3M Discontinues Novec: A New Solution Emerges
For years, 3M Novec products have been a popular choice for many industries as a reliable, effective electronic coating solution. 3M has been a leader in developing fluorinated chemicals for more than 50 years, including the Novec product line, which has been widely used in various applications, such as cleaning, lubrication, heat transfer, and electronic coatings. However, concerns over the potential environmental and health impacts of these chemicals have led to increased regulatory scrutiny and public pressure to find safer and more sustainable alternatives. Recent news has come to light that 3M is discontinuing its Novec product line, leaving many distributors and end-users searching for an alternative that can provide similar performance and chemical properties.
Enter Aculon® Nanoproof® 3.0 Electronic coating series. This series offers anti-wetting, anti-stiction, chemical protection, corrosion protection, and moisture protection, making it an ideal drop-in replacement for the Novec product series. Specifically, the Aculon® Nanoproof® 3.0 series has been formulated to provide similar performance and chemical properties as the 3M Novec products, providing a readily available and accessible alternative.
What is Aculon® Nanoproof® 3.0 Electronic Coating?
Aculon® Nanoproof® 3.0 electronic coating is a state-of-the-art coating solution that can protect electronics from moisture, corrosion, and other harmful environmental factors. This coating is engineered to provide ultra-thin, hydrophobic, and oleophobic barriers, making it ideal for use on sensitive electronics.
One of the primary benefits of Aculon® Nanoproof® 3.0 electronic coating is its ability to prevent moisture and corrosion from damaging electronic components. By creating a hydrophobic barrier, this coating can prevent water from coming into contact with sensitive electronics, reducing the risk of short circuits and other damage.
Another key benefit of Aculon® Nanoproof® 3.0 electronic coating is its anti-wetting and anti-stiction properties. These properties can help to prevent electronics from sticking together or attracting dust, making them ideal for use in a wide range of applications.
The Aculon® Nanoproof® 3.0 Series: A Replacement for Novec
The Aculon® Nanoproof® 3.0 series has been specifically formulated to provide a drop-in replacement for the 3M Novec product series. This series offers similar performance and chemical properties, making it an ideal choice for distributors and end-users who are searching for an alternative to Novec. Aculon® Nanoproof® 3.0 is a non-ozone depleting, low in toxicity, low in GWP, RoHS compliant and VOC exempt (per U.S.-EPA) material, that contains no chlorine or bromine.
Some of the key features and benefits of the Aculon® Nanoproof® 3.0 series include:
- Excellent anti-wetting and anti-stiction properties
- Superior chemical resistance and corrosion protection
- Hydrophobic and oleophobic properties that can protect sensitive electronics from moisture and other harmful environmental factors
- Easy to apply and compatible with a wide range of substrates
|Properties||Nanoproof® 3-02||Nanoproof® 3-002||Nanoproof® 3-10|
|Solids||Fluoroacrylate 2%||Fluoroacrylate 0.2%||Fluoroacrylate 10%|
|Appearance||Light Green||Light Green||Light Green|
|Density||1.5 g/ml||1.5 g/ml||1.5 g/ml|
|Viscosity||<20 cP||<20 cP||<20 cP|
|Thickness||0.2 — 2 um||0.1 — 1 um||0.25 — 6 um|
|Stability||175°C for 24h||175°C for 24h||175°C for 24h|
3M™ Novec™ 1700, 1702, 1710, 1720, 1902, 1904, 1908, 2704, 2708, 7100 Replacements
The discontinuation of the 3M Novec product line has left many distributors and end-users searching for an alternative that can provide similar performance and chemical properties. Fortunately, Aculon® Nanoproof® 3.0 electronic coating series offers a drop-in replacement that can provide excellent protection against moisture, corrosion, and other environmental factors. Multiple solid contents allow for multiple thickness options and end properties. With the Aculon® Nanoproof® 3.0 series, you can get the performance you need without having to worry about the discontinuation of Novec.
Aculon® Nanoproof® 3.0 is already produced and in circulation. You can find all about these drop in Novec replacements or other surface treatments on our website and you can also contact us for a quotation and additional information.