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Engineered for performance, safety, and the environment


3M offers a portfolio of engineered products designed to meet critical market requirements and improve productivity – advantages that can help you stay ahead of the competitors.

Cleanliness is critical. 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids offer advanced cleaning solvency of greases and other contaminants that can remain after machining and assembly. Compatible with a wide range of substrates, these fluids are effective replacements for chlorinated, brominated, HCFC and HFC solvents in many applications.

Novec fluids are designed to help you achieve balance. Based on 3M's proprietary segregated hydrofluorether (HFE) chemistry, Novec fluids combine proven performance with an outstanding environmental and safety profile:
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3M EMMD Medical Device Policy

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are intended for use as process solvents in applications, such as cleaning and coating, that historically used CFCs and HCFCs. They are not intended, nor approved, for incorporation into medical devices or for use in pharmaceuticals. 3M will not support applications such as lung perfusion or blood substitutes, that involve temporary or permanent implantation of the Novec engineered fluid. For a complete statement of 3M's Medical Device Policy, contact your 3M representative.


Cleaning with 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids


Parts Substrates Soils
Artificial Hearts Polycarbonate Oils
Heart Valves Silicone Rubber Particulate
O-Rings Plastics Mold Releases
Contact Lenses Stainless Steel Mounting wax
Eyeglass Lenses Titanium Skin oils
Catheters Nickel/Cobalt Buffing Compound
Needle Caps Aluminum  
Endoscope Parts Skin  
Gel Capsules    
Needles    
Stents    
Wires    
Cables    
Capillary Tubes    
Orthopedic Implants    
Dental Implants    
Spinal Implants