3M NOVEC 1700

  • Ultra-thin hydrophobic & oleophobic coating
  • Dipping & spray process
  • Easy & fast process


3M™ announced in December 2022, that all Novec™ products will be phased out and not available anymore by the end of 2025. No worries, Inventec has a drop-in replacement for this product but we recommend to contact us as soon as possible in order to minimize supply interruptions.

If you want to know more about the 3M™ products phase-out, click on the this link.


3M Novec 1700

3M Novec 1700 Electronic Grade Coating (EGC) is a single component fluorinated polymer diluted in 3M Novec 7100DL Engineered Fluid, a segregated hydrofluoroether solvent, providing a low viscosity, low surface tension coating solution.

Designed for moisture and corrosion protection of printed circuit boards and electronic components, it dries to an ultra-thin, transparent coating with excellent hydrophobic and oleophobic properties. It does not need curing and is easy to apply. Novec 1700 coating is nonflammable, non-ozone-depleting, low in toxicity, low in GWP, RoHS compliant and VOC exempt (per the U.S. EPA).



Letter from 3M – Inventec authorized distributor for EMEA area


  • Provides exceptional repellence of all kinds of liquids.
  • Fast drying at room temperature ( <1 min)


  • Substantial cost reduction due to small amount of product needed and simplicity of process.
  • PCB masking is not required, saving on preparation time.


  • No CMR substances
  • Low environmental impact & very low VOC
  • Non flammable


The best process will depend on factors such as operating conditions, equipment, time and the cleanliness of the parts. Our team is ready to advise you.

Dip coating

  • Dipping process recommended / spray application possible (especially for selective deposition)
  • Typical coating thickness is about 0.2 microns
  • Recommended to apply on cleaned and dried surfaces
  • Touch dry within less than a minute / No thermal or UV cure required