Water and oil don’t mix, but 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are designed to dissolve the toughest cutting oils without compromising sustainability or worker safety. Vapor degreasing with 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Solvents can help you achieve your sustainability goals while improving cleaning performance and decreasing energy usage. 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are designed to meet your solvent cleaning and vapor degreasing needs while supporting your higher purpose.
Why Use Novec™ Solvents vs. Aqueous Cleaning Methods?
No Water Required
When using a Novec™ Solution water is no longer needed at all - simplifying most cleaning processes by removing deionization processes and reducing cost & concerns regarding waste water removal.
Fewer Required Additives
Novec™ fluids can be reused & recycled - compared to aqueous cleaning a range of required detergents, surfactants and other additives can lead to waste removal concerns and can quickly become outrageously expensive.
Reduced Electricity Usage
Reduce overall energy consumption by using Novec™ which requires less energy to heat & dry parts compared to aqueous based systems and large scale dryers.
No Surface Residue
Novec™ Solvents do not leave a residue after cleaning - when aqueous based cleaning systems can leave sticky or inconsistent surface spotting with inefficient rinsing.
More Sustainable & Less Toxic
Novec™ Solvents deliver a lower toxicity, lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) and have Zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP). Aqueous based cleaning processes can be eco-friendly and sustainable, assuming the detergents, surfactants and additives do not contribute to GWP, ODP, or waste water concerns.