Automotive

As the automotive industry experiences dramatic changes driven by CASE (Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electrified), DAIKIN’s performance chemicals advance 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.
With the increase in vehicle electrification, autonomous, connected and shared driving, Daikin is committed to developing new, differentiated solutions for the rapidly changing world and the road ahead.

Trend

  • Easy clean surfaces for touchscreens, glass, and plastics
  • Durable stain protection for fabrics and leathers
  • Low dielectric materials enabling 5G electronics, cabling, and connectors
  • High capacity batteries for extended range
  • High temperature, low friction, and low permeation materials for seals, gaskets, and tubing

Applications

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.
Fluoro coatings exceed these demands, as Daikin transfers their extensive consumer electronics knowledge to automotive interiors.

Sensors

As ADAS features 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. Fluoro coatings perform in demanding weather conditions, enhancing ADAS safety systems.

Electronics

ADAS and infotainment features make connectivity speed and low latency more important now than ever, and are driving changes to central computing and wire and cable.
Daikin’s materials enable new solutions with optimized cost, weight, power distribution, security, and flexibility.

E-powertrain

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

Lithium ion battery

Lithium ion batteries are the main components to electric vehicles (EVs).
Fluoro materials allow for high capacity and high power, and increase safety.

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’s Fluoro-Materials support safety and fuel efficiency in harsh environments because of their excellent heat and chemical resistance.

Contact Us

Detroit

Daikin Automotive Innovation Center –
Detroit (DAIC)

Detroit

Daikin America, Inc –
San Jose

Detroit

Daikin America Technical Center –
Decatur