JPMA List of Registered Organotin-free Anti-fouling Systems

Self-Regulatory Management of Japan Paint Manufacturers Association
to comply with IMO's International Convention
on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships, 2001

Registered products are recognised to be compliant with IMO "International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships". Other properties of registered products, such as Anti-fouling performance or safety properties, are not recognized.
List of all registered systems (PDF files) Number of
Last Update
ALL products (12 Companies) as of October 21, 2022

370 Oct. 21, 2022
List by Companies
(PDF files)
Last Update
Support 2 Oct. 21, 2022
ALPHA PAINT INC. Non 1 Oct. 21, 2022
BASSERU CHEMICAL CO.,LTD. Regular 5 Oct. 21, 2022
CHUGOKU MARINE PAINTS, LTD. Regular 79 Oct. 21, 2022
HEMPEL A/S Non 31 Oct. 21, 2022
ISHIKAWA PAINT CO.,LTD. Regular 16 Oct. 21, 2022
KANAE PAINT CO.,LTD. Regular 11 Oct. 21, 2022

Oct. 21, 2022

KOBE PAINTS, LTD. Regular 40

Oct. 21, 2022

PPG PMC JAPAN CO.,LTD. Support 27 Oct. 21, 2022
WAKO CO.,LTD. Non 5 Oct. 21, 2022
List of Discoutinued products
List of Discontiuned products 641 Oct. 21, 2022

The list will be revised without notice. Please refer to latest list.

About JPMA voluntary control of Antifouling system

1. Back Ground

"International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships, 2001" (hereinafter referred to as "IMO Convention") was adopted at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) diplomatic conference held in October, 2001.

In accordance with IMO Convention;

  1. all ships shall not apply or re-apply anti-fouling paints containing organotin compounds which act as biocides on and after January 1, 2003.
  2. all ships shall not bear anti-fouling paints containing organotin compounds which act as biocides on their hulls or external parts or surfaces, on and after January 1, 2008. (Organo-Tin ship paints should be re-coated by Non-Organo Tin Ship-bottom Paints after bllasting, or be covered by sealercoats.)
  3. Japanese Government ratified this Convention on July 2003. This Convention will entry into force 12 months after 25 States representing 25% of the world's merchant shipping tonnage have ratified it.
  4. With this Convention, flag states will verify ship's antifouling system and issue "International anti-fouling system certificate" based on Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) or similar document submitted by the ship-owner or the ship operator.

2. Purpose of JPMA Self-Regulatory Management Rule (JPMA voluntary control rule)

The puropose of this Rule is to provide IMO Convention compliance information and related information to ship owners, ship operators, government authorities in charge and other related bodies by examining paints manufactured/distributed by JPMA Regular members, Supporting members or non-membership companies.

In Japan, manufacturing of TBTO is prohibited since it was defined as "Class 1 specified chemical substances" by Law concerning the Examination and Regulation of Manufacture etc. of Chemical Substances (Hereinafter KASHINHO) in 1989. TPT compounds (7 substances) and TBT compounds (13 substances) were defined as "Class 2 specified chemical substances"in 1990, requiring report for manufacturing / importing of these substances, and they do not exist in Japan since 1996. Therefore, antifouling paints for ships manufactured in Japan may recognize as not containing organotin compound.

Registration scheme

3. Overview

  1. JPMA shall set up an examination committee, which shall examine the compliance of Anti-fouling systems with the IMO Convention, submitted by Members or Nonmembers for registration for(hereinafter referred to as "the Examination Committee").
  2. The decison of Examination Committee will be passed to JPMA, who will inform the applicant by a written notice, and the products recognized as to fulfil the IMO Convention requirement will be listed the on "JPMA List of Registered Organotin-free Anti-fouling Paints" which will be available on JPMA web site.
  3. JPMA shall delete registered Anti-fouling system(s) from "JPMA List of Registered Organotin-free Anti-fouling Paints" if;
  • JPMA received a notice of discontinuation of a registered Anti-fouling system from member or non-member applicant.
  • Expiration of the period specified as 'Valid Term of Registration'
  • JPMA recieved a notice from the Examination Committee, stating it is inappropriate to continue registration with reference to 'The Manangement Rule, section 4 III."

4. Structure of Self-Regulatory Management

It consists of 3 rules and appendices(Form)

  1. Applicaiton Rule
  2. Examination Rule
  3. Maintenance Rule
  4. Appendices (Forms)
management system

5. Expected Effects of Voluntary Control

Once IMO Convention come into force, ship owners and ship operators must carry "International anti-fouling system certificate" issued by government authorities on board ships . JPMA Self-Regulatory Management Rules are in accordance with the lead of MLIT(Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport) and METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) to ensure efficient commitment of this complex requirement, and "The List of Anti-fouling Systems Recognized by JPMA"is expected to be referred by Classification Society of Shipping of various nations.

6. Schedule

Accepetance of application forms start on January 2004, the fist Examination Committee is scheduled in March 2004.

Registration Guide

Contact us for further information on registration,

Copyright(c) 2019 Japan Paint Manufacturers Association. All Rights Reserved.