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Automotive

As the automotive industry experiences dramatic changes driven by CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric), DAIKIN’s high performance materials enable advanced solutions for mobility challenges, promoting design flexibility, enhancing system robustness, and increasing efficiency.

Industry Trends

Innovations in mobility and infrastructure are changing the global automotive market like never before.
As the automotive industry experiences dramatic changes in the move towards connectivity, autonomous and shared driving, and electrification, Daikin continues to innovate, providing enhanced solutions and higher performing materials for emerging automotive components.​

Trend

  • Materials enabling high capacity, extended range batteries

  • Low dielectric materials enabling 5G and 6G electronics, cabling, and connectors

  • High temperature, low friction, and low permeation materials for seats, gaskets, and tubing

  • Easy clean surfaces for touchscreens, glass and plastics

  • Durable stain protection for fabrics and leathers

     

Applications

Innovative Solutions for Automotive

Lithium ion battery

Lithium ion batteries are the main components to electric vehicles (EVs).
Daikin high performance binder and additive materials enable higher capacity and higher power, and increase safety.

E-powertrain

The E-motor and invertor are key components for electric vehicles (EVs).
Daikin high performance materials improve heat resistance and electrical properties at high voltages and allow space saving miniaturization.

Electronics

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and infotainment features make connectivity speed and low latency more important now than ever before, driving changes to central computing and wire and cable systems.

Daikin materials enable new solutions with optimized cost, weight, power distribution, security, and flexibility.

Displays

With the increase in connected vehicles, display usage and size is increasing. Customers want the same anti-reflective, anti-fouling, and anti-fingerprint properties present in their consumer devices in their vehicles. Daikin’s OPTOOL coatings exceed these demands, as Daikin transfers their extensive consumer electronics knowledge to automotive interiors.

Sensors

As Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) increase and autonomous vehicles continue development, sensor systems such as LiDAR, radars, and cameras are key components. To increase reliability and vision clarity, anti-fouling and anti-reflective coatings are essential. Daikin’s OPTOOL coatings perform in demanding weather conditions, enhancing ADAS safety systems.

Internal Combustion Engine

The evolution of ICE remains a challenge. Emissions regulations accelerate ICE optimization, such as downsizing engines, new engine/transmission oils, and new fuel blends.

Daikin high performance materials support safety and fuel efficiency in harsh environments because of their excellent heat and chemical resistance.