Management and Reduction of Chemical Substances
Daikin has a list of designated control substances that are restricted under the RoHS Directive,*1 the REACH Regulation,*2 and other laws. These are stated in our Green Procurement Guidelines and we work to prevent the presence of these chemicals in our products.
Please refer to our Green Procurement Guidelines for specific designated control substances.
In the automotive industry, the movement is toward stricter regulations to prevent the leaking of air-polluting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from gasoline and other substances.
NEOFLON CPT is a material for automobile fuel tubes and hoses that prevents permeation and leakage of VOCs in the hot engine surroundings. It reduces permeation to just one-fifth of Daikin's previous product, NEOFLON ETFE. And NEOFLON CPT adheres to polyamide resins and general purpose rubbers used to make conventional fuel hoses, meaning it can be used for laminated tubes. Currently, neoflon CPT is used as hose around fuel tanks in the United States and now China. The DACS VOC processing device is a system that purifies air by breaking down, condensing, and oxidizing harmful substances in exhaust gases, such as VOCs and odors. It condenses and recovers highly pure organic solvents at a low cost, thus realizing purification of an entire air environment.
In China and other emerging countries where automobile production is on the rise, fluoride materials are replacing general-purpose materials to comply with stricter environmental regulations. Sales of highly functional fluorine materials such as NEOFLON CPT are rising every year in developed countries, where environmental regulations are increasing in scope and severity. Going forward, Daikin aims to respond to the growing demand that will be created by these trends.
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