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Anti-glare paint

Coatings to soften harsh light are applied to protective films for LCD displays on 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 infectious diseases.

Antifungal coating

Coating to prevent mold growth on building interior base layers or coated surfaces. Used especially for bathrooms and kitchens, and interiors of breweries and food factories.

Asia Young Designer Awards (AYDA)

An architectural design competition launched in 2008 for students from Asian countries. It targets architecture and interior design students in 15 locations in Asia including Japan, China, Singapore, and Malaysia, with the aim of developing talent capable of welcoming diversity and acting with social consciousness.

Automotive Coatings Business

The Automotive Coatings Business supplies high-quality, high-performance products to global car manufacturers, ranging from auto-body coatings to coatings for automobile interior components.

Coatings for plastic components

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

Color Universal Design (CUD)

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

Decorative Paints Business

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

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Fine Chemicals Business

The 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. It also supplies coating materials suitable for electronic materials and new materials for natural energy applications.

Fire retardant coating

This coating is used for the steel frames of buildings. When a fire occurs, the coating swells to create a thick heat-insulating layer and protect steel frames from the heat of fire for a certain period.

Fluorescent paint

Coating products that emit vividly shining fluorescent colors, used in a variety of situations to draw attention, alert, or avoid hazards.

Hard coating

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

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 rise in road temperature by more than 10°C compared to general-purpose coatings. Controlling the urban heat island phenomenon will reduce air conditioner power consumption and help to mitigate global warming.

Industrial Coatings Business

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

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Jujiro Moteki

In 1881, the Nippon Paint Group's founder, Jujiro Moteki, became the first person in Japan to develop 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.


LiBang is the Nippon Paint 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 three years in a row, and has built a powerful presence 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 lighting and glow in dark places for a long period.


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

Maximization of Shareholder Value (MSV)

Maximization of Shareholder Value (MSV) is the ultimate objective of the Nippon Paint 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.”


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

Other Paints Business

Our Other Paints Business develops advanced paints such as ultra-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 by imparting special functions, as well as protection and aesthetic finishes. Paint and coatings evolve in response to the progress and needs of society, keeping pace with contemporary trends in aspects such as quality improvement, economic efficiency (labor-saving, resource-saving, energy-saving), comfort, safety, and environmental protection.

Paint-Related Business

Our Paint-Related Business supplies 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.


Nippon Paint Group’s logo, which represents our commitment to providing solutions to social issues through technological innovation in paints.

Paint 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 coating of its kind and the only emulsion paint certified by the Photocatalysis Industry Association of Japan (PIAJ).

Powerful Partnerships

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.

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Responsible Care

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

Ship hull paint

There are two types of ship hull paint: anti-corrosion paint that prevents ship hulls from corrosion, and anti-fouling paint that prevents the adhesion of organisms.

Soft-feel coating

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

Stain-resistant paint

Coatings featuring greater stain resistance than conventional products, which can maintain the superior appearance of houses and buildings for a long time. Applying these coatings creates a hydrophilic layer on the surface, which prevents static electricity for dirt resistance and imparts a self-cleaning effect when it rains to ease removal of dirt.


VOC is an acronym of Volatile Organic Compounds. 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

The Wuthelam Group, founded in 1949, operates investment business. Our partnership with Wuthelam dates back to 1962, when we jointly established Pan Malaysia Paint Industries (now 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” published by the Japan Paint Manufacturers Association

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