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Alternative to nPB and Chlorinated Solvents

Learn more about trans-dichloroethylene (trans DCE)

3M™ Novec™ fluids offer precision cleaning solutions, including high solvency, non-flammable products that are formulated with trans-dichloroethylene (trans DCE). Trans DCE is clearly differentiated from traditional chlorinated solvents such as trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene, and methylene chloride, on the basis of human health and environmental properties. Unlike nPB and traditional chlorinated solvents, Novec fluids formulated with trans DCE remain stable in use and do not need acid acceptance testing or stabilizer maintenance.

This data sheet more fully details the human health, safety and environmental properties of trans DCE and its hydrofluorether (HFE) azeotropes, providing a clear differentiation from the traditional chlorinated solvents and the basis for incorporating this chemistry under the Novec brand as safe, sustainable chemistry.

Click here to download the complete Technical Information Sheet (pdf, 198 KB)

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