Engineers and other researchers are always striving to improve the lives of people who use technology as an integral part of their everyday lives.

Though evidence of this improvement is obvious in many cases, sometimes it’s the little things that can make a big difference. In the case of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), or Teflon, often these differences aren’t visible at all. Teflon is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene that has applications across multiple industries -…