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Container: Steel canister, 22.7kg (50lbs)

Order number: 100113

Manufacturer: 3MTM

Country of origin: USA

Customs tariff number: 38140090

RoHS compliant: Yes

Hazardous goods classification: No

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The 3M™ Novec™ 72DE Engineered Fluid is the perfect cleaning fluid. Surfaces being highly contaminated by oils, flux and waxes are easy to clean. The fluid has a low surface tension and a constant composition during boiling. It is intended for manual cleaning applications.


  • Excellent environmental performance
  • Safe to use
  • No hazardous goods classification
  • Non-abrasive

The 3M™ Novec™ 72DE Engineered Fluid is an azeotropic mixture consisting of methyl nonafluorobutyl ether and trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (t- DCE) . The solvent is a true azeotrope with constant vapour and liquid composition at its boiling point.

The 3M™ Novec™ 72DE Engineered Fluid is ideal as replacement for ozone depleting materials, such as chlorinated or brominated solvents. The medium is intended for light and medium-duty cleaning tasks. 

Typical applications

The 3M™ Novec™ 72DE Engineered Fluid was designed for manual cleaning applications and can be used for highly contaminated electronic components, micro-mechanics, optical lenses, etc. The fluid is also suitable for chemical production and can be used as carrier for bonded coatings. It is a replacement for CFC, e.g. methylene chloride. The medium is non-flammable, non-conductive and low in toxicity at appropriate use. It provides a high operational safety. Due to its zero ozone depletion potential and a very low global warming potential, it is not subjected to F-gas regulation.