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

[NOTE]
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
registered
systems
Last Update
ALL products (13 Companies) as of 21 Feb. 2020 353 2 March 2020
List by Companies
(PDF files)
JPMA
Membership
registered
systems
Last Update
AKZO NOBEL K.K.
INTERNATIONAL PAINT DIV.
Support 3 2 March 2020
BASSERU CHEMICAL CO.,LTD. Regular 6 2 March 2020
CHUGOKU MARINE PAINTS, LTD. Regular 64 2 March 2020
HEMPEL A/S Non 27 2 March 2020
ISHIKAWA PAINT CO.,LTD. Regular 17 2 March 2020
KANAE PAINT CO.,LTD. Regular 20 2 March 2020
KANSAI PAINT MARINE CO.,LTD.
(former NKM COATINGS CO.,LTD.)
Support 68 2 March 2020
KOBE PAINTS, LTD. Regular 44 2 March 2020
NIPPON PAINT MARINE COATINGS CO., LTD. Support 72 2 March 2020
PPG PMC JAPAN CO.,LTD. Support 27 2 March 2020
WAKO CO.,LTD. Non 5 2 March 2020
List of Discoutinued products
List of Discontiuned products 574 2 March 2020

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 cerrificate" 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

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