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Release of “PROTECTON Interior Wall VK-200 for DIY” - Anti-viral/Anti-bacterial water-based interior paint using a visible light-responsive photocatalyst –

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Note: This document has been translated from a part of the Japanese original for reference purposes only.

December18, 2020
Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd.
Contact Person: Yukiko Yamamoto
General Manager of Public Relations

Release of “PROTECTON Interior Wall VK-200 for DIY” - Anti-viral/Anti-bacterial water-based interior paint using a visible light-responsive photocatalyst –

Nippe Home Products Co., Ltd., a group company of Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Chairman, President and CEO: Masaaki Tanaka), which handles paints for DIY and home use, will start sales of “PROTECTON Interior Wall VK-200 for DIY” (hereinafter, "the product"), an indoor use anti-viral and anti-bacterial water-based paint using a visible light-responsive photocatalyst in today through NIPPE HOME ONLINE*in Japan.

 * Sales site: NIPPE HOME ONLINE

The product has improved workability and ease of application, and is available in adequate volume at affordable prices for ordinary households. A visible light-responsive photocatalyst contained in the product reacts with indoor light, thereby suppressing viruses and bacteria adhering to the paint layer surface by 99%* Since the product has little odor, it can be used safely indoors.

Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. launched "PROTECTON" as a product brand of anti-viral and anti-bacterial products in September 2020. PROTECTON Interior Wall VK-200 for DIY, which is the second antiviral DIY paint of the brand following PROTECTON Interior Paint Premium released on September 4, is available on the EC site in Japan. As a product for professional use, PROTECTON Interior Wall VK-200 has been on sale since October 28 in Japan.

The company will continuously expand its anti-viral and anti-bacterial product lineups from professional use to DIY and home use as "PROTECTON series" products to provide customers with safety and peace of mind.

[Overview of the product]

  • Product name: PROTECTON Interior Wall VK-200 for DIY
  • Sales company: Nippe Home Products Co., Ltd.
  • Start of sale: December 18, 2020
  • Functions: (1) anti-viral/anti-bacterial*  (2) produces very little odor
  • Usage: paint for DIY, home use, and indoor use (walls, ceilings, etc.)
  • Sale Price (incl. tax): 0.7 L / 2,980 yen, 1.6 L / 4,800 yen
  • Sales route: available on NIPPE HOME ONLINE in Japan
  • URL: (in Japanese)

 * About the anti-viral/anti-bacterial function of the product

- Suppresses viruses and bacteria adhering to the paint film surface (based on test results with bacteriophage Qβ, JIS R 1756 and Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, JIS Z 2801).
- This will not guarantee effectiveness against all or specific viruses or bacteria.
- The paint does not suppress indoor airborne viruses or bacteria.
- 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.
Note: The product is not designed for medical purposes, or show preventive or therapeutic effect against disease.
Note: 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 Nippe Home Products Co., Ltd.]

Sale of paints for home use and DIY in general as well as coating utensils and relevant products
Administration of NIPPE HOME ONLINE (an online shopping site)

  • Location of the head office: 4-1-15 Minamishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
  • Representative: Representative Director and President Kazuo Yamaguchi
  • URL:


[Profile of the PROTECTON brand]

PROTECTON is a paint technology brand offering new technology and value to add functions by harnessing proprietary cutting-edge technology derived from the Group’s paint and coating technology.

Brand logo

Brand concept

A paint technology brand that continues to evolve to protect people’s health and create a safe and pleasant future aiming to achieve advanced anti-viral and anti-bacterial functionality.

Brand keyword

New-generation paint technology to turn “ON” protection against viruses

Note: It does not show effect for specific viruses or show the effect of preventing and treating diseases.

Brand site


Note:This website is available in Japanese only.

Please visit the "PROTECTON" brand site, which was launched on December 14 to introduce the brand message, brand concept, background of the birth of the brand, technology incorporated in the products, and the like.

The Company 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 Group will contribute to protecting people’s health and creating a safe and pleasant future.

Note:The company name, product name and logo in this press release are trademarks of Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. and its group companies.

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