Maintenance and repair aerosol cleaning

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In your world, execution is everything. Machines need to run smoothly, components need to fit perfectly and electronics need to operate without a hitch. At 3M, our scientists have carefully formulated our revolutionary, non-flammable 3M™ Novec™ Aerosol Cleaners with the exact features and compatibility your business demands — without compromising worker safety or environmental protection. They’re the cleaners you need to help get the job done right, with no compromises.

Whether the task at hand is cleaning circuit boards, cleaning electrical contacts, relays and switches, solder cleaning, flux removal, degreasing or applying a contact lubricant, we have developed a Novec aerosol cleaner for the job. These cleaners make excellent replacements for high global warming potential (GWP) and toxic aerosol cleaners because they are fast-drying and have low toxicity and favorable environmental profiles – with low GWPs and zero ozone depletion potential (ODP).

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Industrial-strength cleaners for professionals

Whether you’re working in electronics, aerospace, aviation, automotive or transportation, your aerosol cleaning needs are as precise as the objects you work with. Our 3M Novec Aerosol Cleaners were developed to help meet those needs.

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    Product compatibility

    Our scientists intentionally developed 3M Novec Aerosol Cleaners with high dielectric strength making them effective for use on energized components (less than 25 kV) and on a range of materials, including most plastics, metals, circuitry, printed circuit boards (PCBs) and more.

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    Cleaning strength

    Achieve your precise cleaning goals by choosing the right aerosol cleaning strength. Gently and effectively clean everything from particulates and light oils to heavy greases and solder flux.

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    Many applications

    We have developed our Novec aerosols in collaboration with industry experts to meet the needs of electronics cleaning, electrical equipment cleaning, aviation, transport, factory equipment and anything requiring precise, complete cleaning.


Outstanding cleaning performance for a range of needs

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    • All 3M Novec Aerosol Cleaners are based on proprietary 3M solvent technology that pairs exceptional performance with a wide margin of worker safety and excellent environmental characteristics to help preserve our planet.
    • When choosing an electrical contact cleaner, flux remover, electronic degreaser or PCB cleaner, look for excellent, consistent performance designed for the task at hand. 3M Novec Contact Cleaner, Contact Cleaner Plus and Contact Cleaner/Lubricant each offer a unique mix of attributes for light duty electrical and electronics cleaning. 3M Novec Electronic Degreaser is designed for heavy duty cleaning to remove oils, lubricants and greases from internal components of electronics equipment, precision parts and other electromechanical devices.
    • 3M Novec Flux Remover helps remove contaminants and solder flux that can harm your valuable electronics or equipment. Learn more about each product here:
    • 3M Novec Contact Cleaner

      3M Novec Contact Cleaner Plus

      3M Novec Contact Cleaner/Lubricant

      3M Novec Electronic Degreaser

      3M Novec Flux Remover


Formulated to deliver the best of all worlds

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Get both the business-critical, high-performance cleaning your business requires, and the safety and sustainability profile you want as part of your legacy.

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    Smart: Performance you need

    3M Novec Aerosol Cleaners offer exceptional cleaning performance with the characteristics you need:
     

    • Non-corrosive
    • Non-conductive
    • Penetrate deep into tight spaces
    • Fast-drying
    • Leave no residue
    • Over 95% active solvent for more cleans per can
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    Safe: Putting workers first

    Help protect those who contribute on the job every day by choosing a product that has a wide margin of worker safety and:
     

    • Non-flammability
    • Low toxicity
    • Low odor
    • No n-propyl bromide (nPB) or other hazardous chemicals like trichloroethylene (TCE) or methylene chloride
    • No hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)
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    Sustainable: Complying with regulations

    Keep your business compliant with ever-stricter environmental regulations and help protect the planet for this generation and those to come by choosing a sustainable product:
     

    • U.S. EPA SNAP-approved
    • Non-ozone-depleting
    • Low global warming potential (GWP)
    • Contains no hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) or hazardous air pollutants (HAPs)
    • Not targeted for phasedown or phase-out

Hidden benefits of non-flammability

Anyone who works with aerosols appreciates the benefits of non-flammability for worker safety and asset protection. But there are other, less-visible benefits to consider:

    • Safer to store: No need for the special storage considerations required for flammable materials.
    • Easier to ship: Get it faster and cheaper when you can avoid hazardous-material shipping limitations that apply to flammable aerosols.
    • Lower insurance liability: Lower risk of fire means lower premiums.
    • Simpler processes: Save time with fewer safety steps.

Innovation to support the evolution of your business

3M Novec Aerosol Cleaners not only give you highly advanced cleaning technology, but they’re also flexible enough to meet new needs facing your business and adapt to changes to your future operations.

  • Complying with regulations

    New environmental regulations mean you need to choose your aerosol cleaners carefully. Our excellent worker safety and environmental profiles makes 3M Novec Aerosol Cleaners an excellent choice.

  • Changing formulas

    If your existing provider reformulates, put their new formulation to the test to see whether they can match the balance of performance and other qualities 3M Novec Aerosol Cleaners provide.

  • Getting more for what you’re paying for

    Every Novec aerosol cleaning product contains over 95% active solvent — for more cleaning power and more cleans per can — and less than 5% propellant, which is ordinary CO2. Many competitive aerosols contain only 75% active solvent.

  • Changing your process

    When your product materials change or cleaning strength changes as a result of new techniques or applications, look for a perfect fit in the range of 3M Novec Aerosol Cleaners.

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    Order a sample

    See for yourself how effective and complete 3M Novec Aerosol Cleaners are. Qualified businesses considering 3M Novec for an approved industrial application may order a sample for trial and testing.
     

    • Please note that we will not ship to individuals
    • We reserve the right to review all requests
    • Contact us to learn about associated sample costs

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