3M™ 7100™

3M™ NOVEC™ 7100 Cleaner and Coolant Fluid

3M™ 7100


  • Due to its low toxicity profile, it is an excellent alternative to chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
  • Ideal liquid for precision or solvent cleaning.
  • Its unique properties make it useful for a wide variety of sectors.

Technical Properties 3M™ 7100

Fluorochemical dispersions and lubricantsFluoro and PTFE
GWP RangeLow
Replacement ofdeCFCs, HCFCs and HFCs
Minimum operating temperature-105 ºC
Maximum operating temperature50 ºC
Boiling point61 ºC
Drainage point-135 ºC
Critical pressure2.23 Mpa
Vapour pressure27 kPa


Solubility of water in the fluidde agua en el fluido95 ppm
Solubility of the fluid in water12 ppm

Material compatibility (Continuous exposure)

3M 7100 Novec™ fluid is compatible with most metals and hard polymers. Soft and elastomeric materials should be limited to compounds containing the least amount of extractable plasticiser.

Compatibility with materials (Non-continuous exposure)

Short-term testing of Novec™ 7100 fluid demonstrates compatibility, after one hour of exposure to boiling temperature, with a wide range of metals, plastics and elastomers, similar to the performance of perfluorinated fluids. Good short-term compatibility with particularly sensitive plastics such as polycarbonate and PMMA indicates its usefulness in cleaning assemblies containing many composite materials. Like most fluorinated liquids, Novec™ 7100 fluid absorbs into fluorinated plastics and elastomers during longer exposures.

MetalsAluminium, Copper, Molybdenum, Tantalum, Carbon Steel, Tungsten, Stainless Steel 302, Cu/Be Alloy C172, Brass and Mg Alloy AZ32B.
PlasticsAcrylic (PMMA), Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polycarbonate, Polyester, Epoxy, PET, Phenolic and ABS.
ElastomersButyl rubber, Natural rubber, Nitrile rubber and EPDM.

Description 3M™ 7100

3M™ Novec™ Technical Fluid 7100 maintains one of the best low toxicity profiles among CFC replacement materials. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are not destroyed in the lower atmosphere and are responsible for damage to the ozone layer (they are used as refrigerants and cleaning agents), making Technical Fluid 7100 a better environmentally friendly alternative. The low surface tension together with the high boiling point makes it excellent for use as a vapour degreaser or as a cosolvent parts cleaner.


  • Compatible with plastics.
  • Low global warming potential (GWP).
  • Low toxicity.
  • Ozone-friendly.
  • The low surface tension allows for excellent cleaning of confined spaces.
  • Ideal substitute for chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
  • Transparent..
  • Chemical and thermal stability.
  • Colourless..
  • Odourless.
  • Non-flammable.
  • Non-conductive.
  • Highly resistant to thermal decomposition and hydrolysis in storage and during use.

Main applications

– Solvent-based clean-up, the sustainable and safe Technical Fluid 7100 can replace HCFC-225 (AK-225) and HCFC-141b and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) with high global warming potential (GWP).

– Cleansing, removes effectively:

  • Light oils.
  • Heavy oils.
  • Fluxes.
  • Waxes.
  • Fluoropolymers.
  • Fluorine lubricants.
  • Particles.
  • Fluorine greases.

– Precision cleaning:

  • Steam degreasing.
  • immersion cleaning
  • Hand rubbed.
  • Spray cleaning.

– Heat transfer fluid.

– Cooling of data centres.

– Electronic cooling.

– Lubricant application.

– Biological conservation (food).

– Cleaning of high-end jewellery.

– Cleaning of precision sanitary instruments (dentistry and surgery).

Other sizes

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  • 3M™ NOVEC™ 7500.
  • 3M™ NOVEC™ 2704.
  • 3M™ NOVEC™ 1710.
  • 3M™ NOVEC™ 1700.
  • 3M™ NOVEC™ 71IPA.
  • 3M™ NOVEC™ 72FL.
  • 3M™ NOVEC™ 71DE.
  • 3M™ NOVEC™ 71DA.
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  • 3M™ NOVEC™ 73DE.

Data Sheets 3M™ 7100

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