At Dunn-Edwards, our mission has always been to provide the best performing paint, in an environmentally sound manner to protect the health and well being of our customers. We were a disciplined leader in the concept of green product manufacturing long before it became popular.
From our ingredients, to labeling, to our LEED Gold-certified paint manufacturing facility, we strive to continue our green legacy and provide you with eco-efficient products.
Ethylene Glycol (EG), a solvent often used in water-based paints, is listed as a Toxic Air Contaminant (TAC) and Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP). In 1983, we were the first in the industry to voluntarily replace EG with Propylene Glycol, a non-toxic alternative “generally regarded as safe” by the FDA. Also, every Dunn-Edwards product with the EG-Free™ logo is free of any other TAC or HAP, too.
Dunn-Edwards is the first paint company to label its products with RAVOC ratings — Reactivity-Adjusted VOC Content — a better way to measure how much a coating might affect air quality.
Dunn-Edwards Zero VOC colorants perform the same as conventional colorants, but with no added VOC solvents. So Zero VOC paint can remain truly Zero VOC, even when tinted to the deepest colors. Also, unlike colorants used by some other paint companies, Dunn-Edwards Zero VOC colorants are free of any U.S. EPA "Chemicals of Concern." Please see Current Chemical Risk Reduction Activities for additional information.
In 2011, Dunn-Edwards opened the world’s first and only LEED Gold-certified paint manufacturing facility in Phoenix, AZ. Encompassing manufacturing, product development, quality control and more, the 336,000-sq. ft. facility is designed to be the greenest in the industry.
For more information, see our greener by design® brochure .
To learn about our corporate social responsibility, click here.
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