3M Novec helps you achieve your vision for a better world with solutions that carry low Global Warming Potential, zero ozone depletion potential, and wide safety margins.
Your need for versatility, performance and a sustainable solution has driven us to develop our breakthrough Novec technology.
The 3M™ Novec™ brand is the hallmark of segregated hydrofluoroether (HFE) technology and fluoroketone technology — both defined by their safe and sustainable patented compounds. Drawing on these sustainable technologies, 3M know-how has spurred the invention of an entire family of products for customers across a host of industries.
The Novec product portfolio has expanded and migrated into various critical applications. Novec products address the need for safe, sustainable and effective solutions in diverse applications, including aerosols, movie film, precision and semiconductor cleaning, heat transfer, protective coating, lubricant deposition, specimen preservation, and fire suppression.
In 1997, The American Chemical Society lauded the team of 3M scientists for their revolutionary research in HFEs by naming them Heroes of Chemistry.
3M scientists and engineers from around the world collaborate with our customers and key industry experts to develop a versatile range of precise, high-performing and cost-efficient Novec products.
Worker safety is as important to us as it is to you. We engineer every Novec product to have wide margins of safety, low toxicity and non-flammability. Whatever the composition, be assured these safe solvents contain no HAPs, nPB, TCE, or perchloroethylene.
All Novec products, from coatings to fluids and refrigerants, 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.
Our Novec products and experts are attuned to the needs of fire protection specifiers, process engineers, product developers, maintenance teams and IT infrastructure specialists. We understand why and where you use our products – and we are committed to helping you drive your business, provide a safer work environment, and better serve your customers through leading science.
3M Novec innovation is our contribution to your vision. We intentionally develop products to help you solve your specific challenges and change the world for the better – for your customers, your workers and future generations. From fire protection fluid to aerosol cleaners to coatings for electronics, we’re creating products that meet your specifications, help protect the earth and fulfill your vision for an advanced solution: