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Solvent cleaning and vapour degreasing with 3M™ Novec™ Fluids

Clean without compromise.

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Get everything you need in a cleaning solvent – without the usual trade-offs

  • Optimize value, while keeping safety and the environment in mind. 3M™ Novec™ Fluids can help effectively clean and degrease precision components, circuit boards and a wide variety of other parts while supporting the safety of your works and the environment.*

    * Compared to traditional solvents such as n-propyl bromide and trichloroethylene. Data on file.

What matters

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    • Penetrate tight spaces and thoroughly clean hard-to-reach areas
    • Help reduce process cycle time — 3M™ Novec™ Fluid evaporates quickly, without leaving residue.
  • An icon of a beaker of liquid labelled 'Novec'.
    • Appropriate for all kinds of cleaning processes, such as vapour degreasing, immersion cleaning and hand-wiping applications
    • Compatible with a wide range of materials including exotic metals and various plastics
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    • Safer alternative to n-propyl bromide (nPB) and trichloroethylene (TCE)**
    • Non-flammable and non-corrosive
  • An icon of the Earth with a leaf.
    • Neat Novec Fluids are exempt from the EPA’s definitions for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)**
    • Offer a low global warming potential (GWP) and zero ozone depletion potential (ODP)**
**Data on file

Featured product

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3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluid 73DE

A safe, effective replacement for toxic solvents such as n-propyl bromide and trichloroethylene**

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Browse 3M™ Novec™ Fluids by cleaning strength

  • Heavy-duty cleaning

    Cleaning strength:
    Material compatibility:
    Ideal for cleaning:
    Heavy oils, greases, waxes, polishing agents, buffing compounds, and flux compounds

  • Medium-duty cleaning

    Cleaning strength:
    Material compatibility:
    Ideal for cleaning:
    Low Melt Point waxes, oils, lubricants, release agents, hydraulic fluids, and light flux

  • Light-duty cleaning

    Cleaning strength:
    Material compatibility:
    Ideal for cleaning:
    Particulates, fingerprints, fluorinated lubricants, nuisance oils and other light oils

See the 3M™ Novec™ Cleaning Product Selection Guide for more compatibility guidelines and performance data.


  • Compare 3M™ Novec™ Fluids to n-propyl bromide (nPB).

  • Learn about the benefits of vapour degreasing with 3M™ Novec™ Fluids vs. aqueous fluids.

  • With 3M™ Novec™ Aerosol cleaners, you get more of what you’re paying for!

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    Will 3M™ Novec™ Fluids clean my parts?
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Work with 3M technical experts to determine which 3M™ Novec™ Cleaning Fluid is the best match for your parts, your contaminants and your expectations. You may either request a sample, or or request a cleaning of your materials at our lab.

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