About 3M™ Novec™

  • At 3M, we use science to improve lives and support businesses. When it comes to the health and safety of your workers, the quality of your products and the protection of your critical infrastructure, assets and data, we are constantly seeking ways to do things better, safer and more responsibly. We develop 3M™ Novec™ products with intention, to find solutions that clean, cool, coat and protect with a high level of performance and a large margin of safety – while helping you minimize your company’s global warming impact.

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Smart. Safe. Sustainable.

Performance without compromise

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There are no compromises in terms of performance or safety when you choose 3M™ Novec™ products. Our products are specifically designed with that balance in mind by experts who know the performance you need. Our intent is to help you achieve your technical goals while supporting your mission and values. Choose 3M™ Novec™ and you won't have to choose between what's good for your business and your people.

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    Exceptional performance is critical in all Novec applications. 3M scientists and engineers from around the world collaborate with our customers and experts in key industries to deliver the best Novec product to meet your needs. We’ve developed a versatile range of products to meet even your most challenging application, have a positive impact on your business and build your legacy for quality.

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    Worker safety is as important to us as it is to you. We take seriously the responsibility you place on us to deliver reliable solutions that don't force you to make a choice between performance and your workers' health. We engineer every Novec product to be safe in its intended use, with wide margins of safety, low toxicity and non-flammability. Whatever the composition, be assured it contains no nPB, HAPs, trichloroethylene or perchloroethylene.

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    Leave a legacy and show your commitment to fighting climate change by choosing a solution that is intentionally developed with ozone depletion potential (ODP) and low global warming potential (GWP) in mind. All Novec products have zero ODP and low GWP.

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For decades, 3M scientists have been innovating to bring you smart, safe and sustainable (zero ozone depletion potential and low global warming potential) solutions for your business needs. Read the latest news and newsletters from 3M™ Novec™ experts including product announcements, industry and regulatory analysis, case studies, FAQs and more.

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