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No Chemical Attack ... So You're Sure It's Pure

Foods don't react with Teflon™, so there are no chemical interactions or corrosion to compromise taste or create contamination. The near-universal chemical resistance of Teflon™ is a key reason for its broad use in fluid-handling componenets and vessels used in the chemical processing and semiconductor manufacturing industries.

Teflon™ adds essentially nothing to foods and takes nothing away. With extremely low extractables and reactivity plus high purity, Teflon™ meets a wide range of regulatory requirements. Unlike some other polymers, Teflon™ contains no additives to compromise the flavor or contaminate products.

And Teflon™ doesn't absorb dilute solutions of benzoic acid and other common food preservatives, which can be a problem with handling preservatives with silicone rubber and PVC tubing.

Grades of Teflon™ PTFE granular resins and fine powder resins and Teflon™ FEP may be used in food contact applications in compliance with the U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Regulation 21 CFR 177.1550. Teflon™ PFA 440 HP and 450 HP also comply. The U.S. Department of Agriculture accepts grades of Teflon™ that comply with this FDA regulation as components of materials in direct contact with meat or poultry food products prepared under Federal inspection.