About Nippi Peptide

History of Nippi Peptide

Nippi Peptide is a trademark of Nippi Incorporated (No. 4264998).

Nippi began researching gelatin in 1932 to supply gelatin for domestic production of photographic film.
At that time, most photographic film was imported from overseas. Nippi tried using collagen, a byproduct of the leather industry, and succeeded in producing and supplying a high-quality gelatin product for domestic film suppliers. Nippi established a gelatin production facility in Fujinomiya city, Shizuoka Prefecture, and increased its gelatin production to meet the market demand for photographic film, paralleled by postwar growth of the Japanese high-precision optical industry.
After that, Nippi innovated its manufacturing technology and developed collagen peptide (Nippi Peptide®) that is water-soluble, low-molecular-weight and high-purity, becoming an industry leader.

Production in Japanese facility

Nippi Peptide is produced in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, using pure natural water from sacred Mt. Fuji, a World Heritage Site. In 2019, Nippi established a dedicated production facility (CQT facility) to meet customer demand. This is a state-of-the-art collagen peptide manufacturing facility designed based on Nippi’s many years of research and development and collagen peptide manufacturing experience since 1982.

Wide range of products

Nippi has an extensive lineup of products with a variety of raw materials, product shapes and molecular weights. Nippi can supply the most suitable product for customers’ needs.

Quality assurance system

Certification: FSSC 22000, pharmaceutical GMP certification, ISO 9001, FDA food facility registration


Nippi has obtained and operates various certifications to meet the needs of customers and allow them to use Nippi products with peace of mind. Nippi has established a consistent quality assurance system from raw materials of origin to finished products.

History of collagen peptide

Nippi has had an analysis room since its establishment, but with a subsidy for research on leather tanning for military purposes, a research building was built in 1921 and became independent as the Nippi Research Lab. After that, with the approval of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Japan Institute of Leather Research was established in 1938 to conduct research on leather manufacturing, analysis of leather products, and research on gelatin. Nippi has responded to customer demand by utilizing the results of many years of research in the development of new collagen peptides.

Collagen Day
On January 26, 1960, Nippi obtained a patent for collagen solubilization technology. To commemorate this, January 26 has been registered as “Collagen Day.”