3M™ Novec™ products are used by the medical device industry for precision cleaning and lubricant deposition. They are a cost-effective, high performing, sustainable solution that will be viable for many years to come.
3M™ Novec™ products are used by the medical device industry for precision cleaning and lubricant deposition. They are a cost-effective, long-term, sustainable solution that will still be viable for many years to come.
From cleaning of orthopedic implants, hypodermic needles to scalpels, dental implants and catheters, 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids meet the demand for exceptional performance, worker safety, lower operational costs and sustainability.
3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids have low surface tension and low viscosity for uniform coating deposition. They evaporate rapidly and leave just the coating behind. With a wide range of solvency, Novec fluids can be used to apply medical grade silicones and other lubricants to medical devices such as hypodermic needles, catheters and surgical and cutting blades.
3M™ Novec™ products 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 that involve temporary or permanent implantation of the Novec product.
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