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CORPORATE NEWS [latest news list] April 4, 2007
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Daikin Industries to market Ftone AT-100 - A new fluoropolymer coating material with superior anti-stain properties that can be applied to a wide range of substrates


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Examples of Ftone AT-100 use



Daikin Industries, LTD. has developed Ftone AT-100, fluoropolymer coating material cured from a room-temperature. As a surface functional coating, it has the water- and oil-repellent characteristics of fluorine and superior anti-stain properties. The new product is to be launched at the beginning of April.
Ftone AT-100 can be used on a great variety of substrates such as plastic, metal and leather. The coating film resists water stains, oil stains and other stains and is very easy to clean.
Given its excellent water and oil stain resistance, Daikin anticipates demand for applications such as protecting kitchen counter , cooking range hoods, kitchen walls and ceilings from oil stains and keeping water stains off faucets and kitchen sinks.
For the first time in the industry, Toray Industries Inc., a leading Japanese manufacturer of water purifiers decided to use Ftone AT-100 for the latest model of the "Torayvino," to protect it from water and oil stains. The new material is also finding use in air filters of air conditioners to make them easier to clean.


Ftone AT-100 Features and Functions
  (1) It can be used on a wide range of substrates * to protect them from soiling and staining.
    *Substrates : plastic, metal, leather, wood, stone, concrete, etc.        
  (2) Any dirt that adheres can easily be removed.
  (3) It is non-adhesive.
  (4) It is resistant to chemicals and solvents.
  (5) It has durability of easy clean performance.
  (6) It can be applied to soft materials.


Using Ftone AT-100
  (1) Mix it with an appropriate amount of crosslinker agent and solvent to achieve the right concentration and viscosity. Apply a 5 to 10 micron thick dry layer.
  (2) The resulting solution can be applied by spraying, using a brush, roller, gravia coated.
  (3) The applied substrates can either be dried at room temperature or heat cured.


Examples of Ftone AT-100 use
  (1) Domestic water purifiers (integrated with faucet) …Toray's "Torayvino Cassettey 402X"
   - This product has a fluorine coating finish for better soiling resistance and to make it easier to clean.
   - Volume retailers, hardware stores, electrical appliance stores and other outlets started sales in March 2007
   - The sticker price (including tax) is ¥12,000. The manufacturer plans to sell up to 100,000 units during the first year.
    AT-100 use
  (2) Room air conditioner filters
   - Fluorine resin coated air conditioning filters are easier to clean.
    Room air conditioner filters

  For more information, please contact
     Daikin Industries, Ltd.
 
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