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Main bases of R&D

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Nippon Paint Group's main R&D bases are as follows. These bases are central organizations that are in charge of basic research, applied research, materials development, etc., in the R&D division.

  • Osaka
    Keystone of Nippon Paint Group's R&D
  • Tokyo Laboratory
    Realizing speedy response through close contact with users in eastern Japan centered on the Tokyo metropolitan area.
  • Marine Seafront Research Centre
    Marine Seafront Research Centre
    (Tamano city, Okayama prefecture)
    Engaging in marine technology research by using the environment provided by Seto Inland Sea, which surrounds the center in three directions.
Coastal Laboratory

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 Marine Research Laboratory (the current Marine Seafront Research Centre) 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.

Research on attachment / attachment prevention of marine life

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.

Research on Resinification / Paint Design

Aiming to realize various antifouling mechanisms as marine growth's adherence prevention technology, we research film-making technology and develop paint design technology.

Evaluation Research

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.