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3M™ Novec™ Aerosol Cleaners

3M™ Novec™ Aerosol Cleaners
3M™ Novec™ Aerosols are a revolutionary line of nonflammable spray cleaning solvents that combine effective cleaning performance with a wide margin of workplace safety and a favorable environmental profile.

Based on a proprietary 3M solvent technology, Novec aerosol cleaners are low in toxicity, non ozone-depleting and contain no HCFCs, HFCs, nPB or Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). Novec aerosol cleaners are non-corrosive and compatible with nearly all materials used in electronics manufacturing. They are available in five formulations for use in a wide range of maintenance, rework and repair operations.

Features and Benefits

  • Nonflammable; Low toxicity
  • Fast drying cleaners leave no residue
  • Non-corrosive
  • Non-ozone depleting, low global warming potential
  • No HCFCs, HFCs, nPB, or HAPs
  • Over 95% active solvent, for more cleans per can

  • 3M™ Novec™ Contact Cleaner

    3M™ Novec™ Contact Cleaner effectively removes light oils, greases, silicones, dust and particulates from sensitive electrical and electronic equipment. It is compatible with plastics, is non-flammable, and is ideal for use on energized components. It is non-ozone depleting and contains no HCFCs, HFCs, nPB or HAPs. Meets MIL-PRF 29608A Class C specifications for electrical component cleaning compounds.

    3M™ Novec™ Contact Cleaner Plus

    New 3M™ Novec™ Contact Cleaner Plus is formulated with extra cleaning power to remove stubborn oils, greases and silicones, as well as fluorinated oils and greases, dust and particulates, from sensitive electrical and electronic equipment – including connectors, printed circuit boards, electro-mechanical devices, scales, relays and circuit breakers. It is compatible with plastics.

    3M™ Novec™ Contact Cleaner/Lubricant

    Non-flammable, non-conductive aerosol cleaner and lubricant designed for critical electrical cleaning challenges. Designed to help make the workplace safer; comply with green initiatives; and cut electrical cleaning challenges down to size. Quickly penetrates and flushes away light oils and greases from sensitive electrical and electronic equipment including: avionics, electro-mechanical devices, electrical contacts, connectors and switches. Effectively removes fluorinated oils and greases. It also leaves a thin protective silicone coating help prevent excessive wear and abrasion. Supports U.S. DOD initiatives to procure environmentally preferable products. Meets MIL-PRF 29608A Class L specifications for electrical contact cleaning and lubricating compounds.

    3M™ Novec™ Electronic Degreaser

    3M™ Novec™ Electronic Degreaser is a strong nonflammable cleaner ideal for removal of heavy oils, greases and handling soils from internal components of electronic equipment, precision devices and other electromechanical or sensitive devices.

    3M™ Novec™ Flux Remover

    3M™ Novec™ Flux Remover is a strong, nonflammable cleaner ideal for removal of a wide variety of solder fluxes used in electronic manufacturing and repair – including rosin-based and many no-clean and lead-free fluxes.

    Novec Contact Cleaner Novec Contact Cleaner Plus Novec Contact Cleaner/Lubricant Novec Electronic Degreaser Novec Flux Remover
    Cleaning Strength Light Duty Medium Duty Medium Duty Heavy Duty Heavy Duty
    Plastic Compatibility Plastic-safe Plastic-safe Plastic-safe May damage ABS, PS, acrylic and polycarbonate May damage ABS, PS, acrylic and polycarbonate
    Lubricant None None Silicone Based None None
     Cleaning Performance
    Particulate +++ +++ +++ +++ +++
    Krytox® Oil +++ +++ +++ ++ ++
    Light Oils + ++ ++ +++ +++
    Heavy Oils and Greases + + + +++ +++
    Hydraulic Fluid + ++ ++ +++ +++
    Rosin-based flux - - - ++ +++
    No-clean flux - - - ++ ++
    Lead-free Flux + + + ++ +++
    Rating Cleaning Performance
    +++ Excellent
    ++ Very Good
    + Moderate
    - Not Recommended

    Test on plastics before using. This product may damage ABS, PS, polycarbonate or acrylics.

