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Environmentally Conscious Design

Environmentally Conscious Air Conditioners

Commercialize Only Products that Meet 13 Assessment Criteria

Besides factors like performance and ease of use, Daikin Industries, Ltd. stresses environmental performance in product development. We strive to raise this environmental performance by incorporating product assessment in the planning and design stages for new products.

Product assessment consists of 13 assessment items that we strictly adhere to in developing products.

We also assess global warming impact of air conditioners using the life cycle assessment (LCA) method, which allows us to determine the environmental impact at each stage of a product's life cycle. Products only make it to market after we have assessed them against their predecessor products to confirm they exert less environmental impact.

Product Assessment Items

  1. Weight reduction of products
  2. Use of recycled materials and parts
  3. Packaging
  4. Reduction in environmental impact in the manufacturing process
  5. Energy and resource conservation in use
  6. Product life extension
  7. Ease of delivery/collecting/transporting
  8. Raise possibility of reuse of resources
  9. Ease of disassembly and separation of materials by hand
  10. Ease of shredding/classifying for recycling
  11. Environmental conservation capabilities
  12. Disclosure of information
  13. LCA
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Environmentally Conscious Fluorochemical Products

Contributing to Environmental Protection in a Range of Areas

Fluorine mainly bonds with carbon atoms to become compounds that are highly stable and have useful functions such as the ability to resist heat and repel chemicals.

Daikin uses the unique characteristics of fluorine to bring consumers a range of products that help protect the environment.

Examples that save customers energy include ZEFFLE infrared reflective coating, which can be painted onto buildings to prevent rising temperatures inside and reduce the load on air conditioning, and NEOFLON ETFE, which prolongs the life of solar cells. Fluorine contributes to the mass-production of lithium-ion batteries and so is becoming increasingly used in electrolyte and other materials.

Environmental Solutions Pioneered with Fluorochemical Products

Environmental Solutions Pioneered with Fluorochemical Products

Daikin Develops New Binder for High-Voltage, High-Capacity Lithium-Ion Batteries to Boost Performance

Fluorochemical products are gaining increasing attention for their ability to improve the performance and safety of lithium-ion batteries.

In July 2014, we released the VW700 Series, a PVdF binder for fluorine-based cathodes for lithium-ion batteries, which uses Dakin’s proprietary polymer technology to prevent deterioration even at high voltages, allowing batteries to have higher capacities and lengthening battery life by 10%*.

We will continue our efforts by developing components for lithium-ion batteries such as electrolytes, binders, and fluororesins for packing.

* Under testing, a 4.4-V battery was drained and charged 200 times and its charge-retaining capacity improved from 80% to 90%.

Fluoride Materials Reduce Environmental Impact in Various Applications

With fluoride materials having superb heat and chemical resistance, we are conducting R&D into their use as material for fuel cells and for the oil and gas field.

Fluoride materials are also contributing to reduced environmental impact through their use in solar and wind power systems, and in lithium-ion batteries. We will continue to expand their use in renewable energy, new energy, and energy-saving applications.

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