Solvay’s answer to 3M’s existing PFAS

As you may know, 3M shook up the fluorinated fluids market back in December with their announcement that the company will fully exit per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) manufacturing work.

This includes the entire line of 3M Novec™ and Fluorinert™ fluids, including FC40, FC80, FC72, FC7200, and FC84, among others.

This move potentially leaves many fluorinated fluids customers scrambling to find a new supplier. After all, fluorinated fluids are a critical part of many essential industrial applications, including semiconductor manufacturing, hybrid engines, EV batteries and EV charging equipment.

Solvay Galden fluids also have characteristics that make them ideal for a wide range of EV applications, including as a cooling fluid for both EV batteries and the next generation of high-current charging cables.