History of JPIA

History

1955
Incorporated upon its founding as the Paint Inspection Association
1957
Name changed to the Japan Paint Inspection and testing Association
1958
Opening of the Head Inspection Office (presently East Branch Office)
1961
Opening of the Osaka Branch Inspection Office (presently West Branch Office)
1962
Inauguration of the Paint Testing Methods Research Committee
1976
Registered as Certified Organization for Concentration Measurement (West Branch Office)
1976
Designated by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry as public testing organization for weathering of coatings based on the Industrial Standardization Law
1976
Registered as Water Quality Inspection for Buildings’ Potable Water (East Branch Office)
1978
Designated as Inspection Organization for Quality Certification by the Japan Housing Development Corporation
1981
Certified by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry as designated testing organization based on the Industrial standardization Law(public notices)
1991
Beginning of operation as Domestic Advisory Board and Business Bureau for ISO/TC35/ SC9 Paint Testing Methods
1992
Registered as designated testing organization for the application of general rules in equivalence for fire resistant materials both by Japan Paint Industrial Association and Japan Construction Materials Industrial Association certified by the Ministry of Construction
1994
Opening of weathering test site at Omaezaki, Shizuoka, Japan
1998
Designated by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry as inspection organization based on the Industrial standardization Law
1999
Certified by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry as JNLA Testing Laboratory based on the Industrial standardization Law (Guide 25: East Branch Office)
2003
Certified by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as Designated Certification Body based on the Industrial standardization Law
2003
Designated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport as Designated Performance Evaluation Organization based on the Building Standard Law
2004
Registered by National Institute of Technology and Evaluation as JNLA Accredited Testing Laboratory based on the Industrial Standardization Law (JIS Q 17025: West Branch Office)
2005
Registered by National Institute of Technology and Evaluation as JNLA Accredited Testing Laboratory based on the Industrial Standardization Law (JIS Q 17025: East Branch Office)
2005
Registered by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as Accredited Certification Organization for New JIS Mark scheme based on the Industrial Standardization Law
2008
Designated as Accredited Testing Organization based on Environmental Technology Verification Project concerning Heat-island Mitigation Technologies to Reduce Air Conditioning and Other Loads by Using Building Envelope Systems
2009
Approved by Japan Government and classification societies as Testing Laboratory for Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC/BWT) based on IMO Resolution MSC.215(82)
2011
Approved by classification societies as Testing Laboratory for Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC/COT) based on IMO Resolution MSC.288(87)

Japan Paint Inspection and testing Association (JPIA)

3-12-8 Ebisu Shibuya Tokyo 150-0013, JAPAN
TEL: +81-3-3443-3011
FAX:+81-3-3443-3199