The Material of Teflon was invented in the post-war period. But industrial applications did not yet exist. The French chemist Marc Grégoire was the same, he treated his fishing line with the substance, to be able to better unravel. The really ground-breaking idea had his wife Colette. You plated pans and pots with the Material. It worked so well that her husband, in 1956, started a company for non-stick cookware: Tefal.

Some of the companies owe their current market position to chance. Instead of year long Getüftel it was a false hand or just a gaze, made a discovery to a product.

In our photo gallery we present strange coincidences that facilitated the development of everyday products.