Besides factors like performance and usability, Daikin 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.
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.
The characteristics of fluorine are used for lithium-ion battery electrolytic solution and for electrode binding and packing because they contribute to higher lithium ion battery capacity.
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 lithium-ion batteries and in wind power systems. We will continue to expand their use in renewable energy, new energy, and energy-saving applications.
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