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3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are versatile, non-flammable fluids used in various critical industrial applications.

Novec Engineered Fluids

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are versatile, non-flammable fluids used in various critical industrial applications. With excellent dielectric properties and a wide range of boiling points, these fluids have excellent materials compatibility and thermal stability.

Novec Engineered Fluids

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are versatile, non-flammable fluids used in various critical industrial applications. With excellent dielectric properties and a wide range of boiling points, these fluids have excellent materials compatibility and thermal stability.

Engineered for Excellence

  • 3M™ Novec™ products for safety
    Safety

    3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are non-flammable and low in toxicity - critical factors in fluid selection.

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  • 3M™ Novec™ products for performance
    Performance

    Don't compromise on performance when selecting a sustainable solution for carrier solvents, precision cleaning, immersion cooling and heat transfer. Whatever your performance need, there is a Novec fluid that can help - from cleaning heavy soils, to increasing power density or removing waste heat.

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  • 3M™ Novec™ products for sustainability
    Sustainability

    Based on 3M's proprietary segregated hydrofluoroether and fluoroketone chemistry, Novec fluids have an outstanding environmental profile with zero ozone depletion potential and low global warming potential.

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  • U.S. DoD, NASA and GSA Propose to Use HFC Alternatives Whenever Feasible

    U.S. DoD, NASA and GSA Propose to Use HFC Alternatives Whenever Feasible

    In the Climate Action Plan, President Obama directed his Administration to purchase lower GWP alternatives to HFCs whenever feasible and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and General Services Administration (GSA) are proposing to amend their practices to meet the plan’s goals.

    August 4, 2015

    The United States is making substantial progress in limiting use and reducing emissions of high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Not only has the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just changed the status of HFCs to “unacceptable” for certain uses under its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program, the U.S. DoD, NASA, and GSA are taking the initiative to better align with the President’s Climate Action Plan and move toward using more sustainable substances.

  • 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.

  • April 28, 2015

    Fresh water is a natural resource that is limited and requires conservation. Manufacturers, especially those under mandatory water restrictions, should consider more sustainable solutions, like 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids. When used for precision cleaning, Novec fluids can reduce water consumption by up to 6,000 gallons per week for each replacement.

    Many countries already face significant water scarcity and without significant improvements in water resource management, global water demand is estimated to exceed what is currently available by 40 percent by 2030. California, Australia and Taiwan are just a few places that are currently mandating water use restrictions for the public and manufacturers to combat water shortages.

  • January 27, 2015

    Breakthrough in immersion cooling excites data center industry with technology designed to reduce cooling energy costs by 95%, increase power density per rack up to 250kW, and minimize temperature fluctuations.


Industry Solutions

  • Today's avionics contain dense circuitry with demanding requirements - like flux residue cleaning, reliability testing, and heat transfer.  3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids help you maintain reliable performance in extreme environments.

  • 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are an ideal choice for film cleaning and document, specimen and artifact preservation applications because they are clear, low odor, non-flammable and won't harm priceless materials.

  • Versatile and high performing, 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids have excellent dielectric properties, materials compatibility, and a wide range of solvency.  Today's sustainable solution for automotive parts cleaning.

  • Save up to 97% in energy usage compared to traditional air-cooling methods and reduce the need for most air cooling infrastructure and liquid cooling pumps with immersion cooling technology using 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids.

  • As HCFC-225 and AK-225 replacements, 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids meet today’s environmental and safety standards with exceptional performance for cleaning electronic systems, vapor degreasers, hard disk drives and precision optics.

  • With high purity and ultra low water solubility, 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are sustainable, low in toxicity and compatible with a variety of materials - an ideal combination for critical semiconductor heat transfer, and wafer cleaning and drying processes.


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