The cleaning solvent you choose affects the health and well-being of your workers. Protecting them is not only required by law - it's a duty of care which most organisations take very seriously. Express your commitment by making 3M Novec Engineered Fluids your choice for solvent cleaning and vapour degreasing, and get the peace of mind that comes from low toxicity, non-flammability and high safety margins.
With significant toxicity concerns and increased regulatory scrutiny on the use of n-propyl bromide (also known as nPB or 1-BP), Methylene Chloride and Perchloroethylene (Perc), many engineers are seeking a safer alternative that doesn’t sacrifice perfomance.
Unlike these solvents, 3N Novec fluids provide:
Mindful manufacturers are concerned about the continued use of trichloroethylene (TCE or Trike), which is classified as a Category 2 carcinogen. If you are looking for a TCE replacement to safeguard your workers and don’t want to sacrifice performance, 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids could be your solution.
3M Novec fluids:
The F-Gas Regulations, first introduced in 2006 and revised in 2014, are now well established in reducing emission of fluorinated greenhouses gases including HFCs.
Fortunately there are well established alternatives which enable companies to transition to a low-GWP alternative.
3M Novec fluids:
The aqueous cleaning systems many businesses use today have the environmental advantage over old systems that used ozone-depleting solvents. But with advances in technology and the introduction of more sustainable cleaning solutions like 3M Novec Engineered Fluids, manufacturers can gain advantages without the use of larger, more complex and more energy intensive solutions.
3M Novec fluids help provide:
As we search for ways to build a better, healthier future, environmental and worker safety regulations evolve and change. With the need to find alternatives to n-propyl bromide (nPB), trichloroethylene (TCE), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Methylene Chloride and Perchloroethylene (Perc), more engineers are looking for safe and sustainable cleaning solvents like 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids.
Sustainable 3M Novec cleaning and vapour degreasing solvents are an outstanding alternative with low global warming potentials and no ozone depletion potential. By making 3M Novec Engineered Fluids part of your system, you are making a choice that will enhance your reputation, get you ahead of changing environmental regulations, and help prevent harm to the world we all share.
Expanding your business is a perfect time to make a mindful choice regarding your solvent cleaning or vapour degreasing solution. Whether you’re working with a new product or expanding an existing line, 3M Novec fluids offer value over the long term, with no compromises in performance or safety.
August 16, 2018
Saab seek a sustainable alternative to Trike, for precision cleaning of components and systems.
April 18, 2018
Read the GWP and Novec 4710 Insulating Gas Technical Bulletin.
July 27, 2017
N-propyl bromide (nPB) meet criteria for classification as toxic for reproduction (category 1B).
April 22, 2017
Choosing sustainable instead of high GWP products can help protect our planet in unimaginable ways.
At 3M, we know how important it is to find the right cleaning solution. That's why our line of 3M Novec Engineered Fluids features a broad range of solvency, cleaning strengths and materials compatibilities. Learn more about the 3M Novec solutions that are compatible with:
Whether you’re cleaning electronic components, medical devices or precision machine parts, one solution does not fit all. 3M Novec Engineered Fluids come in a range of strengths to offer the right tool for the job.
See how the range of 3M Novec Engineered Fluids is designed with specific attributes and compatibilities that meet your needs. With a range of boiling points, cleaning strengths, drying times and vapour pressures, you will find the solution you need.
Designed to be a safer, effective replacement for toxic solvents like nPB, TCE, Methylene Chloride and Perchloroethylene, 3M Novec 73DE fluid has a high margin of safety for heavy duty vapour degreasing and immersion cleaning. It features high solvency, low surface tension, non-flammability and fluid stability. Save time and money with faster cycles, lower energy use and improved performance, especially for complex parts with fine details. The newest member of the Novec family, Novec 73DE fluid demonstrates our commitment to ongoing innovation that meets your evolving needs.
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