellency and durablity.

Since the early 1960s, Teflon™ brand nonstick coatings have been used on cookware. Although consumers know the Teflon™ trademark for its nonstick properties in cookware applications, not all nonstick coated cookware contains or is made with Chemours Teflon™ nonstick coatings. Chemours nonstick coatings for cookware are based on food grade PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), which is a high-performance fluoropolymer. The final cookware coating is a dried, durable nonstick material which delivers the easy clean and nonstick performance that you expect from your cookware coated with Teflon™ nonstick.