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Protective Coatings for Handheld Devices and Displays

Easy clean and anti-smudge performance for electronic, electrical and other component surfaces

As handheld electronic devices are taken everywhere with us every day, dirt, grime, fingerprint oils and other contaminants make it a constant challenge to keep them clean.

3M™ Novec™ Electronic Grade Coatings are fast drying, easy-to-apply, protective surface modifiers that provide optimum cleaning performance for a broad range of applications and from a wide variety of surface contaminants. They provide

  • Excellent protection and repellency properties
  • Improved manufacturing efficiencies
  • Health and safety benefits
  • Environmental and sustainability benefits

These nonflammable surface modifiers offer you a reliable alternative to traditional conformal coatings – combining outstanding performance with easy application.

Features and Benefits

  • Easy clean – being hydrophobic, optimizes cleaning and anti-smudge performance
  • Excellent repellency – reduces the component surface energy, repelling moisture and many liquids
  • Smooth, low-friction tactile feel – fingers glide over the coating and creates a pleasurable user experience
  • Speed of application - air-dries in seconds, thermally cures quickly
  • Ease of application - can be applied via dip, spray*, brush or syringe dispensing
  • Sustainable – made with sustainable chemistries, they are non ozone-depleting, contain no volatile organic components and have low global warming potential
  • Health and safety – are nonflammable and low in toxicity

  • *Use of appropriate PPE or engineering controls recommended.
3M Novec Electronic Grade Coatings Product Selection Guide
3M™ Novec™ Electronic Grade Coatings
Product Selection Guide for External Device Protection


Novec Coating



Application Method1

Dry Time
Cure Time


Easy Clean

External Protection

Designed to protect glass, steel, aluminum, ceramics

1720 0.1 3M™ Novec™ 7100 Engineered Fluid Dip or Spray 5-15 seconds
Cure at 70-150°C for 15-60 minutes
2202 0.2 3M™ Novec™ 7200 Engineered Fluid Spray 5-15 seconds
Cure at 185°C for 60 minutes
1 All Novec coatings can be applied using spray, dip or syringe methods. For spray application, 3M recommends using engineered controls or PPE to minimize worker exposure.


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