About 3M™ Novec™

  • At 3M, we use science to improve lives and support businesses. When it comes to the health and safety of your workers, the quality of your products, the environmental impact of your processes, and the protection of your critical infrastructure, assets and data, we are constantly seeking ways to do things better, safer and more responsibly. We develop 3M Novec products with intention, to find solutions that clean, cool, coat and protect with a high level of performance and a large margin of safety – while helping minimize the environmental impact on the world we live in.

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Performance without compromise

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There are no compromises in terms of performance, safety or sustainability when you choose 3M Novec products. Our products are specifically designed with that balance in mind by experts who know the performance you need. Our intent is to help you you achieve your technical goals while supporting your mission and values. Choose 3M Novec and you won't have to choose between what's good for your business, your people and your world.

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    Smart

    Exceptional performance is critical in all Novec applications. 3M scientists and engineers from around the world collaborate with our customers and experts in key industries to deliver the best Novec product to meet your needs. We’ve developed a versatile range of products to meet even your most challenging application, have a positive impact on your business and build your legacy for quality.

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    Safe

    Worker safety is as important to us as it is to you. We take seriously the responsibility you place on us to deliver reliable solutions that don't force you to make a choice between performance and your workers' health. We engineer every Novec product to be safe in its intended use, with wide margins of safety, low toxicity and non-flammability. Whatever the composition, be assured it contains no nPB, HAPs, trichloroethylene or perchloroethylene.

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    Sustainable

    Leave a legacy and show your commitment to the earth by choosing a solution that is intentionally developed with sustainability in mind. All Novec products have zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and low global warming potential (GWP). They are not targeted for regulatory phase-down, making them a lasting solution that can help achieve your vision for a greener, more sustainable world.


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Read insights and commentary on the latest news of importance to your business, written by 3M Novec's experts in fire suppression, solvent cleaning, carrier solvent and lubricant deposition, and electronics coating. Stay on top of new developments when you subscribe to receive our updates.

  • July 26, 2017

    ECHA Sets 2020 Sunset Date for n-Propyl Bromide under REACH Annex XIV

    N-propyl bromide (nPB) meet criteria for classification as toxic for reproduction (category 1B).

    July 26, 2017 ECHA Sets 2020 Sunset Date for n-Propyl Bromide under REACH Annex XIV ECHA Sets 2020 Sunset Date for n-Propyl Bromide under REACH Annex XIV
  • April 22, 2017

    Make Earth Day Count this Year!

    Choosing sustainable instead of high GWP products can help protect our planet in unimaginable ways.

    April 22, 2017 Make Earth Day Count this Year! Make Earth Day Count this Year!
  • March 07, 2017

    US DOJ backs EPA’s authority to regulate HFCs

    The fate of the HFC phasedown under the new Administration was uncertain – until now. HFCs remain on the path of halon.

    March 07, 2017 US DOJ backs EPA’s authority to regulate HFCs US DOJ backs EPA’s authority to regulate HFCs
  • February 21, 2017

    Kigali Amendment Accelerates the HFC Phasedown

    Nearly 200 nations approved the timetable to phasedown high GWP HFCs, known as the Kigali Amendment.

    February 21, 2017 Kigali Amendment Accelerates the HFC Phasedown Kigali Amendment Accelerates the HFC Phasedown

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