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3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids
3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are a family of low global warming solvent materials, based on 3M’s proprietary segregated hydrofluoroether chemistry. Combining excellent performance with an outstanding environmental and safety profile, these versatile, nonflammable fluids are finding use in an increasing number of critical industrial applications, including precision cleaning, heat transfer, lubricant and coating deposition, testing and more.

Novec fluids are available in neat (pure) formulations and in azeotropic blends. They can also be used in co-solvent processes with certain low volatility organic solvents.

Features and Benefits

  • Low global warming potential (GWP)
  • Zero ozone depletion potential (ODP)
  • Low toxicity
  • Nonflammability
  • Excellent dielectric properties
  • Wide range of boiling points
  • Good materials compatibility
  • Thermal stability


  • 3M™ Novec™ 612 Magnesium Protection Fluid

    3M™ Novec™ 612 Magnesium Protection Fluid is a safe, sustainable cover gas for magnesium casting operations. It has been demonstrated to provide excellent protection for molten magnesium at operating costs comparable to SF6, while enabling greater than 99% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

    3M™ Novec™ 649 Engineered Fluid

    Novec 649 fluid is an advanced heat transfer fluid, balancing customer needs for physical, thermal and electrical properties, with favorable environmental properties. Novec 649 fluid is an effective heat transfer fluid with a boiling point of 49°C. Novec 649 fluid is useful in heat transfer particularly where non-flammability or environmental factors are a consideration.

    3M™ Novec™ 7000 Engineered Fluid

    Novec 7000 fluid is pumpable to -120 deg C; is nonflammable; and is not regulated for transport or use. This product is used in a diverse range of industries. Its unique properties make it useful as a low temperature, heat transfer medium and as a refrigerant.

    3M™ Novec™ 7100 Engineered Fluid

    Novec 7100 fluid is used in a diverse range of industries. It's convenient boiling point and excellent environmental, health and safety profile make it useful in applications like heat transfer, cleaning, lubricant deposition and more.

    3M™ Novec™ 7100DL Engineered Fluid

    A higher purity version of Novec 7100 fluid, Novec 7100DL fluid is tightly-controlled for ions, metals and non-volatile residue. It is used in cleaning and deposition applications when high-purity materials are needed.

    3M™ Novec™ 71DA Engineered Fluid

    Novec 71DA fluid is a true azeotrope, with constant vapor and liquid composition at its boiling point. It can replace ozone-depleting materials, chlorinated and brominated solvents in many applications as well as certain aqueous cleaning processes.

    3M™ Novec™ 71DE Engineered Fluid

    A true azeotrope, Novec 71DE fluid has constant liquid and vapor composition at its boiling point. It can replace ozone-depleting materials, chlorinated and brominated solvents in many medium-duty cleaning and degreasing applications.

    3M™ Novec™ 71IPA Engineered Fluid

    This fluid is ideal for light cleaning and degreasing tasks. A true azeotrope, Novec 71IPA fluid has essentially constant vapor and liquid composition at its boiling point.

    3M™ Novec™ 7200 Engineered Fluid

    Its 76 deg C boiling point and excellent environmental, health and safety profile make Novec 7200 fluid useful in applications like heat transfer, cleaning, lubricant deposition and more, in a diverse range of industries.

    3M™ Novec™ 7200DL Engineered Fluid

    A high-purity version of Novec™ 7200 fluid, Novec 7200DL fluid is tightly-controlled for ions, metals and non-volatile residue. It is used when an application calls for high-purity materials.

    3M™ Novec™ 72DA Engineered Fluid

    Novec 72DA fluid is a blend of azeotropes designed for medium to heavy-duty cleaning of solder flux residue. The high solvency and low toxicity make it an ideal replacement for ozone-depleting compounds, hydrofluorocarbons, chlorinated solvents, and n-propyl bromide in many applications.

    3M™ Novec™ 72DE Engineered Fluid

    Novec 72DE fluid is a blend of azeotropes intended for medium to heavy duty cleaning and degreasing applications. The high solvency and low toxicity make it an ideal replacement for ozone-depleting compounds, chlorinated solvents, and n-propyl bromide in many applications.

    3M™ Novec™ 72FL Engineered Fluid

    3M™ Novec™ 72FL Engineered Fluid is a safe, nonflammable solvent blend designed to clean aircraft exterior surfaces, flaps, controls, connectors, electromechanical devices, relays and circuit breakers.

    3M™ Novec™ 7300 Engineered Fluid

    Novec 7300 fluid is a clear, colorless, odorless fluid that has utility in a wide variety of applications, including heat transfer, lubricant deposition, electronic testing and cleaning applications. A nonflammable, segregated hydrofluoroether, Novec 7300 fluid is low in toxicity, non-ozone depleting and has low global warming potential.

    3M™ Novec™ 7300DL Engineered Fluid

    Novec 7300DL fluid is a clear, colorless, odorless fluid. A high-purity version of Novec 7300 fluid, Novec 7300DL fluid is designed for demanding applications such as hard disk lubricant deposition and semiconductor cleaning and solvent applications. A nonflammable, segregated hydrofluoroether, Novec 7300DL fluid is low in toxicity, non-ozone depleting and has low global warming potential.

    3M™ Novec™ 7500 Engineered Fluid

    High performance Novec 7500 fluid shares many of the inertness and dielectric properties of perfluorinated fluids, and offers an excellent environmental profile. It is finding use in heat transfer and cleaning applications.

    3M™ Novec™ 7700 Engineered Fluid

    3M™ Novec™ 7700 Engineered Fluid is non-flammable and has a low global warming potential for use in heat transfer applications. Novec 7700 fluid is viable option for replacing perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and perfluoropolyethers (PFPEs) in many applications, such as semiconductor, test equipment, electronic cooling, and industrial/pharmaceutical.*

    3M™ Novec™ 774 Engineered Fluid

    3M™ Novec™ 774 Engineered Fluids is an advanced heat transfer fluid, balancing customer needs for physical, thermal and electrical properties, with sustainable environmental properties, minimizing the environmental footprint left behind.

    3M™ Novec™ 8200 Engineered Fluid

    Novec 8200 fluid is intended to replace 1,1,1-trichloroethane and perchloroethylene in many film cleaning applications.

    Articles and Case Studies

    The Use of Segregated Hydrofluoroethers as Cleaning Agents (PDF 957.0 kB)

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