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Aiti-glare paint

Coatings to soften too strong light and are applied to protective films for LCD displays of PCs, televisions, and smartphones.

Anti-bacterial coating

Coating used to inhibit the growth of bacteria, such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa to prevent infections diseases.

Antifungal coating

Coating used to prevent mold growth on the base or films for interior of buildings, especially for bathrooms and kitchens, and interior of breweries and food factories.

Asia Young Designer Awards(AYDA)

An architectural design competition for students from Asian countries that started in 2008, targeting architecture and interior design students in 15 geographical locations in Asia including Japan, China, Singapore, and Malaysia, with the aim of developing talent who can accept diversity and act with social consciousness.

Automotive Coatings Business

Automotive Coatings Business provides high quality and high performance products, ranging from coatings for auto bodies to coatings for automobile interiors, supplying them to global car manufacturers.

Coating for plastic components

Coatings that improve surface qualities or provide special properties to coated objects, such as self-healing property to maintain good appearance and surface qualities even after long-time use and an antistatic property to prevent dust adhesion.

Color Universal Design (CUD)

A user-oriented design system, which has been developed in consideration of people with various types of color vision.

Decorative Paints Business

Decorative Paints Business provides paint and coatings for houses, buildings, bridges, and plants. We contribute to society through our coatings technologies, delivering high-function paint and coatings with advanced properties such as weather-resistance, superb designability, and protection against bacteria and virus infections, as well as eco-friendly products such as heat shield coatings and water-based paints.


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Fine Chemicals Business

Fine Chemicals Business provides advanced products and services in the surface treatment field such as base coatings and functional coatings for a wide range of industry sectors and in the coating material field suitable for electronic materials and new materials for natural energy applications.

Fire retardant coating

Coatings used for steel frames of buildings. When a fire occurs, coatings swell to create a thick heat-insulating layer and protect steel frames from the heat of fire for a certain amount of time.

Fluorescent paint

Coating products that emit vivid, radiating colors called fluorescent colors, used in various situations to capture the attention of people, give alert, and avoid hazards.

Hard coat coating

Coatings for electronic materials (IC substrates, films), optical materials (mobile phones, PCs, home electronic products), automotive parts (interior plastic parts, plating), construction materials (sashes, stainless steels, aluminum parts), designed to provide various properties such as scratch resistance, creating a hard coat layer with high hardness.

Heat-resistant coating

Heat-resistant coating used in automobile engines, factory chimneys, frying pans, stoves, etc.

Heat-shielding coatings

Heat-shielding coatings for road surfaces designed to reflect sunlight with the potential to reduce the increase in road temperature by more than 10℃ compared to general coatings. Controlling the urban heat island phenomenon will reduce the power consumption of air conditioners and contribute to the mitigation of global warming.

Industrial Coatings Business

Industrial Coatings Business provides pre-coat and post-coat paints, as well as eco-friendly paints including water-based paints and powder paints, to a wide range of industry sectors such as construction machinery, agricultural machinery, exterior building materials, office furniture, and home electronic products.


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Jujiro Moteki

In 1881, NPHD Group's founder, Jujiro Moteki, became the first person in Japan to develop the non-toxic zinc white to help women suffering from poisoning by the white lead (a kind of white pigment) that was contained in face powders at that time.

Less-polluting paint

Coatings featuring greater stain resistance than conventional coatings products that can maintain good appearance of houses and buildings for a long time. Applying this coatings product creates a hydrophilic layer on the surface, which prevents static electricity for dirt resistance and gives self-cleaning effect when it rains to make it easy to remove dirt.

LiBang

LiBang is NPHD Group's brand deployed in the paint market in China. This brand has been awarded the Outstanding Brand Award at the China Economic Summit for 3 years in a row, and built a powerful brand backed by the Group's excellent technological and marketing capabilities, earning high levels of customer satisfaction.

Light storing coating

Light storing coating, or night glow coating, emits light in dark places. This coating product has the ability to absorb light from sunlight and interior lights and glow in dark places for a long time.

Mallets

The name of our women’s table tennis team started in 2017. Nippon Paint Mallets has participated in Japan's table tennis pro league, The T.LEAGUE, since October 2018, communicating the appeal of sports and giving dreams to children.

Maximization of Shareholder Value

Maximization of Shareholder Value (MSV) is the paramount management mission of NPHD Group. We will strive to maximize shareholder value with SDGs and ESG at the core of management, creating wealth. MSV is predicated on fulfillment of our duties to customers, employees, suppliers and society, setting us apart from the concept of “Shareholder Primacy”.

NIPSEA Group

NIPSEA Group is a joint venture between Wuthelam and NPHD since 1962. NIPSEA Group is Asia’s leading paints and coatings company with 82 manufacturing facilities and operations across 18 countries and regions.

Other Paints Business

In Other Paints Business, we develop advanced paints such as ultralow-fuel-efficient antifouling paints that comply with global environmental regulations in the shipbuilding and shipping industries. We provide paints that are suitable for ship repair and help reduce environmental impact by applying cutting edge technologies cultivated through coatings for new cars.

Paint and coatings

Paint and coatings can increase the value of coated objects through the provision of special functions, as well as protection and aesthetic finishes. Paint and coatings evolve with the progress and needs of society, keeping with the trends of the new era in aspects such as quality improvement, economic efficiency (labor-saving, resource-saving, energy-saving), comfort, safety, and environmental protection.

Paint Related Business

Paint Related Business provides construction materials such as sealants, adhesives, and heat shield materials that are airtight and waterproof, as well as garage doors and products for housing equipment.

PAINT.WONDER

NPHD's logo, which represents our commitment to provide solutions to social issues through technological innovation in paints.

Paints and Coatings Business

Our business comprises five business domains: automotive coatings, decorative paints, industrial coatings, fine chemicals, and other paints.

Perfect Interior Air Clean

Perfect Interior Air Clean is the first of its kind and only emulsion paint certified by the Photocatalysis Industry Association of Japan (PIAJ).


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Responsible Care

Responsible Care is a global initiative of companies in the chemical industry for voluntarily ensuring environment, safety, and health, disclosing the results of activities, and holding dialogue and communication with society throughout the entire process, from the development of chemical substances to manufacture, distribution, use, final consumption, and to disposal and recycling.

Ship bottom paint

There are two types of ship bottom paint: anti-corrosion paint that prevents ship bottom from corrosion and anti-fouling paint that prevents the adhesion of organism.

Soft feel coating

Coatings that can add functionality such as warm, smooth, or moist finish, providing a relaxing effect.

Spider web management

A management style adopted by NPHD that fosters organic collaboration and cooperation among partner companies in each region, rather than implementing centralized control by NPHD, to pursue autonomous growth.

VOC

VOC is an acronym of Volatile Organic Compounds. It is said that VOCs are generated from building materials, paints, adhesives, preservatives, etc. used for walls and floors in newly built or newly renovated houses. In Japan, laws and regulations, as well as voluntary initiatives by business operators are in place to reduce VOC emissions.

Wuthelam Group

Wuthelam Group, founded in 1949, operates the investment business. Our partnership with Wuthelam dates back to 1962, when we jointly established Pan Malaysia Paint Industries (the current Nippon Paint (Singapore) Company Private Limited) in Singapore.



Source: Prepared by the Company based on "Functionality of Paint and Coatings" and "Japanese Paint Industry '19" by Japan Paint Manufacturers Association

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