World's first commercialization of air conditioning equipment....
World's First Commercialization of Air Conditioning Equipment Using Next-Generation Refrigerant HFC32 by Daikin

? Contributes to preventing global warming with lower global warming potential
? Hydro Fluorocarbon 32 (HFC32) is the most balanced refrigerant
? 1st time in the world, a product with HFC32 being manufactured by Daikin India

Mumbai: February 11, 2013: Daikin Air-conditioning India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd., Japan - the world's No. 1 air-conditioning company today announced the launch of air conditioning equipment using next generation refrigerant HFC32 manufactured at its Neemrana plant based in Rajasthan. As global leaders in air-conditioning, Daikin has taken this pioneering step to mitigate the environmental impact from refrigerants.

With its pioneering initiatives, Daikin India is ready with HFC32 based products bearing only one-third of the global warming potential (GWP) when compared to R410A & R22 refrigerants. Daikin India considers that HFC32 is very suitable for split air conditioners and heat pumps and is an excellent alternative to replace R410A in terms of performance. Starting with HFC32 adoption across the residential air conditioners launched in India, it aims to expand use of HFC32 for commercial air conditioning equipment in the future.

In addition to having a lower global warming impact, HFC32 can help curtail greenhouse gas emissions originating from energy sources when equipment is in use by its better energy efficiency. Furthermore, it is also a refrigerant that reduces the amount of refrigerant needed per air conditioning unit, has the advantage of enabling components such as heat exchangers, to be made compact, and is suitable for refrigerant recycling.

Speaking on the momentous occasion, Mr. Kanwal Jeet Jawa, Managing Director, Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd. said, "As responsible HVAC global leaders, we are aware that rampant usage of refrigerants has so far contributed to increased sea level, extreme weather patterns causing destruction of crops & property, massive flooding followed by draughts, etc., so HFC32 is the only solution to protect our future. I am foreseeing a rise in ACs to 300 million by 2030 from 5 million today, pushing a 100 fold rise in demand for electricity." He further added,'HFC32 patented by Daikin is a only refrigerant that promises to safe guard the planet while delivering effective HVAC solutions for our discerning customers."

According to UNEP Technology and Economic Assessment Panel, HFC-32 is not only considered as an alternative to HCFC-22, but also as an alternative to R-410A. As per International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference, Purdue, on the basis of efficiency and cost, HFC32 offers an attractive Low-GWP/Low-LCCP solution for mainstream A/C and H/P applications with performance comparable to R410A.

The company intends to provide technical information for the widespread use of HFC32 to meet the demands of each region across India as much as possible. Daikin will continue to contribute to the prevention of global warming in the future by promoting the widespread use of the refrigerant. With a view to the same, Daikin India has aggressive plans to expand its National Dealership Network to 2000 from the current number of 1000 plus and develop 100 new Daikin Exclusive Solution Plazas across the country in the coming months. The newly launched Daikin HFC32 based range of air-conditioning solutions which will now be available to the consumers through 1000 plus dealer network that has been specially trained to provide unmatched after-sales services.

About Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd:

Daikin Airconditioning India Pvt. Ltd.( DAIPL) is a 100% subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd., Japan, a global leader in the manufacturing of commercial-use and residential air conditioning systems. Backed by the superior technology, the organization offers a wide range of energy efficient air conditioning solutions to the Indian customers. It has been successfully offering premium air conditioning solutions in the Indian market for large-scale projects. Robust growth is forecasted in India's air-conditioning market in the future and Daikin intends to further increase its market share of residential and large-scale projects.