Novec HFE chemical products for performance, safety, and sustainability
Engineered for performance, safety and sustainability

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.


About 3M™ Novec™

  • The 3M™ Novec™ Story

    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.

Performance without compromise

Explore Smart. Safe. Sustainable. page
  • Female scientist with safety glasses on, holding molecule 3D model.
    Smart performance: Meeting your needs

    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.

  • Scientists in clean suits practising worker safety measures.
    Safety first: A safer environment for your people

    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.

  • 3M Novec products have zero ODP and low GWP, making them a sustainable solution.
    Sustainable solutions: Protecting the planet

    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.

3M Novec applications and products

Learn more about 3M Novec fluorinated solvents and other products

Turn to our team of engineers and experts to answer your questions and give you the support you need.