Effective, thorough cleaning of electronic components during initial assembly and in rework/repair operations is critical to ensure long-term device reliability. Oils, fluxes and other residues can impede connectivity, obstruct adhesion of coatings, tapes and adhesives and ultimately lead to device failure.
3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are a family of non-flammable, non ozone-depleting, low global warming solvents used in a wide range of vapour degreasing, immersion, hand-wipe and spray cleaning applications.
They are effective on a wide range of soils, ranging from fingerprints and particulates to heavy solder flux, and offer excellent compatibility with most metals, plastics and elastomers commonly used electronics manufacturing.
Today's fast-changing regulatory and competitive landscapes have made the choice of a cleaning solvent more difficult than ever. To understand more about the legislation and regulation impacting your solvent cleaner and how 3M Novec can help you, check out our detailed overview.
Are you confused by the legislation & restrictions surrounding Trichloroethylene or Methylene Chloride or HFC Solvents used in your solvent cleaning ? Are you concerned by the quantity of nPB you are consuming ? Or are the huge volumes of water being consumed in your aqueous cleaning becoming a hidden cost ? Take a look at our comparison overview
Are you conducting solvent cleaning for the first time? Want to understand how legislation around Trichloroethylene impacts on your equipment? Are you replacing your existing solvent with Novec but don't know if it can be used with your equipment? Let us help to guide you through.
Want to know more about the solvent cleaning process? Let our video demonstrations guide you through a start to finish process and see the advantages of vapour degreasing cleaning systems over aqueous cleaning.
Traditional cleaning solvents such as Trichloroethylene and nPB carry a number of carcinogenic risk phrases and some are also classed as CMRs (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or Reproductive Toxin). Let us help you understand the risks, their impacts and ways to overcome them.