Walter Neal Boysen founded Boysen Paints in Oakland, California/USA in 1926. After expanding the brand across the U.S., Boysen Paints was introduced to Asia in the 1960s. It has given Pacific Paints the license to manufacture its premium paint products. The growing market share in Asia and the Pacific, especially in the Philippine market, necessitated the creation of a fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Cavite, Philippines, said to be the most modern paint factory in Southeast Asia. Boysen Paints, the Philippines’ leading paint brand, during 2010 said it is sponsoring the first large scale public art project in the world that will use paints that can clean noxious air pollutants. The project, called KNOxOUT Project: EDSA – Everyone Deserves Safe Air, will consist of eight artworks each measuring about 1,000 square meters, along the city’s busiest roadway, which is also called EDSA (Epifanio de los Santos Ave.). In a unique mix of art and science, all of the artworks will use Boysen KNOxOUT.