The Philippine Association of Paint Manufacturers, Inc. (PAPM) was created in the year 1961 by a group of professional men and women with a general aim of professionalizing the paint manufacturing industry and its constituents. It is a privately operated non-stock, non-profit, non-sectarian, and non-political organization. Since its beginning, the PAPM has evolved into a group that concerns itself primarily with the welfare of the paint industry. More than that, it is a venue for continuous technical education and improvement among its more that 70 member companies, which have also proven their competence by surviving through the most difficult years.