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The favorable health, safety and environmental profile of 3M™ Novec™ products, combined with their outstanding materials compatibility and other unique properties, have found utility in a number of specialized applications in the precision optics industry.


3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are used to remove skin oils, particulates, mounting wax residue and other soils encountered during the manufacture of optical components ranging from eyeglass and contact lenses to high performance photonics and lenses for industrial lasers.

For example, Novec 7200 fluid is being successfully used in a bi-solvent vapor degreasing process to remove mounting waxes employed in polishing optical lenses for laser equipment.

This new process is designed to replace nPB, a solvent classified as a volatile organic compound (VOC). In the first stage, a non-toxic, non-VOC, biodegradable solvent (methyl soyate) is used with ultrasonics to remove the mounting wax. In the second stage, Novec 7200 fluid removes the residual methyl soyate.

Novec 7200 fluid is a non-flammable, non ozone-depleting and low global warming compound used in a variety of solvent cleaning applications. Novec 7200 fluid is low in toxicity, and is not listed as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) or Volatile Organic Compound. It has also been certified by the SCAQMD as a Clean Air Solvent.

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Anti-Smudge Coatings

3M™ Novec™ EGC-1702 Electronic Coating is a clear, low viscosity solution of a fluorosilane polymer carried in a hydrofluoroether solvent. This material covalently bonds to glass and metal oxide layers, forming an effective anti-smudge coating on anti-reflective surfaces.

In the optical industry, it is used to deposit UV coatings and anti-scratch coatings on eyeglass lenses. It can also be used in a variety of electronics applications, such as anti-reflective (AR) flat panel displays; fiber optics; and other precision components.

Novec EGC-1702 coating dries to a thin (50-100Å) transparent film with excellent anti-wetting, anti-stiction and anti-migration properties. The solvent component is nonflammable, low in toxicity and provides an acceptable environmental profile for today’s demanding electronic applications. The product contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Novec EGC coatings are easy to apply, require no masking and air-dry in seconds.

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3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids


PDF3M™ Novec™ Products for Aircraft Cleaning Brochure PDF 343k

PDF3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids For Medical Device Manufacturing PDF 657k

PDFThermal Management Fluids for the Electronics Industry - Brochure PDF 582k

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PDF3M™ Thermal Management Fluids - Brochure PDF 440k

PDF3M™ Thermal Management Fluids for Military and Aerospace Applications - Brochure PDF 980k

PDF3M™ Novec™ Fluids for Organic Rankine Cycle Systems - Brochure PDF 230k

PDF3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids for Vapor Drying of Semiconductor Wafers PDF 1.2MB


PDF3M™ Microporous metallic Boiling Enhancement Coating L-20227 PDF 376k

PDF3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids Solvent vs Aqueous Flyer PDF 497k

PDF3M™ Used Fluid Return Program Flyer PDF 457k

Technical Literature

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PDFReducing Emissions of PFC Heat Transfer Fluids PDF 73k


PDFThe Use of Segregated Hydrofluoroethers as Cleaning Agents in Electronics Packaging Applications PDF 957k



Data Sheets

PDF3M™ Novec™ 649 Engineered Fluid - Data Sheet PDF 610k

PDF3M™ Novec™ 71DA Engineered Fluid - Data Sheet PDF 51k

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PDF3M™ Novec™ 7000 Engineered Fluid - Data Sheet PDF 55k

PDF3M™ Novec™ 7100 Engineered Fluid - Data Sheet PDF 217k

PDF3M™ Novec™ 7100DL Engineered Fluid - Data Sheet PDF 61k

PDF3M™ Novec™ 7200 Engineered Fluid - Data Sheet PDF 74k

PDF3M™ Novec™ 7200DL Engineered Fluid - Data Sheet PDF 94k

PDF3M™ Novec™ 7300 Engineered Fluid - Data Sheet PDF 209k

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PDF3M™ Novec™ 7500 Engineered Fluid - Data Sheet PDF 295.1k

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PDF3M™ Novec 8200 Engineered Fluid - Data Sheet PDF 311k

3M™ Novec™ Electronic Coatings

PDFNovec™ Electronic Coating EGC-1700 - Data Sheet PDF 39k

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