Polytetrafluoroethylene, also known as TEFLON® plastic (PTFE), is a trademarked product of DuPont de Nemours. It is a plastic with unique properties, such as high chemical resistance to many substances, high temperature resistance, and good electrical insulation properties. PTFE also has a very low friction coefficient and is resistant to UV radiation. Due to these properties, PTFE is often used in the cable industry, especially for high-temperature applications and for insulation of electrical wires and cables.