Explore our cleaning solvent sample and trial program

Find the right cleaning solution for your business

  • Performance, compatibility, safety and sustainability all matter in your choice of a cleaning solution. In order to confidently select the right Novec fluid to clean your parts, you may ask:

    • Can Novec fluids be a drop-in replacement in my existing vapor degreasing process?
    • Will Novec fluids effectively remove contaminants from my parts?
    • Will Novec fluids stain, dissolve or otherwise react with my materials?

    One way to answer these questions is to try our fluids on your parts, in either your plant or our vapor degreasing lab.

    In our sample and trial program, 3M technical experts will work with you to determine which Novec cleaning fluid is the best match for your parts, your contaminants and your expectations.

Try a sample

With just a few simple tests, you can confirm Novec fluids’ compatibility, solvent strength and cleaning performance – so you can choose a new cleaning solution with confidence.

  • Purple latex gloved hand grabbing one of two vials of liquids in a lab
    Will Novec fluids dissolve my contaminant?

    A simple mix-and-shake test can help confirm if your oil or grime is soluble in that Novec fluid. If it is soluble, it will likely work with your parts.

  • Purple latex gloved hand spreading contaminant sample onto small piece of metal
    Will Novec fluids clean my parts?

    Test Novec fluids’ cleaning performance by immersing a sample of your parts with a sample of your contaminant in boiling fluid.

  • 3M Technical Service Specialist pouring Novec fluid into beaker
    Are Novec fluids compatible with my materials?

    A quick soak test can give you confidence that any plastics or elastomers that you’re cleaning – or that your equipment includes – are compatible with Novec fluids.

Conduct a cleaning trial

Eliminate the guesswork. Let us collaborate with you to find the right Novec cleaning solvent with a confidential cleaning trial. We’ll clean your parts in our lab and provide you a detailed report showing how our results stack up against your standards.

  • 3M Technical Service Specialist lowering basket of parts into vapor degreaser
    Watch a cleaning trial

    Go behind the scenes in our cleaning lab. See how we measure our Novec fluids’ performance against your standards, using your preferred testing methods.

  • See for yourself. After your trial, we’ll send your parts back with a full report on how well Novec fluids should work for you.

  • Learn how Mustang Vacuum Systems tested Novec fluids, achieved 100% parts cleanliness, and cut their cleaning time in half.

Begin your trial

Please tell us about your parts and current process. Our cleaning experts will get in touch with you to discuss your sample or cleaning trial needs.

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