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With 3M™ Novec™ Products for optical cleaning, the choice is clear

From night vision goggles and precision laser lenses – to fiber optics and flat panel displays – 3M™ Novec™ Products are being used as process aids and to add functional enhancements in a growing number of optical cleaning applications.

These nonflammable, non-VOC compounds are low in toxicity, and are compatible with most materials used in optical manufacturing, including glass, metals, ceramics and most non-fluorinated plastics.

And, because of their favorable health, safety and environmental properties, Novec products are the sustainable choice for precision optics manufacturing applications including:

Precision Cleaning

3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are a family of nonflammable, high-performance cleaning solvents, used in a broad range of precision cleaning and vapor degreasing applications. One of these products, 3M™ Novec™ 72DA Engineered Fluid, has been found to be particularly effective for removing fingerprints, skin oils, particulates, mounting wax residue and other soils encountered during the manufacture of optical components, and is being used as a sustainable, more compatible alternative to conventional cleaning solvents, including IPA and acetone.

Read more about Novec fluids for precision cleaning


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