PROTECTON

Turning Protection “ON” Against Viruses

“PROTECTON”—The Next Generation of Paint Technology

“PROTECTON”—The Next Generation of Paint Technology

PROTECTON is a brand for paint and coating products with antivirus and antibacterial technology developed by the Nippon Paint Group.

Message of PROTECTON

The debut of PROTECTON

The constant evolution of paint technology

provides even greater protection of

our environment from a variety of risks.

The debut of PROTECTON

The constant evolution of paint

technology provides even greater

protection of our environment

from a variety of risks.

What can paint do to protect us and our environment as we adjust to the new normal of living with potentially dangerous viruses?

In accordance with our mission of protecting people’s health and creating a safe and pleasant future, the Nippon Paint Group has developed new technology that goes far beyond traditional concepts of paint products. That is the creation of PROTECTON brand which the innovative functions added to the existing products, such as antivirus technology using a visible light responsive photocatalyst that reacts under sunlight and indoor lights to suppress viruses and bacteria on coated surfaces. We will continue to explore the potentiality of our antivirus technology to expand the lineup of PROTECTON products, applying the technology not only to paint but other products for a broad range of applications.

The advancement in paint and coating technologies over the years have developed many functions to improve the protection of buildings, various structures and objects, and people. We apply this continuous technological evolution on PROTECTON to provide functions for protection against various risk factors to enable people to live safely and protect their loved ones in today’s new normal.

TECHNOLOGY & DATA

Paint and coating technology continue evolving.

PROTECTON is a next-generation paint technology with powerful antivirus and antibacterial functions.

Antivirus and antibacterial technologies used in PROTECTON brand products:

Photocatalyst

Significantly suppresses viruses and bacteria on coated surfaces*

* PROTECTON does not guarantee the effect against all or any specific viruses and fungi. In addition, it does not indicate the preventive or therapeutic effect of the disease.
* The conditions for expressing the effect vary depending on the product. The effect also depends on the actual usage environment.

The Nippon Paint Group’s PROTECTON products utilize photocatalyst technology, which is a highly sophisticated method for adding the antivirus and antibacterial functions and ensure safety during the application by customers.

Photocatalytic properties

A photocatalyst is one that exhibits "catalysis" by light irradiation. Among them, "visible light responsive photocatalyst" does not require strong energy like sunlight including ultraviolet rays, and has the property of causing a chemical reaction even with weak light such as indoor lights.

Mechanism for significantly suppressing viruses and bacteria* by using photocatalyst activity

The air in the room is constantly flowing due to the movement of people and air conditioners, and the flow of air causes viruses and bacteria to adhere to the walls and ceilings. PROTECTON has the line of products which use this "visible light responsive photocatalyst". The visible light responsive photo catalyst contained on the surface of the coating film causes a chemical reaction even in weak light such as indoor lights, and greatly suppresses viruses and bacteria attached to the surface of the wall *. * PROTECTON does not guarantee the effect against all or any specific viruses and fungi. In addition, it does not indicate the preventive or therapeutic effect of the disease.
* The conditions for expressing the effect vary depending on the product. The effect also depends on the actual usage environment.

Company

As a global leader in the field of paint and coatings, the Nippon Paint Group has continued to supply paint and coating products worldwide that reflect the changing needs of our society. The company focuses on the development of paint which is environmentally safe to use and provide peace of mind to people adapting today’s new normal. Our mission is to add color and provide comfort and peace of mind to industries and peoples’ lives in every corner of the world.