• Light oil & particles removal / electronic components rinsing
  • Vapor phase, co-solvent, flushing & drying process
  • Very low surface tension


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 71IPA

3M Novec 71IPA Engineered Fluid is a hydrofluoroether, methoxy-nonafluorobutane (C4F9OCH3), in an azeotrope-like formulation with isopropanol.

This fluid is ideal for light-duty cleaning and degreasing tasks and is intended to replace ozone-depleting materials such as CFC-113, HCFC-14lb and 1,1,1-trichloroethane in many applications. It has zero ozone depletion potential and other favorable environmental properties.

Novec 71IPA fluid has a low toxicological profile, with a time-weighted average exposure guideline of 750 ppm for the 3M Novec 7100 Engineered Fluid component (eight hour average).

The increased polar soil solvency and low surface tension, non-flammability and constant composition during boiling of Novec 71IPA fluid make it ideal for precision and specialty cleaning and rinsing for removal of particulate, fingerprints and light soils from metal, plastic and glass parts.

  • Precision cleaning, rinsing and drying agent Light-duty cleaning of oils, greases, waxes, fingerprints
  • Use in combination with co-solvents like Topklean EL 20 or Topklean EL20P for “no-clean flux” residue removal.

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  • Thermal and chemical stable in use (azeotropic formulation)
  • The very low surface tension allows deep rinsing of parts with complex geometry
  • Short rinsing and drying times


  • Continuous recycling in equipment for a long bath-life
  • Can be returned for recycling and re-use
  • The relative high boiling point reduces risk of solvent drag, so limiting consumption


  • Very low toxicity (refer to the SDS)
  • No Ozon Depletion Potential (ODP) & low Global Warming Potential (GDP)
  • Non-flammable

Process examples

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

Separated Co-solvent

Mixed Co-solvent


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Novec™ 7100 or Novec™ 71IPA are used as a drying agent for semiconductor wafers as a drop-in alternative to IPA.