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Kalikasan: The Environment

The Effects of Air Pollution: KNOxOUT the Air Cleaning Paint

Air pollution is everybody’s problem.

Every time we drive a car, ride a bus, or ride the jeepney, we add things to the air that harm people. But we don’t need to only be a part of the problem, we can be part of the solution.

Because now, Filipinos are given the power to ease Manila’s air pollution and this is by painting one wall.

This is the principle behind the One Wall One World initiative, an advocacy project of Pacific Paints (Boysen)Philippines , the Clean Air Initiative- Asia (CAI-Asia),Partnership for Clean Air (PCA), World Wildlife Fund Philippines (WWF) and the Philippine College of Chest Physicians (PCCP).

Armed with the air cleaning technology found in Boysen KNOxOUT that’s been proven to purify noxious gasses such as NOx (nitrous oxides) and PM (particulate matter), Filipinos are encouraged to take part in cleaning the noxious air of Manila – one wall at a time.

Painting the walls of our house could help protect our family. Painting the walls of our school could help protect our children. Painting the walls around our neighborhood could help protect our community. If everyone in every community could paint one wall, we could help protect our town, our city, our world.

One person, one wall.
One wall, one world.

Watch the video about Air Pollution and how KNOxOUT Paint works to eliminate air pollution

KNOxOUT the Air Cleaning Paint by Boysen Paint Company

Boysen Paints are 100% Lead Free
In keeping with the company’s commitment to produce safer and more environmentally friendly paint products, all Boysen paint products coming out of its factories, whether water or oil-based, are lead free. Boysen voluntarily phased out its last product that contained lead which is the Red Lead Primer in 2007 and has worked steadily since then to ensure that all of its paint products now and in the future will not use raw materials with lead content such as lead or chromate based pigments or lead driers.
Boysen Paints was also the first Filipino paint manufacturer to introduce mercury free latex paint in the country back in the late 1970s. Since then, Boysen has been an innovator in  introducing environmentally friendly paint technologies on a national and regional level. It was the first company in Southeast Asia to introduce a water-based metal primer (Boysen® Primeguard™) and a water-based acrylic epoxy paint (Boysen® Acqua Epoxy™).
In line with new international standards on volatile organic compound (VOC) levels for paint, Boysen has introduced low VOC paints such as Boysen Healthy Home with Microban® antibacterial protection and Virtuoso™ Silk Touch™, the first paint in the world with both Teflon® non-stick technology and Microban®. In 2009, Boysen introduced KNOxOUT™, the first air cleaning paint in the world with CristalActiv photocatalytic technology that effectively transforms painted areas into an air purifying surfaces that helps protect people from the ill health effects of air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Inc. and its contract manufacturer Atlantic Coatings, Inc. are the first and only paint companies in the Philippines to be accredited Responsible Care®, the global chemical industry’s environment, health and safety initiative to drive continuous improvement in performance in these areas. Its manufacturing facility is also the only plant in the country that is ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified; signifying that the plant’s quality, environmental and occupational health and safety management systems are in accordance with the highest international standards.
The Environment Friendly Paint
BOYSEN Paint New Product
The KNOxOUT Paint
The Air Cleaning Paint
How It Works?
Boysen KNOxOUT

Boysen KNOxOUT contains CristalActiv photocatalytic technology, which is ultrafine titanium dioxide, (TiO2) that absorbs energy from light and transforms ordinary water vapor into hydroxyl and peroxyl radicals at the surface of the TiO2.

These free radicals, created in billionths of a second, become the reactive species that break down noxious air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) that come into contact with the surface. Harmful NOx gas is converted to nitric acid that is rapidly neutralized by alkaline calcium carbonate particle in the paint, producing harmless quantities of calcium nitrate and negligible amounts of carbon dioxide and water. Calcium nitrate is water soluble and easily removed from the film, leaving a fresh surface ready to engage the next pollutant to come into contact with the film. Other pollutants such as sulfur oxides (SOx) are broken down in a similar process.

A great advantage of this photocatalytic reaction is that the ultrafine TiO2 is not consumed in the reaction, but is merely a catalyst that continuously generates free radicals as long as there is sufficient light, air and moisture. Additionally, this reaction gives the paint self-cleaning and anti-bacterial properties.

To show some proof about KNOx OUT Paint.
The Boysen  Paint Company conducted  test

Click the picture below
to see the test by Boysen

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