Electronic Fluorocarbons LLC has strengthened its portfolio of electronic specialty gases (ESG’s) after concluding a major new deal with multinational technology company 3M.

The company has secured a global exclusive supply agreement with 3M for the supply of Octafluoropropane (C3F8), a fluorocarbon used in both electronics and medical applications.

The new multi-year deal is seen as a significant coup for Electronic Fluorocarbons, strengthening its product range. 3M will supply its C3F8 gas, also known as 3M PFG-3218, to Electronic Fluorocarbons for global distribution in the electronics, semiconductor and refrigerant industries.

Electronic Fluorocarbons will be supplied from 3M’s Cordova Illinois facility and, operating out of its Pennsylvania facility, will distribute C3F8 around the world – with particular emphasis on the Far East and South East Asian markets.