Engineered for performance, safety & the environment
3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids remain acceptable by regulatory agencies around the world as alternatives to HCFC-225 and HCFC-141b. And, because they are non-flammable, low in toxicity and are generally recognised as sustainable replacements for those solvents targeted for phase-out by international bodies, Novec fluids are ideal candidates to replace materials such as trichlorethylene (Trike), methylene chloride (dichloromethane) and n-propyl bromide (nPB).
The versatile solvent solutions
Novec fluids are available in “neat” form – for light duty cleaning, tube swelling, deposition and other applications – and as azeotropes or blends of azeotropes, which offer higher solvency for more difficult-to-remove soils. Novec fluids are also used as rinsing agents in conjunction with low volatility solvating agents. This co-solvent cleaning process is effective for the removal of the most challenging soils, such as heavy oils, greases and waxes.