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[Rollei] Re: TEFLON
- Subject: [Rollei] Re: TEFLON
- From: "Neal Friedenthal" <neal >
- Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 11:12:17 -0400
On Wed, 21 May 2003 11:08:18 -0400, Neal Friedenthal wrote:
>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.
>Back in the early 50's Teflon was experimented with as a method to prevent jams in machine guns. They coated .30-06 cartridges with green Teflon, it
>fine until the chamber heated to the melt point of the Teflon and then created a permanent seal between the casing and the gun. They also tried to make
>Teflon bullets, (projectiles), but that didn't work that well either.