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

    Don’t compromise worker safety and your sustainability for excellent performance. 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are versatile and non-flammable, with a wide range of boiling points, excellent materials compatibility and thermal stability. Used in a variety of industrial applications, including solvent cleaning and vapour degreasing, Novec Fluids offer a wide margin of safety, low global warming potential (GWP) and zero ozone depletion potential (ODP).

     

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    Materials compatibility

    Finding the right cleaning solution is important. That's why our line of 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids features a broad range of solvency, cleaning strengths and materials compatibilities. Novec solutions are compatible with

     


    • Ceramics
    • Circuit boards
    • Metals
    • Plastics

     

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    Cleaning strength

    A range of strengths to offer the right tool for the job, including products for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty cleaning.

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Chemical regulation update: cleaning solvents with nPB

What this means for you

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These 3M-approved distributors understand the unique chemistry of 3M™ Novec™ Fluids.

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3M™ Novec™ Engineering Fluid 73DE is non-flammable and low in toxicity. It also has low global warming potential (GWP) and zero ozone depletion potential (ODP).
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Everything you need in a cleaning solvent – without the usual trade-offs

Don’t compromise worker safety and your sustainability for excellent performance. 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are versatile and non-flammable, with a wide range of boiling points, excellent materials compatibility and thermal stability. Used in a variety of industrial applications, including solvent cleaning and vapour degreasing, Novec Fluids offer a wide margin of safety, low global warming potential (GWP) and zero ozone depletion potential (ODP).

 

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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.*

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


What matters

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    Performance

    • Penetrate tight spaces and thoroughly clean hard-to-reach areas
    • Help reduce process cycle time — 3M™ Novec™ Fluid evaporates quickly, without leaving residue.
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    Compatibility

    • 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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    Safety

    • Safer alternative to n-propyl bromide (nPB) and trichloroethylene (TCE)**
    • Non-flammable and non-corrosive
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    Sustainability

    • 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)**
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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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  • 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.


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Resources

  • Put safety first

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

  • Don’t tap into water’s hidden costs

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

  • A formula for success

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

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    Watch 3M™ Novec™ Fluids at work.

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    Will 3M™ Novec™ Fluids dissolve my contaminant?

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    Will 3M™ Novec™ Fluids clean my parts?

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