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Mission-Critical Performance

Today’s increasingly-sophisticated military systems and devices must perform reliably in the most extreme environments and battlefield conditions. At the same time, defense and aerospace contractors are facing the same environmental and worker safety challenges as manufacturers in other sectors.

3M™ Novec™ Products are designed to help meet these challenges. From precision cleaning of electronics circuitry to thermal management of missile guidance systems, the Novec brand stands for chemistries that provide safe, effective and sustainable technologies in a wide range of challenging applications.

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 materials used in electronics, instrumentation and other sensitive components.

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids for Military applications:

3M™ Novec™ 7100 Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 71DE Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 71DA Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 71IPA Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 7200 Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 72DE Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 72DA Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 7300 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, hydraulic fluids, dust, silicones, flux and other soils from avionics, hydraulic assemblies, engine parts and other systems. They are non-corrosive, and do not contribute to hydrogen embrittlement.

3M™ Novec™ Aerosol Cleaners for Military Applications:

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

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Heat Transfer

From the dense circuitry of today’s advanced avionics and electronic countermeasures devices to the tightly-packed motors and servos of commercial fly-by-wire systems, more and more heat is being confined to ever-smaller spaces. Removing this waste heat is critical, to help ensure battlefield survivability and to maintain reliable performance in extreme environments.

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are unique dielectric materials used to solve a wide range of thermal management challenges. They are nonflammable, low in toxicity, non ozone-depleting and have a low global warming potential.

Available in a wide range of boiling points and freezing points, Novec fluids can help reduce component bulk and weight; simplify design; and ensure system reliability, by eliminating the need for fans and cold plates in many applications.

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids for Military Heat Transfer Applications:

3M™ Novec™ 649 Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 7000 Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 7100 Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 7200 Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 7300 Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 7500 Engineered Fluid
3M™ Novec™ 7600 Engineered Fluid

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Machining, Drilling, Metal Bending/Stamping

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Metalworking Fluids are oil-free 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
  • No lubricant 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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Fire Protection

3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is a highly-efficient fire extinguishant, intended for flooding applications. It is ideal for critical military applications such as shipboard hazards, engine and crew bays in armored vehicles and flightline protection – as well as for telecommunications, computer and electronic control rooms.

Novec 1230 fluid has zero ozone depletion potential; an atmospheric lifetime of 5 days; and a Global Warming Potential of 1. It offers the widest margin of safety of any viable chemical halon replacement available.

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