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3M™ Novec™ Products

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Advancing Today. Sustaining Tomorrow.

3M™ Novec™ Products

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From fire protection to electronics cleaning, choose 3M™ Novec™ products.

  • 3M™ Novec™ products for safety

    3M™ Novec™ products are known for their low toxicity and high margin of safety for workers.

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  • 3M™ Novec™ products for performance

    3M™ Novec™ products offer reliable, repeatable performance for your cleaning, cooling, coating and fire protection needs.

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  • 3M™ Novec™ products for sustainability

    3M™ Novec™ products have low global warming potentials, short atmospheric lifetimes, and don't deplete the ozone layer.

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  • U.S. EPA Rules HFCs Unacceptable for Some Uses

    U.S. EPA Rules HFCs Unacceptable for Some Uses

    July 23, 2015

    Assess the potential impacts on HFCs in fire suppression

    On July 2, 2015, the final rule for the Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Change of Listing Status for Certain Substitutes under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program was signed by the U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.  In support of the President’s Climate Action Plan, this final rule under EPA’s SNAP program changes the status of a number of substitutes that were previously listed as acceptable, based on information showing that other substitutes are available for the same uses that pose lower risk overall to human health and/or the environment. Specifically, this action changes the listings from acceptable to unacceptable for certain hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and HFC-blends in various end-uses in the aerosols, refrigeration and air conditioning, and foam blowing sectors.

  • July 21, 2015

    As our collective understanding of the impacts of climate change increases, the use of high GWP substances are being phased-down across the globe. Consistent with its commitment to environmental sustainability, 3M is dedicated to offering safe, sustainable alternatives to HFCs – like 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids for precision cleaning applications.

    Environmental regulations that banned HCFCs due to their ozone depletion characteristics, are now targeting a class of potent greenhouse gases called HFCs, due to their high GWPs and long atmospheric lifetimes. Unlike high GWP HFCs, Novec fluids are not targeted for phase down or phase out.

  • June 15, 2015

    Fires impacting airport operations can cause substantial safety, logistical and financial consequences. With thousands of travelers in the air at any given moment, more airports and airlines are trusting 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid to help protect electronic assets and aircraft that are critical to continuity of operations.

    Novec 1230 fluid is an ideal, environmentally sustainable alternative to halons, HCFCs, and dry chemicals such as potassium bicarbonate (Purple K), because it has no ozone depletion potential, a global warming potential (GWP) of less than one, is non-corrosive and non-conductive.

  • May 19, 2015

    Global consensus to phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol is more probable than ever, with former opponent, India, now committed to limiting the production and consumption of HFCs.

    In April, the Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol met in Bangkok, Thailand to document the progress that has been made in developing more sustainable alternatives to HFCs and to discuss proposals for an HFC phase-down. With sustainable HFC alternatives now on the market or under development for nearly every HFC application, supporters of the phase-down now include India, Brazil, China, and a bloc of African countries.

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