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3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids

Precision Clean - Zero Compromise

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 Fluids 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.
These engineered fluids from 3M™ provide exceptional cleaning fluid & thermal management performance across a wide range of common to difficult soil types.  The engineered fluid portfolio provides a range of low global warming potential products for nearly any application requirements and exhibits low toxicity for peace of mind when replacing harmful HCFC-based solvents and other ozone-depleting substances.  

Why Use Novec™ Solvents vs. Aqueous Cleaning Methods? 


No Water Required 

When using a Novec™ Solution water is no longer needed at all - the content is ready to go - 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 a Novec™ Engineered Fluid, which requires less energy to heat & dry parts compared to aqueous based systems and large scale dryers.  

Precice Boiling Point Range

The engineered fluid portfolio exhibits a wide range of azeotropic liquid solutions with a stable boiling point to help provide precise control for your specific application and process.  

Electronic & Circuit Board Safe

These specialty fluid solutions are safe for use on wafer, circuitboard, & semiconductor surfaces during sensitive cleaning application steps in manufacturing facilities & exhibit advantageous dielectric stability. 

No Surface Residue

Novec™ Engineered Fluids 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™ Engineered Fluids 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. 

Learn more about Novec™ Applications 

Replacing nPB


Ultra-Low Temps


Immersion Cooling



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