Electronics are everywhere, from sensors inside your car to the timer on your coffee maker. They're so common that we take them for granted, but how they get there, and how they work, is a story worth knowing.
Part of that story starts with 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids. Once electronic chips are made, they can be cleaned with solvents specially designed to strip away tiny contaminants from sensitive parts, without damaging them or leaving a residue.
Once the boards are assembled and thoroughly cleaned, they can be coated with Novec™ Electronic Grade Coatings, forming a protective barrier between fragile parts and dust, water, and other contaminants in the world, without affecting the electromagnetic properties of the board. That protection helps keep electronics from corroding or short-circuiting.
As the world become more and more connected and electronics become an even more essential part of our lives, we'll keep inventing new ways to help keep them protected every step of the way.