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The emergence of global sourcing and manufacturing – combined with increasing regulatory scrutiny of all chemical products – has made selecting and managing process chemistries more challenging than ever before.

The 3M™ Novec™ brand is your assurance of chemistries designed to address the need for safe, effective, sustainable technology in a wide range of automotive and transportation manufacturing applications – from cleaning precision components and electronics to drilling and machining.



Precision and Electronics Cleaning

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are a family of nonflammable, non ozone-depleting, low global warming solvents used in a wide range of vapor degreasing, immersion, hand-wipe and spray cleaning applications. These versatile materials are effective on a wide range of soils, and offer excellent compatibility with most metals, plastics and elastomers.

Pure Novec fluids can be used "neat" to remove light hydrocarbon and silicone oils. They effectively remove particulate from components and final assemblies. Their ability to penetrate tight spaces on complex parts allows for thorough cleaning of precison components.

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids for Light-Duty Cleaning

3M™ Novec™ 7100 Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 7200 Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 71IPA Engineered Fluid

For medium to heavy-duty cleaning of lubricants, low MP waxes, polishing and buffing compounds, fluxes and other soils, Novec fluids are available in several azeotropic blends with one or more organic solvents.

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids for Medium to Heavy-Duty Cleaning

3M™ Novec™ 71DA Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 71DE Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 72DA Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 72DE Engineered Fluid

For the most challenging soils, a co-solvent process that uses a low volatility organic solvent to dissolve soils from part surfaces, and Novec 7100, 7200 or 71IPA fluid as a rinse agent, has proven to be an effective and flexible solution. Co-solvent cleaning with Novec fluids enables effective cleaning of heavy-weight oils, greases and waxes while maintaining a more favorable environmental profile.

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids for Heavy-Duty Cleaning

3M™ Novec™ 7100 Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 7200 Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 71IPA Engineered Fluid

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Aerosol Cleaning

3M™ Novec™ Aerosol Cleaners are designed to meet the need for safe, sustainable and effective solvents in a convenient aerosol form. These fast-drying, non-flammable materials offer a wide margin of worker safety in their intended applications.

Because they are fast drying and leave no residue, Novec aerosol cleaners can be an effective alternative to water-based cleaning systems for removing oils, dust, silicones, flux and other soils from electronic assemblies, engine and transmission components and other systems.

3M™ Novec™ Aerosol Cleaners for Automotive Applications:

3M™ Novec™ Contact Cleaner
3M™ Novec™ Contact Cleaner Plus
3M™ Novec™ Electronic Degreaser
3M™ Novec™ Flux Remover

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Machining, Drilling, Metal Bending/Stamping

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Metalworking Fluids are fluids used in demanding applications involving drilling, stamping and machining of metals and carbon fiber/epoxy composites. These high-performance fluids provide excellent lubrication, combined with the easy clean-up of dry machining.

Key features and benefits:

  • Increased tool life
  • Doesn't leave residue
  • Good deep hole quality
  • Low fluid usage
  • No out-gassing
  • Zero ODP, low GWP

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Metalworking Fluid MW-2410

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Working Fluids for Organic Rankine Cycle Systems

The sustainable solution for ORC working fluids

3M has developed two high-performance working fluids that are particularly suited to the unique requirements of ORC applications: 3M™ Novec™ 649 Engineered Fluid and 3M™ Novec™ 7000 Engineered Fluid. Both are from the Novec family of low global warming materials, designed to deliver safe, effective and sustainable solutions in a wide range of applications. 3M Novec fluids are also available in higher boiling points. 3M experts are available to work with you to review your systems requirements and provide a variety of fluid options.

Novec fluids offer proven heat transfer performance, with properties that include:

  • Good materials compatibility
  • Low toxicity
  • Non-flammable
  • Zero Ozone Depletion Potential
  • Low Global Warming Potential

For full details, please see our brochure 3M™ Novec™ Fluids for Organic Rankine Cycle Systems

3M™ Novec™ 649 Engineered Fluid

3M™ Novec™ 7000 Engineered Fluid

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