U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for April 3
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
TUESDAY, APRIL 3: TEFLON
Profile America — Tuesday, April 3rd. For most of history, a good meal was followed by the drudgery of scrubbing the pans used to prepare it. But something was invented this week in 1938 that changed all that — tetrafluoroethylene — far better known as Teflon. Developed by Roy Plunkett of the DuPont Company, Teflon revolutionized cooking utensils. By the time he died in the early 1990s, three-out-of-four of all cooking pans in the nation were coated with his invention. Today, Teflon is also used in semiconductors, communications cables, and even in clothing. The nation’s chemical industry generates more than $716 billion a year in sales and provides jobs for more than 800,000 workers. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2012, p. 206
2007 Economic Census, NAICS 325
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau