3M Extends its Novec Line of Safe, Effective, Sustainable Aerosol Cleaners

LONDON, Ont. – October 1, 20093M Canada today introduced 3M Novec Contact Cleaner Plus to its complete line of non-flammable aerosol cleaners that offers more cleaning power for removing oil, grease and silicones in sensitive electronics.

3M Novec Contact Cleaner Plus is ideal for maintenance and repair (MRO) along with assembly operations for electronics, aerospace, defence, transportation, utilities and mining industries.  The product is best suited in medium-duty applications where sensitive devices like connectors, printed circuit boards, electromechanical devices, scales, relays and circuit breakers need a fast-drying, non-conductive cleaner.

Formulated with 3M Novec 7200 Engineered Fluid, the product is compatible with plastics and is volatile organic compound (VOC) compliant under California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations for electrical cleaners.

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"Our newest cleaner offers a plastic-safe formula with extra cleaning power that meets and exceeds existing environmental regulations," said Bob Salvarakis, electronics markets materials marketing manager, 3M Canada. "This high-performing, non-flammable and non-conductive contact cleaner provides peace of mind, even in high voltage workspaces."

3M Novec Contact Cleaner Plus, contains 95 per cent active solvent, which helps deliver more cleaning power and additional cleans per can compared to many other commercial products with 75 per cent or less active solvent.  Novec Contact Cleaner Plus is fast drying, low odour, non-corrosive, non-conductive and requires no rinsing.

All 3M Novec brand cleaning products stand for safe, effective, sustainable solutions in industry-specific applications.  They are non-ozone depleting, low global warming potential, and low-toxicity alternatives to HCFCs, HFCs and nPB.  Novec Aerosol Cleaners strike the balance between environment, worker health and safety, and performance.   For more information on 3M Novec products visit www.3M.com/Novec.

About 3M Canada
Established in 1951, 3M Canada Company was one of the first international subsidiaries opened by 3M and remains one of the largest. 3M Canada's head office and original manufacturing site is in London, Ontario where approximately half of the company's 1,800 employees work. Other Ontario plants are located in Toronto, Brockville, and Perth with one in Morden, Manitoba. Sales offices are located in major cities nationwide and a national service network supports customers.