FASTAR is the Coating of Choice for JOSCO’s Next Generation 1100TEU Liners

Nippon Paint Marine’s ground-breaking nano-based antifouling FASTAR I® has been selected for the trio of energy-efficient box ships the Tsuneishi Group is building for China’s Jiangsu Ocean Shipping Co (JOSCO). The first 1091TEU ship in the series, Hull No SS297, is nearing completion at the shipbuilder’s facility in Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province, China, and scheduled […]

Gas Storage Vessels Need More Advanced Corrosion Protection

The increased demand for LNG Carriers to FSRU (floating storage and regas unit) conversions, exacerbated by the disruption to established oil and gas markets, is expected to continue as more and more countries consider storage and regas units to supplement and strengthen existing shore-based infrastructure. However, operators and yards should bear in mind that these […]

Underpinning Developments in Antifouling

Hydrogel, a term first coined in 1894 but a technology not developed until the 1960s, is arguably one of the world’s most underrated technological advancements of the past 50 years. The technology underpins countless biomedical breakthroughs and is a fundamental component in the development of new solutions ranging from contact lenses, breast implants, and hair […]

FASTAR – A Next-Generation Hydrolysis Antifouling Paint Using Nanotechnology

Japan, 22 January 2021 – Precise – Predictable – Performance. In January 2021, Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd., a group company of Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. will launch FASTAR, a unique nanodomain structured hydrolysis antifouling paint using nanotechnology. In January 2021, Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd., a group company of Nippon Paint […]

AQUATERRAS Takes Home Green Technology Award

First as a Japanese Corporation, Nippon Paint Marine’s Antifouling Paint AQUATERRAS Wins GREEN4SEA TECHNOLOGY AWARD—Making a Major Contribution to Environmental Protection Through the Provision of World’s First Biocide Free Hull Paint Technology. Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Chairman of the Board, Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO: Masaaki Tanaka) announces that […]

Foreseeing Paint Film’s Future Performance Through Evaluation and Analysis

Environmental awareness is required when dealing with marine paint I had been involved in the R&D and technical service of anticorrosive paint and water-based paint in the department of a marine paint business (currently Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd.) for 15 years since 2003. In January 2018, I took the position as General Manager […]