3m novec drop in replacement

The Discontinuation of 3M Novec and the Arrival of Aculon® Nanoproof® 3.0

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
Prop­er­tiesNanoproof® 3-02Nanoproof® 3-002Nanoproof® 3-10
SolidsFlu­o­roacry­late 2%Flu­o­roacry­late 0.2%Flu­o­roacry­late 10%
Appear­anceLight GreenLight GreenLight Green
Den­si­ty1.5 g/ml1.5 g/ml1.5 g/ml
Vis­cos­i­ty<20 cP<20 cP<20 cP
Boil­ing point56°C56°C56°C
Thick­ness0.2 — 2 um0.1 — 1 um0.25 — 6 um
Sta­bil­i­ty175°C for 24h175°C for 24h175°C for 24h
Refrac­tive Index1.3761.3761.376
Cure NoneNoneNone
3M™ Novec™ 1700, 1702, 1710, 1720, 1902, 1904, 1908, 2704, 2708, 7100 Replacements

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.

About George Kountardas

George is a Jack of all trades with an unappeasable inquiring mind. Obsessed with new products and technologies, he is always pushing forward for better, faster and more efficient applications. Always learning something new.

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