3M Performance Materials announced its Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid received SNAP approval from the U.S. EPA.

3M Performance Materials announced 3M Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid, a C6-fluoroketone halon alternative, received Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). The SNAP approval lists the agent as an acceptable halon 1301 replacement in flooding applications and as an acceptable halon 1211 replacement for nonresidential streaming applications. The Novec 1230 fluid has an atmospheric lifetime of five days, compared to 33 years, the next lowest atmospheric lifetime of halogenated alternatives. And it has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of one, which is equivalent to the GWP of naturally occurring carbon dioxide.