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3M™ Novec™ products address the need for safe, sustainable and smart chemistry -  without compromising world class performance.

Sustainability

3M™ Novec™ products address the need for safe, sustainable and smart chemistry - without compromising world class performance.

Sustainability

3M™ Novec™ products address the need for safe, sustainable and smart chemistry - without compromising world class performance.

Explore 3M Novec Product Family Sustainability Attributes

  • Novec 1230 fluid is an advanced

    Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid

    From its inception, 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid was designed to address the global demand for a clean agent halon replacement that offers a wide margin of safety, is effective at extinguishing fire hazards and is not targeted for emission reduction, phase-out or phase-down.

    In recent years, the global demand for an hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phase-out has reached an all time high. Unlike HFCs with high global warming potentials (GWPs), Novec 1230 fluid has zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and a GWP of less than one. Its impressive performance and incomparable environmental profile make Novec 1230 fluid a viable, sustainable and reliable alternative to HFCs and other high-GWP fire suppressants. Just look how it stacks up against the competition.

    Choosing Novec 1230 fluid also gives you peace of mind with 20 years of protection against future regulatory bans or restrictions. 3M is so confident that Novec 1230 fluid will continue to meet environmental and safety standards far into the future that we are offering the industry's first global warranty against losses arising from regulatory action: the 3M™ Blue SkySM Warranty.

    Learn more about Novec 1230 Fluid Sustainability

  • Just look at how Novec 1230 fluid compares to the competition.

    Download (PDF, 1.06 MB) the full Novec 1230 Fluid vs. HFCs Infographic.

  • Environmental Impact Infographic

    Click here (PDF, 199.62 KB) to download the Environmental Impact chart

  • Novec aerosol cleaners combine effective cleaning performance with a wide margin of workplace safety and a favorable environmental profile,

    Novec Aerosol Cleaners

    Based on a proprietary 3M technology,  3M™ Novec™ Aerosol Cleaners combine effective cleaning performance with a wide margin of workplace safety and a favorable environmental profile, to help you meet today's electronics and precision cleaning challenges.

    Novec Aerosol Cleaners are:

    • Non-flammable
    • Non ozone-depleting
    • No HCFCs, HFCs, nPB or HAPs (Hazardous Air Pollutants)
  • Novec electronic surfactants have an excellent environmental, health and safety profile, and are a sustainable alternative to PFOS-based surfactant.

    Novec Electronic Surfactants

     3M™ Novec™ Electronic Surfactants are perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS) -based surfactants, and were developed as replacements for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)-based surfactants. PFBS-based surfactants, with only four perfluorinated carbon atoms, have an excellent environmental, health and safety profile, and are a sustainable alternative to PFOS-based surfactants, which have eight perfluorinated carbon atoms.

    Novec Electronic Surfactants are not considered PBTs (persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic) under the U.S. EPA's PBT Chemical Policy. In addition, PFBS-based surfactants are not included in the U.S. EPA's PFAS Final Significant New Use Rule (Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonates; Significant New Use Rule, 67 Fed. Reg. 72, 854, Dec. 9, 2002) or the U.S. EPA LCPFC (Long Chain Perfluorinated Chemicals) Action Plan.

  • Novec electronic grade coatings are nonflammable, low in toxicity, and non ozone-depleting

    Novec Electronic Grade Coatings

    All  3M™ Novec™ Electronic Grade Coatings are non-flammable, low in toxicity, non ozone-depleting, low global warming potential and are low in VOC or VOC exempt (per U.S. EPA).*

    * The U.S. EPA defines a VOC as "any compound of carbon, excluding carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides or carbonates and ammonium carbonate, which participates in atmospheric photochemical reactions.

  • Novec fluids combine proven performance with an outstanding environmental and safety profile

    Novec Engineered Fluids

    Based on 3M's proprietary segregated hydrofluoroether (HFE) and fluoroketone chemistry,  3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids combine proven performance with an outstanding environmental and safety profile, that includes:


    • Non-flammable
    • Zero ozone depletion potential (ODP)
    • Low global warming potential (GWP)
    • HAPs-free
    • U.S. EPA SNAP-approved

    Novec 7000, 7100, 7200, 7300, 7500, 7700, and 8200 fluids have been excluded by the U.S. EPA from the definition of a volatile organic compound (VOC).

  • Environmental Profile: 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids vs. Conventional Solvents for Precision Cleaning

    The Environmental Profile table compares the key environmental properties of a number of Novec fluids with those of several conventional solvent compounds.

  • 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids for Heat Transfer - Global Warming Potential (GWP) Comparisons to Conventional Solvents

    Download the Heat Transfer GWP chart.