3M NOVEC Solvent Replacements

On December 20, 2022, 3M announced their plans to phase-out their Novec PFAS-based product lines by the end of 2025:

“3M today announced it plans to exit per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) manufacturing and work to discontinue use of PFAS in its product portfolio by the end of 2025. This portfolio decision is based on careful consideration and a thorough evaluation of the external landscape, including multiple factors such as accelerating regulatory trends focused on reducing or eliminating the presence of PFAS in the environment and changing stakeholder expectations.” [1]

Techspray has a large variety of solvents for vapor degreasing under the brand names PWR-4™ and Precision-V™. For replacing 3M Novec solvents, they have some direct chemical crosses and additional options that fit the same criteria, but at a higher cleaning performance.

Liquid Cleaning Products:

3M Novec Solvents Techspray's Replacement
3M™ Novec™ 7100 Precision-V 3710
3M Novec 71DA  Precision-V 371DA
3M Novec 71DE Precision-V 371DE 
3M Novec 71IPA  Precision-V 371IPA 
3M Novec 7200 Precision-V 3720 
3M Novec 72DA  Precision-V 372DA 
3M Novec 72DE  Precision-V 372DE 
3M Novec 7300 Precision-V 3730
3M Novec 73DE Precision-V 373DE

 Aerosol Cleaning Products:

Choose one of Techspray’s replacements, under the product brands PWR-4 and Precision-V, for improved performance and cost. Custom formulations are available to meet specification requirements (e.g. low GWP, PFAS-free).

  • PWR-4 solvents are designed to replace nPB, TCE and Perc, matching and surpassing cleaning performance without the safety concerns.
  • Precision-V vapor degreaser solvents are ideal replacements for 3M Novec solvents and AK-225 based cleaners, which were phased out due to the ozone depletion restrictions of the Montreal Protocol.
3M Novec Solvents Techspray's Replacement
3M Novec 7100
3M Novec 7200
3M Novec 7300
Precision-V Solvent 3810
3M Novec 71DE
3M Novec 72DE
3M Novec 73DE
PWR-4 Solvent 3410
PWR-4 Industrial Maintenance Cleaner
PWR-4 Flux Remover
3M Novec 72DA PWR-4 Solvent 3410

Kindly contact your sales representative for more information on the 3M Novec Replacements and its suitability for your processes.  

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[1] 3M Announcement Letter, Dec. 20, 2022, David N. Schneider, VP Chemicals and Semiconductor, 3M Company, Electronics Materials Solution Division.

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