We Put “Delight” Under a Microscope

From rock concerts to amusement parks, chemistry makes modern leisure possible. Our series The Chemistry of Delight shows how.

Work done in the laboratory leads to play. Because of fluoropolymers, audio engineers can deliver near-perfect sound to concertgoers. Advanced polymers enable the creation of modern outerwear and sports equipment. And thanks to high-performance lubricants, vacationers can reach far-flung, exotic locales.

In short, chemistry enables us to have fun. And delivering today’s optimal leisure experience means leveraging today’s advanced chemistry. Our series looks at just how chemists’ work leads to delight everywhere.


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An image shows a man looking out of his food truck, a business that uses Teflon™ coatings and Ti-Pure™ titanium dioxide to help it operate faster and more efficiently.



With low startup costs, potential for high returns, and substantial flexibility, food trucks have become a solid (and popular) business. And in mobile kitchens everywhere, chemistry is helping deliver the goods.

An image of Chuck Allgood, Refrigerants Technology Leader at The Chemours Company.

Chuck Allgood

Refrigerants Technology Leader at
The Chemours Company

A whole cold chain runs from the fishing trawlers that harvest the catch to the cook who puts the fillet in the skillet. And all of it depends on refrigeration.