Technologies

Choose a technology below to see how our ideas live on, in connection with others, to help solve problems around the world.

Technologies

Choose a technology below to see how our ideas live on, in connection with others, to help solve problems around the world.

Fluorinated Materials

fluoroplastic

3M™ Dyneon™ Fluoroplastic THV 221GZ

3M fluorochemicals are the active materials in 3M's extensive line of protective coatings. They are also used as thermal management fluids and as surfactants that improve the flow of high-performance paints and coatings. Dyneon fluoropolymers have outstanding temperature and chemical resistance, making them ideal for many products that operate in extreme and hostile environments. They are used in wire coatings, seals, gaskets, nonstick coatings, fuel hose liners, and other critical, high-performance applications.

cell phone

Seemingly magic fluid

Water can be useful for cleaning, cooling, and protecting. However, in high-tech environments it can also create concerns. Fluorinated materials offer a solution. 3M™ Novec™ Products are based on proprietary 3M fluorination technology, offering safe, effective, sustainable solutions for many industrial and electronics applications. Today this technology is used in electronics manufacturing to clean, cool, and coat essential electronic devices.

Combined with:

beaker

High performance, low environmental impact

Our scientists evaluated thousands of potential molecular combinations in the development of 3M’s proprietary segregated hydrofluoroethers (HFEs) used for electronics cleaning and heat transfer applications.

fire suppression

Protecting the world’s treasures

When used in fire suppression systems, Novec 1230 fluid effectively extinguishes fires while being safe for humans and the environment. It’s ideal for libraries, museums, and archives to protect rare books, art, and artifacts without causing damage.

Technology Facts

  • First Application Scotchgard™ Fabric Protector (1956)
  • Now Innovating Novec™ fluids for electronics
  • What We’ve Done Walking on the moon (1969), giant squid at the Smithsonian, first fabric protection products

Technology Facts

  • Markets Textiles, Consumer, Electronics, Industrial, Automotive
  • Core Products Scotchgard™, Fluorel™, Novec™
  • 3M Business Unit Electronics & Energy, Consumer, Industrial