Build a reputation for excellence among your customers by creating aerosol products that meet their demands for safety, effectiveness and environmental responsibility. It’s all possible when you start your formulations with 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids, developed to help you create the aerosols of the future that will satisfy customer desires for non-flammablility and inerting flammable solvents, low toxicity, low global warming potential (GWP), and zero ozone depletion potential (ODP). These solvents are effective replacements for chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) and perfluoropolyethers (PFPEs) in your industrial use aerosols.
Novec Engineered Fluids also offer a range of characteristics and non-chlorinated options for even your most demanding applications, including formulating industrial aerosols for cleaning, coatings and lubricants. These solvents help you add value to your products while helping protect the health of workers and the planet — benefiting both your business and those who use your aerosol product.
The precision and performance needed when formulating aerosols requires advanced and thoughtful engineering. Backed by decades of experience and powered by the vision of 3M scientists around the world, 3M Novec fluids didn’t just happen by chance; they were intentionally created with your needs and products in mind.
Whether you are creating an aerosol for cleaning, applying a coating or for lubrication, we developed 3M Novec Engineered Fluids with the low surface tension, viscosity and range of vapor pressures your formulation requires.
The demanding environment found in factories, heavy industrial or precision parts applications requires aerosols that optimise performance with worker safety and material compatibility requirements. Create unique aerosol products that your customers can trust to help improve their workers’ safety and elevate overall performance.
The need to safeguard our planet has led to many regulations and limitations on how aerosols can be formulated. When you are formulating the aerosols of the future, starting with 3M Novec Engineered Fluids gives the confidence of knowing that your aerosol components are made with a low global warming potential (GWP) and low VOC solvent that is not targeted for regulatory phasedown or phase-out.
Delivering performance, helping keep workers and users safer, protecting the planet: These are the motivations that drive us to advance our science and, with your collaboration, help improve lives through the products you create.
We developed 3M Novec Engineered Fluids specifically to give you freedom in creating your aerosol formulations so you can bring your vision to reality without compromise.
Flammability is of the utmost concern in the aerosol formulation industry. Through careful, precise engineering, we help you address this concern while providing low toxicity.
Regulations designed to preserve the planet are leading more aerosol manufacturers to seek out more sustainable alternatives to hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and other common high GWP industrial solvents. Novec Engineered Fluids feature a favourable environmental profile, including:
Whether you want to replace a flammable aerosol, improve its VOC compliance or optimise its dry time, your unique formulation requires unique attributes in formulating solvents. By offering a range of fluids designed especially with those attributes in mind, we help you deliver on your product vision and secure a legacy of greatness. See what the family of 3M Novec Engineered Fluids can help you achieve.
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3M Novec is more than a line of products — we’re people who share your passion for solving problems and improving lives. Contact us to answer any questions you may have about how we can help, including: