Aculon® NanoProof® 3 Series: Direct Replacements for 3M™ Novec™ 1700, 1900, and 2700 Electronic Grade Coating Series

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (April, 2023)- 3M recently announced their intended exit from their Novec Electronic Grade coatings business. While the exact date of exit is not known, we have heard from several sources that the exit will occur later this year, meaning 3M customers will need to find alternative products quickly to support their project needs.  Aculon®, a leading supplier of electronics grade coatings, is pleased to announce the Aculon® NanoProof® 3 Series as direct replacements for the 1700, 1900 and 2700 series of 3M Novec coatings.  These products are available globally, either directly from Aculon® or through established distributors that are ready to serve automotive, aerospace and consumer electronics customers.  Please contact us for more details.

The NanoProof® 3 series provides up to IPX5 level protection to PCBs and electronic components.  This liquid-phase coating series utilizes proprietary polymer technology to achieve dust and water protection across many substrates on a PCB.  The NanoProof® 3 series features flexible application methods including spray, dip, and dispensing, with no cure requirement as well as quick processing times, improved yields and reduced equipment costs.  

“We are happy to use our expertise and over 15 years of electronics coating experience to support customers of 3M’s Novec Electronic Grade coatings line transition by providing “drop in” replacement coatings as 3M exits the business. Our goal is to make the transition as seamless as possible by offering comparable products but add some additional benefits including UV tracer across the whole line and better pricing in many cases.” said Edward Hughes CEO of Aculon Inc.

 The NanoProof® 3 series is scaled up for production, and we are actively signing  up distributors of 3M’s Novec Grade coatings around the world so that together we can meet the needs of existing Novec engineered coatings customers. 

Learn more about Aculon’s NanoProof® 3 series at 

About Aculon®

Aculon® specializes in developing and producing unique surface modification technologies for the electronics, consumer products, industrial and oil and gas industries. Aculon® has over 40 U.S. patents, has won many industry awards for innovation, and has worked on thousands of applications and invested hundreds of thousands of hours into solving customer surface-related issues. The company’s technologies include hydrophobic, superhydrophobic, oleophobic, and hydrophilic treatments to repel water, oil, paraffin and asphaltenes as well as almost all liquids. These treatments are thin, often nano-scale, and are easy to apply. Aculon is based in San Diego, California and operates globally with operations in Europe and Asia. Aculon® is ISO 9001. Learn more at

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