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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.​


  • Materials enabling high capacity, extended range batteries

  • More efficient EV refrigerant with increased cooling and heating capacity

  • 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



Innovative Solutions for Automotive

Lithium ion battery

Daikin high performance binder and additive materials enable higher capacity and higher power and may help increase safety in electric vehicle (EV) batteries of all chemistries and configurations.

Next Gen Refrigerant

Daikin’s next gen refrigerant, with a GWP<1 is specifically designed for electric vehicles (EV) and delivers increased cooling and heating capacity with superior efficiency.


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.


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.


Display usage and size is increasing as vehicles become more connected. 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.


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


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.