Dr. HONG Jiang

Chief Technology Officer of NIPSEA Group

Greenhouse effect, resource scarcity, environmental degradation, we are in a world full of change and volatility.
Innovation is the only way to address the unprecedented challenges our world is facing. In the 140-year long history of Nippon Paint, innovation has been the cornerstone that empowers us to meet customer demands with superior solutions.
With the brand promise of innovation with heart & people at our core, we are inspired by you to imagine technologies that transcend the ordinary.


NIPSEA Group’s R&D Innovation Centre in Shanghai is our gateway to customer-inspired innovations. The Centre houses more than 150 experienced professionals across various fields and serves as a knowledge hub. We are building a campus in the R&D Innovation Centre in Shanghai, in which we aim to employ more than 300 R&D and Innovation professionals by 2025. We also have an R&D Centre in Singapore that focuses on colour technology innovation, primarily serving the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) market.



NIPSEA Group has created a new-generation automotive refinish waterborne production line N-MAX. With exclusive rheological technology, N-MAX increases the spraying efficiency in wet-on-wet painting which shortens the operation time.

MonoShineTM is high-solid waterborne technology that is environment-friendly as it provides a rapid coating process and also reduces VOC emission substantially. Unlike the conventional coating system, MonoShineTM combines primer, basecoat and clearcoat into a single film and still maintains high gloss and excellent appearance by using a unique crosslinking system. 

Compared to the conventional WB 3C2B technology, IPP (Integrated Painting Process) technology is more economical and environmentally friendly due to less energy consumption and lower VOC emission resulted from its unique “Wet on Wet” process between the coating layers of primer (BC0) and basecoat (BC).


Digitalization is to enable or improve processes by leveraging digital technologies and digitized data. In a world full of changes and volatilities, digitalization is a useful tool and methodology to help us increase productivity and efficiency while reducing costs. Digitalization is critical in the whole process of our innovation. It empowers to improve the products, automate the process and simplify our communications.

Tools in our Digitalization

Tools in our Digitalization



NIPSEA Technologies and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) announced to have joined forces in the field of coating solutions for autonomous navigation. This collaboration develops coating solutions for C.A.S.E. (connected, autonomous, shared and electric mobility). 

Collaboration with all the partners in the industry chain is crucial to innovation. In the past few years, we have developed strategic relationships which help us to introduce advanced materials to develop more environment-friendly and highly efficient coating solutions for a sustainable future.

We are looking forward to invest in innovative start-ups and scale-ups with new technology, solution and mindset which will help to shape the future of the industry.

Criteria of assessment

  • Strategic emerging industries.
  • Technology and business to disrupt the existing value chains
  • Strong market potential and growth momentum in the next 5-10 years.

If you are interested, please email:[email protected]