    Krytox® is a registered trademark of DuPont.

    Aerosol Cleaning for Commercial and Military Aviation<br>
    Novec aerosol cleaners are a family of nonflammable, non-conductive solvent products – each optimized for specific aviation cleaning tasks, ranging from removal of light oils, dust and particulates to industrial-strength degreasing and flux cleaning. They evaporate quickly and cleanly, leaving no residue that could lead to device malfunction or failure. They are also non-corrosive and compatible with most aerospace substrates, to help ensure system and airframe integrity. Learn more about aerosol cleaning for commercial and military aviation
    Aerosol Cleaning for Electronic and Electrical Components<br>
    Designed to provide fast, effective spray cleaning of fluorinated oils and greases, light oil, fluxes and silicones, dust and particulates from sensitive electrical and electronic equipment, Novec aerosols are electrically non-conductive, making them ideal for use on energized components. These nonflammable spray cleaners evaporate quickly and cleanly, leaving no residue that could lead to device malfunction or failure. They are also non-corrosive and compatible with most metals, hard plastics and elastomers. Learn more about aerosol cleaning for electronic and electrical components
    Aerosol Cleaning for Automotive and Transportation<br>
    Novec aerosol cleaners are highly effective for removing oils, dust, silicones, and other soils from engine and transmission components and other systems. These nonflammable cleaners are also an ideal choice for flux cleaning, electrical contact cleaning and other electronics applications. Learn more about aerosol cleaning for automotive and transportation applications
    Company Name Address Phone
    Allied Electronics, Inc 7410 Pebble Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76118 800-433-5700
    All-Spec Industries 5228 US Hwy. 421 N. Wilmington, NC 28401 800-537-0351
    Arrow Electronics 50 Marcus Drive, Melville, NY 11747-4210 800-777-2776
    EIS, Inc. 2018 Powers Ferry Road Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30339 800-949-9992
    Ellsworth Adhesive W129N 10825 Washington Drive, Germantown, WI 53022 800-888-0698
    Fastenal 2001 Theurer Blvd., Winona, MN 55987 507-454-5374
    Gallade Chemical 1460 Tobias Gadson Blvd., CA 92707 888-830-9092
    General Tool and Supply Co. 2705 NW Nicolai Street, Portland, OR 97210 800-783-3411
    Grainger 100 Grainger Parkway, Lake Forest, IL 60045 888-361-8649
    Graybar Electric Co. Inc. 34 N. Meremec Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63105 1-800-GRAYBAR
    Hagemeyer - Cambar 1460 Tobias Gadson Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407 800-752-0007
    Hisco 6650 Concord Park Drive, Houston, TX 77040 800-999-0984
    Mayer Electric Supply Headquarters Birmingham, AL 866-637-1255
    MSC Industrial Supply Co. 75 Maxess Rd., Melville, NY 11747 800-645-7270
    Mouser Electronic 1000 N Main Street, Mansfield, TX 76063 800-346-6873
    Newark 4801 North Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 800-463-9275
    R.S. Hughes 1162 Sonora Court, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 877-774-8443
    Serco, Inc. 1818 Library Street, Suite 100, Reston, VA 20190 703-939-6000
    Stanley Supply Services 335 Willow Street, North Andover, MA 01845-8995 800-225-5370
    Techni-Tool 1547 North Trooper Rd., Worcester, PA 19490 800-832-4866
    Turner Supply Company P.O. Box 1428, Mobile, AL 36633 251-438-5581
    Wesco Distribution Inc. 225 W. Station Square Dr. Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-454-2200
    XPEDX 6285 Tri-Ridge Blvd., Loveland, OH 45140 513-965-2900