Our approach. Not just words.

We take action.
Today managing environmental issues ; not least global warming is the highest of priorities common to all industries. The international marine transportation industry is no exception.

Regulations such as those aimed at reduction of CO2 emissions, prevention of marine pollution, prevention of migration of species as well as further measures to reduce the environmental load in the shipbuilding field are getting increasingly more strict.

Therefore, many shipping / shipbuilding companies are hastily developing “eco ships” with reduced CO2 emissions.
We, a marine paint maker, also have to accelerate the supply of products that contribute to the improvement of fuel consumption using advanced technology.

Nippon Paint Marine’s R&D Headquarters uses an abundance of accumulated basic research data.
We aim to go beyond compliance and develop revolutionary, environmentally friendly technologies.


A totally new era in fouling prevention.
World first Biocide Free SPC Coating


We believe that helping mitigate global environmental impacts through the effective use of resources, such as water, energy, and raw materials, and the prevention of environmental pollution are indispensable actions to ensure the sustainability of companies. With this belief, we will advance various initiatives and also build a sustainable business by actively deploying innovative technologies.


World's first biocide-free SPC coating.
A totally new era in fouling prevention.

April 2021. Nippon Paint Marine’s biocide-free anti-fouling hull paint AQUATERRAS received the TECHNOLOGY AWARD at GREEN4SEA AWARDS.

AQUATERRAS is the world’s first biocide-free SPC coating with a marine-environment-friendly formulation, free of heavy metals and active ingredients. In addition, this product can reduce the total resistance on a ship’s hull by up to 10%, thereby contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions.
Applied to the ships of large, environmentally conscious shipping companies, AQUATERRAS paves the way ahead to clean seas and skies.

January 2021. Nippon Paint Marine launched FASTAR, a next-generation hydrolysis SPC anti-fouling hull paint that incorporates for the first time a nanodomain binder technology. FASTAR’s surface control technology enables Nippon Paint Marine to keep ships clean using much lower paint thickness.
Precise – Predictable – Performance.

Ahead of the game
Nippon Paint Marine ‘s low-friction antifoulings were firstly launched in 2007, when LF-Sea, the world’s first product of this kind, was developed.
In 2013, we launched A-LF-Sea, an advanced ultra-fuel-saving anti-fouling paint for ship bottoms. These products have reduced CO2 emissions from global shipping. Our unique low-friction technology, a water trapping technology, using hydrogel won Environmental Awards for their contribution to CO2 reduction. As of late 2021, our low-friction anti-fouling paints have been used on over 4,000 vessels.


We are committed to the 4 UN Sustainable Development Goals

Focusing on antipollution and safety improvement, Nippon Paint Marine has been working to develop products that are friendly to both people and the environment. We began paying attention to marine pollution issues earlier than most other companies and developed a tin-free hydrolytic antifouling paint in 1990.

Climate Change

The impact of climate change on our daily lives is increasing each year. The Group is doing its part to mitigate the impact of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions while minimizing the business risk posed by the changing climate conditions.

Resources and Environment

The sustainability of our business depends on the effective use of water, energy, and other resources and the prevention of environmental pollution. The Group applies measures in these areas throughout its product lifecycles.

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