For R&D of ship bottom antifouling paint, research on the ecology and attachment structure of marine life is essential. Nippon Paint Group opened the first coastal laboratory among paint manufacturers, which has enriched basic research, including the elucidation of marine growth attachment and its prevention.
As a result, it developed the world's first tin-free antifouling paint, thus launching environmentally friendly high-quality / high-performance products into the world.
We breed marine growth and research its physiology, ecology and adherence mechanism. Also, we multifacetedly and comprehensively undertake the elucidation of marine growth's adherence and its prevention, such as through studying adherence prevention by reversely using the adherence mechanism.
Aiming to realize various antifouling mechanisms as marine growth's adherence prevention technology, we research film-making technology and develop paint design technology.
We conduct tests by raft dipping at five test stations in Japan, and evaluate/research antifouling properties. We measure various effects after simulation from operation to anchorage through tests to reproduce actual ships, such as disc rotors and drum rotors, and polishing measurements.