The Japan Paint Manufacturers Association (JPMA) was established
in April 1948 as a voluntary organization of paint manufacturers
industry. In April 1986, JPMA was converted into an incorporated
body to continues its activity as a nation-wide organization.
JPMA plays an important role in the Japanese industry as a member
of the Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren) and the
Japan Chemical Industry Association. Today, JPMA is also handling
various international issues as an important member of the International
Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) and the Asian Paint Industry
JPMA consists of about 258 members: Regular Members who are leading
paint manufacturers in Japan, plus Supporting Members who are engaged
in paint-related industries.
|Objectives and Activities
The goal of JPMA is to promote robust development of Japanese
paint industry, and contribute to overall industrial, economic development,
by researching issues concerning paint industry such as management,
technological development, market supply & demand. The following
activities have been undertaken to facilitate these goals:
- Research on the industry-wide issues such as improving business
management, environmental management and safety measures.
- Standardization of domestic/international standard of product
quality and standards.
- Exchanging information on international issues and its countermeasures.
- Development of standard color sample reference book, "Standard
Ten committees and six ad-hoc committees are exclusively allocated
to study these issues.