HISTORY
OF
DAIKIN INNOVATION
Daikin history is also the history of air conditioning.
Read about its 90 fascinating years here.

1920

1925

1930

1935

1940

1945

1950

1955

1960

1965

1970

1975

1980

1985

1990

1995

2000

2005

2010

2015

Fluorochemicals

Air Conditioning
and Refrigeration

Commercial

Fluorochemicals

Residential

Industrial

Residential

Commercial

Industrial

Fluorochemicals

Residential

Commercial

Industrial

Fluorochemicals

Residential

Commercial

Industrial

Fluorochemicals

1953
Develops "DAIFLON," PCTFE
1955
Develops "POLYFLON," PTFE
1963
Establishes main production base for commercial air conditioner
1966
Starts production of centrifugal chillers
1970
Markets "DAI-EL," fluoroelastomer
1972
Establishes Daikin Europe N.V.
1974
Markets "NEOFLON," FEP pellet
1975
Markets Daikin first air purifier
1976
Markets "DAIFREE," fluorocarbon mold release agent
1981
Develops world's thinnest container refrigeration unit
1982
Markets fluoropolymer PFA and ETFE
1984
Markets Daikin first inverter type air conditioner
1984
Achieves 1 million production of packaged air conditioners
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1985
Markets multi-split type air conditioner with hot water
1988
Develops and markets a fluorocarbon recovery system
1992
Markets "Lezanova," fluorine-impregnated natural leather
1992
Markets "ZEFFLE," infrared reflective coating for construction
1994
Markets "Freeze Multi," a low temperature air conditioner
1994
ISO9001 certification for all air conditioner production factories
in Japan
1995
Operates manufacturing plant for fluoropolymer "NEOFLON" FEP
and ETFE
1996
Markets ice thermal storage VRV multi-split type air conditioner
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1997
Establishes R-32 mass production plant
1998
Adopts refrigerant R-410A for air conditioner
1999
Achieves 5 million production of packaged air conditioners
2000
Establishes Daikin Institute of Advanced Chemical Technology
in U.S.
2000
Markets industry-leading energy-saving "Super Inverter ZEAS" for offices
2003
Markets "NEOFLON" EFEP
2003
Operates a factory in Changshu for Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co. Ltd.
2006
Markets "Daikin Altherma," air to water heat pump
2007
Markets "OPTOOL DAC," fluorine UV curing type antifouling agent
2008
Production Agreement with Gree Electric Appliances
winning
2011
"VRV Energy-Saving Tuning" service
2013
Expands use of refrigerant R-32 to India
2014
Achieves 10 million production of packaged air conditioners
2015
Acquires refrigerant business from leading chemical manufacturer Solvay
winning
2015
"Ve-upⅣR," heat recovery type
2015
Establishes Technology and Innovation Center
Residential
Commercial
Industrial
As a manufacturer specializing in air conditioning, from air conditioning equipment to refrigerant, Daikin continues to satisfy the need for high-quality air to all air environments. From air conditioning equipment to refrigerant, Daikin specializes in air conditioning and continues providing high-quality air in all air environments.
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