Announcement of future discontinuation of some DAIFREE products and replacement plan


We are in process of switching several of our DAIFREE products to more environment-friendly types.
DAIFREE products have been qualified as fluorine-based mold releasing agents but there are concerns about environmental burden for the raw materials used for them.
Therefore, we have decided to voluntarily discontinue manufacturing and sales of several of these products.

We sincerely apologize to our customers who use these designated products for the inconvenience it will cause them. We request that you please switch to the replacement grades and consider using our DAIFREE products for any new opportunities. Your cooperation on this matter is greatly appreciated.

Product grades to be discontinued and the suggested product replacements are in the enclosed table.

[Applicable product grades]
Type Grade to be discontinued Remark Main applications Object materials Suggested replacement grade
Water-based GW-200   Automotive parts Rubber GW-4000
GW-201   Automotive parts Rubber / Resin
GW-250 Non-silicone Automotive parts and machinery parts Rubber GW-4500
GW-251 Non-silicone Automotive parts and FRPs Rubber / Resin GW-4510
Solvent-based GF-500   Automotive parts and machinery parts Rubber / Resin GF-700
GF-501   Automotive parts Rubber / Resin
GF-550 Non-silicone Automotive parts and machinery parts Rubber / Resin GF-750
GA-7500   Automotive parts and machinery parts Rubber / Resin GA-9700
GA-7550 Non-silicone Automotive parts and machinery parts Rubber / Resin GA-9750
GA-7550B Non-silicone Electronics parts Resin

[Switchover deadline]
End of March, 2019
These discontinuing grades will keep being sold until the switchover deadline.

[Contacts]
  Daikin Industries, Ltd.
  http://www.daikin.com/chm/
  +81-6-6349-7696
  Daikin America, Inc.
  https://daikin-america.com/
  +1-845-365-9500
  Daikin Chemical Europe GmbH
  http://www.daikinchem.de/
  +49-211-179225-0
  Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co., Ltd.
  http://www.daikinchem.com.cn/
  +86-21-2213-9700
  Taiwan Daikin Advanced Chemicals, Inc.

  +886-2-2547-1269
  Daikin Chemical Southeast Asia Co., Ltd.

  +66-2-399-5922




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