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3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids for precision cleaning are versatile, non-flammable, high-performing solvents.

They are used in vapour degreasing and ultrasonic cleaning systems, or in aerosols or hand-wipes, and offer excellent performance and low toxicity, along with a strong environmental profile. Benefits include:

  • Low toxicity
  • Zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP)
  • Low Global Warming Potential (GWP)
  • Thermal and Chemical stability
  • Hydrolytic stability
  • Non-corrosive
  • Excellent dielectric properties
  • Low viscosity and surface tension
  • Wide range of boiling points
  • Good materials compatibility
  • Non-flammable

They present a safer, more cost-effective alternative to more harmful degreasing solvents such as trichloroethylene, perchloroethylene and n-propyl bromide - and balance industry requirements for performance, safety and environmental protection. Typical uses include precision engineering; de-fluxing; wax and grease removal.

When used in combination with a co-solvent hydrocarbon Novec HFE's offer truly outstanding cleaning performance in the most challenging of cleaning applications.

Acota is the sole, authorised distribution channel, in the UK, of 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids. Please contact us and we will advise you on the most appropriate product for your needs.

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids:

71DA 71DE 71IPA 72DA 72DE 72FL 73DE
Boiling Point(°C) 40 41 54.8 44 43 45 48
Freeze Point (°C)* -29 -24 -42 -38 -38 n/a n/a
Flashpoint (°C) None None None None None None None
Global Warming Potential -GWP 170 160 300 43 43 71 47
Vapor Pressure(kPa) 51 63 27.6 47.9 46.7 n/a 35.1
Liquid Density (g/c m3 ) 1.33 1.37 1.42 1.27 1.28 1.4 1.28
Surface Tension (mN/m) 16.4 16.6 14.5 18.0 19.0 16 19.9
Dynamic Viscosity (mPa s) 0.45 0.45 0.75 0.40 0.45 0.45 0.38
Solubility in Water (ppm) < 10 < 10 < 10 < 10 < 10 < 10 < 10
Heat of Vaporization @ B.P. (kJ/kg) 209 201 165 251 217 n/a 54
Toxicity - Exposure, 8h av. (ppm) 750/200 750/200 750/400 750/200 750/200 200 100/200

* = Critical solution temperature

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