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Re: [Rollei] OT: TEFLON (was What did you do in the war? (long))

At 03:10 AM 5/20/03 -0600, fyodor   wrote:
>I've usually heard that it was the US Space Program that "gave us" Teflon; 
>and I find the Cold War variant quite lovely, I have to admit. 
>Actually, Teflon was developed at Du Pont's Jackson Laboratory in New 
>Jersey, USA in 1938. 

Absolutely, but it did not find a use for other than lab ware until the
Sneaky Petes pulled it out again in the 1950's for use on arctic gear, and
it was then publicized by NASA in the early 1960's.  Saran Wrap had a
somewhat similar background.


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