The cleaning solvent you choose affects the health and well-being of your workers. Protecting them is not only required by law – it’s a promise you’ve made to help keep them safe. Express your commitment by making 3M Novec Engineered Fluids your choice for solvent cleaning and vapor degreasing, and get the peace of mind that comes from low toxicity, non-flammability and high safety margins.
With significant toxicity concerns and the increased regulatory scrutiny on the use of n-propyl bromide (also known as nPB or 1-BP), many engineers are seeking a safer nPB alternative that doesn’t sacrifice perfomance.
Unlike nPB, 3M Novec fluids provide:
Mindful manufacturers are concerned about the continued use of trichloroethylene (TCE or TRIKE), which is classified as a Category 2 carcinogen. If you are looking for a TCE replacement to safeguard your workers and don’t want to sacrifice performance, 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids could be your solution.
3M Novec fluids are:
As stricter environmental standards have been adopted under international protocols, solvent cleaning has moved from older hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) to hydrofluorcarbons (HFCs), which are non-ozone depleting. However, both have high global warming potential (GWP), and treaties like the Montreal Protocol have been amended to begin the phasedown of HFCs in the coming years.
Those still looking to replace HCFCs can skip the intermediate step to HFCs – and users of HFCs can get a jump on the phasedown – by transitioning directly to a low-GWP alternative.
3M Novec fluids are:
The aqueous cleaning systems many businesses use today have the environmental advantage over old systems that used ozone-depleting solvents. But with advances in technology and the introduction of more sustainable cleaning solutions like 3M Novec Engineered Fluids, manufacturers can gain advantages without the use of larger, more complex and more energy intensive solutions.
3M Novec fluids help provide:
As we search for ways to build a better, healthier future, environmental and worker safety regulations evolve and change. With the need to find alternatives to n-propyl bromide (nPB), trichloroethylene (TCE), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), hydrofluorcarbons (HFCs), more engineers are looking for safe and sustainable cleaning solvents like 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids.
Your reputation for quality depends on effective cleaning processes. If your operation is suffering from insufficient cleaning with your current solution, or changes in your product require new cleaning solutions, consider 3M Novec Engineered Fluids. Our Novec fluids excel for circuit board cleaning, cleaning medical and electrical components and for removing cutting oils.
Sustainable 3M Novec cleaning and vapor degreasing solvents are an outstanding alternative with low global warming potentials and no ozone depletion potential. By making 3M Novec Engineered Fluids part of your system, you are making a choice that will enhance your reputation, get you ahead of changing environmental regulations, and help prevent harm to the world we all share.
Expanding your business is a perfect time to make a mindful choice regarding your solvent cleaning or vapor degreasing solution. Whether you’re working with a new product or expanding an existing line, 3M Novec fluids offer value over the long term, with no compromises in performance or safety.
April 22, 2017
Choosing sustainable instead of high GWP products can help protect our planet in unimaginable ways.
March 30, 2017
Anechoic chambers absorb sound and electromagnetic waves and have unique fire suppression needs.
March 07, 2017
The fate of the HFC phasedown under the new Administration was uncertain – until now. HFCs remain on the path of halon.
January 31, 2017
EPA proposes to prohibit manufacture, import, processing & distribution of TCE for vapor degreasing.
At 3M, we know how important it is to find the right cleaning solution. That's why our line of 3M Novec Engineered Fluids features a broad range of solvency, cleaning strengths and materials compatibilities. Learn more about the 3M Novec solutions that are compatible with:
Whether you’re cleaning electronic components, medical devices or precision machine parts, one solution does not fit all. 3M Novec Engineered Fluids come in a range of strengths to offer the right tool for the job. Learn more about our products for:
See how the range of 3M Novec Engineered Fluids is designed with specific attributes and compatibilities that meet your needs. With a range of boiling points, cleaning strengths, drying times and vapor pressures, you will find the solution you need.
Designed to be a safer, effective replacement for toxic solvents like nPB and TCE, 3M Novec 73DE fluid has a high margin of safety for heavy duty vapor degreasing and immersion cleaning. It features high solvency, low surface tension, non-flammability and fluid stability. Save time and money with faster cycles, lower energy use and improved performance, especially for complex parts with fine details. The newest member of the Novec family, Novec 73DE fluid demonstrates our commitment to ongoing innovation that meets your evolving needs.
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