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Navigating the Phase-Out of 3M Novec

|12/06, 2024

Navigating the Phase-Out of 3M Novec

The recent announcement by 3M to discontinue all Novec products by the end of 2025 has raised concerns among users relying on these solvents for cleaning, coating, and cooling applications. However, there's no need for panic—preparation and proactive measures will ensure a smooth transition.

Understanding the Impact

3M's Novec solvents have been integral in various industries due to their efficiency and reliability. The phase-out will require users to seek alternative solutions that match the performance and safety standards set by Novec products.

Why the Change?

The phase-out aligns with global sustainability goals and regulatory changes. Companies must adapt to environmentally friendly and compliant alternatives to stay ahead. Novec is PFAS-based and will be discontinued by the end of 2025.

Action Plan

  1. Assessment: Evaluate your current usage of 3M Novec solvents or Novec-based products. Identify applications and processes dependent on these products.
  2. Consultation: Engage with suppliers and industry experts. For instance, Inventec, with over 25 years of experience as a 3M partner, can provide valuable insights and alternatives.
  3. Testing Alternatives: Begin trials with recommended replacement products. Consider factors such as performance, safety, and environmental impact.
  4. Training: Ensure your team is trained on the use of new products. Proper handling and application will be crucial during the transition period.
  5. Regulatory Compliance: Stay updated on local and international regulations regarding solvent use. Adopting compliant products will mitigate legal risks and enhance your sustainability credentials.

Inventec's Role

Inventec is well-positioned to support this transition. They offer expertise and a range of products designed to replace 3M Novec solvent based products effectively. Their solutions promise to maintain the high standards your operations require.


The phase-out of 3M Novec solvents is a significant shift, but with timely action and expert guidance, Tim-Nordic can navigate this change successfully. Embrace this opportunity to adopt more sustainable practices while maintaining operational excellence.

For more detailed guidance, visit Inventec's page on the phase-out ( and contact Tim-Nordic for assistance.