YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1881
REVENUE: $4.45 billion s (2014: $2.172 billion)
• Automotive coatings
• Industrial coatings
• Decorative coatings
• Marine and protective coatings
Kenji Sakai, president, representative director; Yoshio Andou, senior vice president, general manager of trade use paint division and executive director; Ryoichi Baba, senior vice president, representative director; Kiyohiko Chijiiwa, executive vice president and director; Kanji Nishijima, vice president.
Nippon Paint manufactures a wide variety of paints and coatings including those for automobiles, construction, architecture, steel structures, ships, metal, electrical equipment, machinery, roadways and household appliances among others. Nippon Paint is one of the largest paint manufacturers in Asia and has 33 manufacturing plants and produces more than one million tons of paint and coatings annually.
In Asia, all Nippon Paint offices are managed by the Nipsea Group. Nipsea Group manufactures and sells Nippon Paint products in 15 Asian countries. Overall, the company generates close to one billion liters of paints and coats annually.
Nippon Paint (Coatings) Philippines joined the recently concluded Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition (Worldbex) held at the World Trade Center, Metro Manila.
Themed “Worldbex 2016: Uniting Strong Foundations,” the event put a spotlight on interior design luminaries who mounted gallery vignettes that showcased their design philosophies, and reflected the prolific development of the country’s construction and design industry.
Nippon Paint (Coatings) Philippines collaborated with notable interior designers such as Johnny Hubilla, Michael Pizzaro and Rogelio Caringal, who used the innovative Nippon Paint Momento Special Effect Paint to bring more life to their respective gallery designs.
A revolutionary textured paint series that allows one to add texture to the walls, Nippon Paint Momento comes in two lines – the Textured Paint Series, a premium line of opaque paint featuring Elegant, Sparkle Pearl, Sparkle Silver and Sparkle Gold special effects; as well as the Enhancer Series, a semi-transparent glaze-over featuring Frost and Cloud special effects.
Nippon Paint also partnered with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Chennai (China) to create design patterns using Momento special effect paint.
The Elegant range will help to create a stylish impression with luxurious matt textures and rich colors. Innovative and enchanting, Elegant is formed with gelatine pigments and rich colors to evoke the essence of Italian renaissance. Its thick formation spreads across any surface to create an exquisite texture. With odorless and water-based features, it transforms any interior environment into a rustic masterpiece.
The Enhancer range will provide a glazed-look over the walls to create serene winter masterpieces of frost texture bathed in snow, pearl or gold luster. The entire range focuses on providing homes with a soothing and spacey appearance.
The Dzine range will bring an out-of-the-box, unorthodox approach to painting walls. This variant is easy-to-use and enable’s homeowners to be able to design their own homes.
During the launch, Mahesh Anand, president decorative business, Nippon Paint said, “With this new launch, our focus is to primarily reach out to homeowners who are looking to redo their homes based on their respective personalities. As designed by NIFT students the patterns using Momento range of products are easy-to-use and ideal for homeowners who enjoy painting their own living spaces. Partnering with NIFT Chennai has definitely proved beneficial to us – the students come with interesting, fresh ideas and it was truly a delight to see such beautiful patterns created with our paints.”
Nippon VirusGuard, a new paint formula to safeguard against Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) and the H1N1 virus, will be available in the market in soon. Produced by Nippon Paint Malaysia, the paint which was developed with “Silver Ion Technology,” is the first of its kind to have anti-viral and anti-bacterial coating to inhibit the growth of viruses and bacteria on painted surfaces. “Nippon VirusGuard can help mitigate the spread of contagious diseases such as HFMD and H1N1. The revolutionary water-based hygiene paint prevents the growth of micro-organisms using a controlled ion-release system, besides featuring low odor with low volatile organic compounds (VOC),” said Nippon Paint, group managing director, Yaw Seng Heng. Yaw said Nippon Paint is also working with relevant parties to come up with an anti-mosquito wall paint to combat dengue, which is a common, growing problem worldwide.