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Sustainable, high performance automotive cleaning and heat transfer fluids

The emergence of global sourcing and manufacturing – combined with increasing regulatory scrutiny of all chemical products – has made selecting and managing automotive cleaning and other process fluids more challenging than ever before. Users of these materials must reconcile demands for improved performance, lower environmental impact and a safer, healthier workplace.

3M™ Novec™ Products are designed to help you meet these challenges. The Novec brand is your assurance of chemistries that address the need for safe, effective, sustainable solutions in a variety of automotive and transportation manufacturing applications, including:

Precision cleaning and degreasing solvents for automotive applications

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are a family of nonflammable, low toxicity, low global warming precision cleaning solvents used in vapor degreasing, immersion, hand-wipe and spray cleaning applications. These versatile, fast-drying fluids are effective on a wide range of soils, and offer excellent compatibility with most metals, plastics and elastomers. And, because of their outstanding safety and environmental profiles, they are today's sustainable alternative to chlorinated solvents and other conventional automotive cleaning solvents.

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Aerosol spray cleaning for automotive electronic and precision parts

Designed to meet the need for safe, sustainable and effective automotive cleaning solvents in a convenient aerosol form, 3M™ Novec™ Aerosol Cleaners are fast-drying, non-flammable materials that offer a wide margin of worker safety in their intended applications. Novec aerosol cleaners can be an effective alternative to water-based cleaning systems for removing flux, oils, dust, silicones and other soils from electronic assemblies, engine and transmission components and other systems.

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Organic Rankine Cycle working fluids for waste heat recovery

Organic Rankine Cycle technology enables low-grade waste heat recovery used to generate useful mechanical or electrical energy. A critical element in the development of practical organic rankine cycle systems is the working fluid used to absorb heat, converting it to power. As the working fluid vaporizes, it drives a turbine before condensing and being re-routed to the heat source.

3M offers two high-performance working fluids that are particularly suited to the requirements of organic rankine cycle systems – combining excellent thermal stability, compatibility with typical materials of construction and outstanding safety and environmental properties.

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