Working smart and green. We're committed to developing products that minimize our impact on the environment. Years before government requirements, we eliminated lead, formaldehyde, and mercury from our paints and met VOC standards.
In eight research and development laboratories at our 80,000-square-foot facility in Flanders, New Jersey, more than 100 chemists, chemical engineers, technicians, and support staff ensure that our formulations are best in class, whether commercial or premium coating. Each lab focuses on a different area of expertise, from evaluating color standards to enhancing high-performance coatings designed for industrial facilities. We continually test and improve our existing products before they go to market and continually research and develop new products to meet our customers’ needs. This commitment to research and innovation has led Benjamin Moore to a number of industry firsts: the introduction of the first eggshell interior finish in 1972; the first Computer Color Matching System in 1982, now an industry standard; the first pearl interior finish in 1988; and EcoSpec®, our low-VOC/low-odor latex paint.
We treat our paints badly. At our outdoor "test farm", we subject our coatings to every kind of weather condition for months or even years. Data gathered from more than 22,000 panels provide our chemists with invaluable insights and information.