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2022.02.24

New Addition to the lineup of PROTECTON®, an Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial Brand Nippon Paint Launches Two New Anti-viral Water-Based Paint Products for Architectural Use

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Feburuary 24, 2022
Company: Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. Representative: Yuichiro Wakatsuki
Representative Executive Officer & Co-President
Wee Siew Kim
Representative Executive Officer & Co-President
Contact: Yukiko Yamamoto
General Manager of Public Relations
Email: nphd-kouho@nipponpaint.jp


New Addition to the lineup of PROTECTON®, an Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial Brand
Nippon Paint Launches Two New Anti-viral Water-Based Paint Products for Architectural Use
Through Development of Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial Water-Based Paints for Floors and Interior Walls


Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. (NPTU), a group company of Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo), which handles building paint, will launch two anti-viral and anti-bacterial water-based paint products, "PROTECTON® Floor VK Clear" (for floors) and "PROTECTON® Interior Wall VK Coat" (for interior walls) on February 25.


[Features of the New Products]

1.PROTECTON® Floor VK Clear (Clear Paint for Interior and Semi-Exterior Floors)

  • Anti-viral and anti-bacterial effect by the action of copper (reducing viruses and bacteria adhered to the coating film surface by 99% or more)

  • Excellent durability (maintaining a 99% or more virus reduction effect after cleaning with wet wipes or after coating film wear due to foot traffic or tire treads)

  • This product can be used even for porcelain tiles often found, for example, in an entrance in a condominium, to which adhesion is difficult to achieve, by using an adhesion enhancer for floor-use clear paints as an optional additive.

2.PROTECTON® Interior Wall VK Coat (for interior walls)

  • Anti-viral and anti-bacterial effect by the action of copper (reducing viruses and bacteria adhered to the coating film surface by 99% or more)

  • Excellent durability even after cleaning with wet wipes, maintaining anti-viral and anti-bacterial effects.

  • Color options available in bright colors (middle to dark color range), and also from full gloss finish to gloss 30 finish.

    Note: The hue and the gloss of the finished product are represented with middle paint. 

    Note: Due to the type and opacity of primary colors selected for use, adjustment to the desired hue and gloss may not be possible.

*3【Anti-virus test condition】
In accordance with ISO 21702, the virus solution was dropped onto the coated specimen. The virus infection titer was measured after 24 hours. Virus type: Influenza A virus
【Antimicrobial test conditions】
In accordance with JIS Z2801, a drop of bacterial solution was applied to the coated specimen. The number of viable bacteria after 24 hours is measured. Bacterial type: Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus

Nippon Paint Automotive Coatings Co., Ltd., a Nippon Paint Group company engaged in the automotive coatings business, will launch "PROTECTON® Car Interior VK Coat," an anti-viral product for automobile interiors, on the same day, so the Nippon Paint Group will launch three products from the PROTECTON lineup.

The Nippon Paint Group will expand the “PROTECTON series” with a wide range of anti-viral and anti-bacterial product lineup, not limited to paint, in order to deliver safety and security to our customers.

Note: The above two products will be introduced at MEDICAL JAPAN 2022 OSAKA, from February 24, 2022, so please stop by.


Product Overview

  • Name: PROTECTON® Floor VK Clear

  • Uses: For General factories, stores, offices, warehouses, etc.

  • Manufacturer and Seller: Nippon Paint Co., Ltd.

  • Release Date: February 25, 2022

  • Product features: (1) Anti-viral and anti-bacterial effects  

  • Sales Route: Paint dealers and others (in Japan)

  •  Product Website: https://www.nipponpaint.co.jp/products/building/283/

  • PROTECTON® Interior Wall VK Coat

  • Use: For interior walls

  • Manufacturer and Seller: Nippon Paint Co., Ltd.

  • Release Date: February 25, 2022

  • Product features: (1) Anti-viral and anti-bacterial effects  

  • Features: (1) Wide range of hues, from light to deep tones (2)Wide range of gloss finishes, from full gloss, finish to 30% gloss finish

    Note: The hue and the gloss of the finished product are represented with an exclusive middle paint.

  • Sales Route: Paint dealers and others (in Japan)

  • Product Website:https://www.nipponpaint.co.jp/products/building/285/


* 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.
* The product is not designed for medical purposes, or show preventive or therapeutic effect against disease.
* 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.
* Note: All test results were obtained by in-house tests and do not guarantee the effects in an actual environment. 

[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 to add functions by harnessing proprietary cutting-edge technology derived from the Group’s paint and coating technology.

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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.


URL: https://www.protecton.jp/en/

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