Daikin launches low-cost, low-GWP, A1 refrigerant R407H. For more information:R407H at daikinchem.de

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Daikin Acquires Refrigerant Business in Europe from Leading Chemical Group Solvay S. A.

To expand business in Europe for refrigerants, air conditioning, and automotive applications

2 February 2015

Daikin Industries, Ltd. has decided to acquire the refrigerant business in Europe of major Belgian chemical group Solvay S.A.

In Europe, due to the F-gas Regulation, conversion to refrigerants that have a lower environmental impact is an important goal. For this reason, while Daikin strives to fulfill its responsibility as the only company manufacturing both refrigerant and HVAC equipment, the company is endeavoring to contribute to the mitigation of global warming through the promotion of widespread use of refrigerants having lower global warming potential (GWP) and minimum environmental impact.

Acquiring Solvay will enable Daikin to fully enter the refrigerant business in Europe, inheriting in addition a sound production base on the continent which will help it achieve the above purpose. Daikin will also further expand its product lineup to include the automotive refrigerant sold by Solvay as it aims in 2018 for sales in the global refrigerant market of 30 billion yen.

Daikin will be formulating concrete efforts in fiscal year 2015 that include recovery and reuse of refrigerant gas and the development of sustainable automotive refrigerant.

Today, Daikin already offers a variety of fluorinated materials worldwide through its subsidiary Daikin Chemical France S.A.S., which is located in Lyon, France, as well as through its bases in Japan and China. In particular, Daikin has been supplying European automotive manufacturers with advanced fluorinated materials addressing fuel permeation regulations and turbocharger applications among others.

With this acquisition, Daikin also intends to solidify its relationship with European automotive manufacturers and further expand sales of fluorinated materials to this industry by accelerating product development that precisely meets customer needs.

Summary of Solvay

Summary of Acquired Business


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Fluorinated electrolyte solutions for lithium ion batteries

Daikin Industries Ltd. on July 20th, 2012 announced its plans to start manufacturing fluorinated electrolyte solutions for lithium ion batteries. Using fluorinated electrolytes, higher voltage and energy density can be achieved compared to conventional electrolytes, resulting in a marked increase in battery capacity. The fluorinated electrolyte also does not deteriorate easily, prolonging battery life. Production was set to start in August in Daikin’s Alabama plant, with an annual capacity of 2,000 tons. Over the next 3 years, production capacity is planned to be increased to 10,000 tons, using new plants for mass production in China and Japan. Daikin predicts demand for lithium ion battery electrolytes in fiscal 2015 to be between 50,000 and 100,000 tons (from currently around 30,000 tons), and targets a global market share for that year of at least 10%.


Daikin Receives Energy Award at Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2009 for ZEFFLE™ IR Coating

Daikin Industries, Ltd. won the Energy Award at the 2009 Lloyd's List Global Awards ceremony held in London on September 8th, 2009 for its contribution to lessening environmental impact by seeking various application fields of ZEFFLE™ IR Coating such as for factories, vessels, containers and tanks. ZEFFLE™ IR Coating applies a fluoropolymer-based coating to such surfaces as building roofs and ship decks to curb the rise of interior temperatures by reflecting sunlight. As a result, the coating reduces air conditioning load and adds to greater energy savings.



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Daikin launches low-cost, low-GWP, A1 refrigerant R407H. For more information:R407H at daikinchem.de

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