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2020.10.28

Launching the second PROTECTON series, “PROTECTON Interior Wall VK-200” - Anti-viral/Anti-bacterial water-based interior paint using a visible light-responsive photocatalyst -

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October 28, 2020
Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd.
Contact Person: Yukiko Yamamoto
General Manager of Public Relations
Email: nphd-kouho@nipponpaint.jp

Launching the second PROTECTON series, “PROTECTON Interior Wall VK-200” - Anti-viral/Anti-bacterial water-based interior paint using a visible light-responsive photocatalyst -

Nippon Paint Co., Ltd., a group company of Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Chairman, President & CEO: Masaaki Tanaka), which handles architectural paints, will start sales of “PROTECTON Interior Wall VK-200”, the indoor anti-viral and anti-bacterial water-based paint using a visible light-responsive photocatalyst, on October 28, 2020 in Japan.

PROTECTON Interior Wall VK-200 offers better workability than conventional products using a visible light-responsive photocatalyst, at an affordable price. Moreover, the paint contains almost no volatile compounds (ultralow VOC design). It is an eco-friendly water-based paint that supports a wide range of anti-viral and anti-bacterial measures.

This paint adopts a visible light-responsive photocatalyst, reacts to indoor lighting, and suppresses viruses and bacteria adhering to the paint film surface by 99%* or more, generating very little odor and assuring safe indoor application. The reaction of the photocatalyst on the paint film surface suppresses viruses and bacteria adhering to the wall as long as the paint film is not damaged, peeling off, or excessively stained on its surface.

Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. launched the “PROTECTON” brand in September 2020 as a product brand with anti-viral and anti-bacterial functions. PROTECTON Interior Wall VK-200 is the second product in this series. In the near future, an additional version for DIY/household use will be introduced.

The Nippon Paint Holdings Group plans to expand the “PROTECTON” series to offer a wide lineup of anti-viral and anti-bacterial paints, for uses ranging from commercial to DIY and household use, thus providing customers with safety and security.

Overview of the product

[Overview of the product]

​Name: PROTECTON Interior Wall VK-200
Sold by: Nippon Paint Co., Ltd.
Sales start from: October 28, 2020
Functions: (1) anti-viral/anti-bacterial and (2) produces very little odor
Usage: Indoor paint (walls, ceiling, etc.) for commercial use*
Sales route: Paint dealers and others (In Japan)
* DIY/household version will be launched end of November from Nippe Home Products Co., Ltd.

* Based on test results with bacteriophage Qβ, JIS R 1756 This will not guarantee effectiveness against all or specific viruses or fungi, regardless of adhering or airborne, or show preventive or therapeutic effect against disease. * The paint does not suppress indoor airborne viruses.
* The anti-viral and anti-bacterial performance will continue as long as the paint film is not damaged, peeling off, or excessively stained on its surface. Damaged paint film includes peeling of the paint film due to normal aging deterioration.
* The product is not designed for medical purposes (e.g., medical supplies, medical equipment). The product suppresses viruses that adhere to a surface, but does not show the effect of preventing infection.
* The performance may vary depending on the shape of the object to be coated, the conditions of the base material, weather conditions, and construction conditions.

[Profile of Nippon Paint Co., Ltd.]
Head office: 4-7-16 Minamishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Representative: Representative Director & President Masuo Kida
Business: Manufacture and sale of paints for buildings (houses, buildings, etc.), large structures (bridges, plants, etc.), and automobile repair.
Website URL: https://www.nipponpaint.co.jp/

[Profile of the PROTECTON brand]
PROTECTON is a paint technology brand offering new technology and value-added functions, which could not be realized previously, by harnessing proprietary cutting-edge technology derived from the Group’s paint and coating technology.

Brand concept
A paint technology brand that continues to evolve to protect people’s health and create a safe and pleasant future by achieving advanced anti-viral and anti-bacterial functions.

Brand keyword
New-generation paint technology to turn “ON” protection against strong viruses
* It does not show effectiveness against specific viruses or show the effectiveness in preventing or treating diseases.

The Nippon Paint Holdings Group will deploy products of various forms, without limitation to paint products, under the product brand for anti-viral and anti-bacterial functions. Through PROTECTON, the Nippon Paint Holdings Group will contribute to protecting people’s health and creating a safe and pleasant future.

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