In the 1980's, the original proprietary Tetra lubricant technology was developed by scientists in Maryland. Based on the original duPont Teflon PTFE material that was new at the time, it was quickly replaced with an improved particle that was not only just several microns in size, but engineered into a more effective spherical shape, and treated in a special way along with other critical ingredients to deliver a lube formula that engaged precisioned metal in a very positive way as it settled into the microscopic hills and valleys of gunmetal and stayed in place and helped parts to virtually float against one another as it minimized friction and load bearing in a very unique way. Before this, gun oil and gun grease lacked a particle, which is the critical difference in providing that barrier substrate that delivers superior lubrication.
More than a third of a century later, the product has evolved and has been widely accepted worldwide. And, of course, people know of other brands that have come and gone in this category, as well as others that headed in other directions, but the Tetra product has always delivered. It is reliable and forgiving because it is non-reactive chemistry that treats metal and minimizes fouling buildup. It's what we call bore conditioning.
Tetra applied this chemistry to the Tetra Gun Lubricant oil (more like a semifluid), the Tetra Gun Grease, Triple Action CLP liquid, Tetra Gun Spray CLP aerosol, and the Tetra Gun Lubricating Wipes. Different forms of the same technology to benefit the sport shooter in treating gun parts.