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Mowilex Unveils Recycled Paints with Up to 60% Lower Carbon Footprint

Published on 2024-06-03. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Sustainability / Natural Coatings    

Mowilex Recycled Paints Lower Carbon Footprint The new Mowilex Recycled paints from PT Mowilex Indonesia reduce water use, save energy, and cut the carbon footprint of each new 2.5-litre pail of paint by up to 60%. By reusing up to 40% premium Mowilex paint in each container of Mowilex Recycled, the company also decreases potential waste without compromising quality.

Evaluate, Treat and Repurpose

To make Mowilex Recycled, the company started with its own premium out-of-production colors and unused inventory that might be aged, dried or in dented cans. Rather than disposing of those paints, Mowilex evaluates, treats and repurposes them. The out-of-specification inventory gets reprocessed, creating new Mowilex Recycled paints. They are manufactured to the same high standards as other Mowilex paint formulas. That means there is no difference in overall quality.

The ready-mixed Mowilex Recycled paints have low VOC levels and come in eight popular pastel colours with a luxurious matte finish. The durable interior paints are also formulated for exterior use in areas not exposed to direct sunlight.

Recycling paint lessens environmental impact and benefits communities. It also reduces the need for new raw materials and requires less energy for extraction and manufacturing. For example, by repurposing existing premium products for Mowilex Recycled, the company saves up to 8% clean water, by volume, for each gallon of recycled paint.

Research shows that recycling one liter of paint saves an estimated 26 kWh of energy and keeps 14 kg of CO2 out of the air. The overall carbon footprint of Mowilex Recycled is reduced by up to 60% compared to paint products equal in quality and formulation.

By recapturing and reprocessing titanium dioxide and other components from unused paint inventory normally bound for waste disposal, the company minimizes the energy-intensive extraction and manufacturing of virgin raw materials. Incorporating treated existing products into Mowilex Recycled also reduces the disposal of unused premium paints.

High-quality Product with Reduced Carbon Footprint

As Mowilex eliminates potential waste with this material efficiency-focused production approach, the company also supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12. SDG 12 encourages sustainable consumption and production. Its targets include preventing or minimizing hazardous waste generation as part of a cleaner, integrated approach to overall production, and reducing or eliminating the transboundary movements of hazardous waste.

Mowilex Recycled offers an option for customers who prefer high-quality products with a reduced carbon footprint. By extensively treating and reprocessing our premium, out-of-specification inventory, we keep it from being disposed of as waste,” said Niko Safavi, CEO of PT Mowilex Indonesia.

"Mowilex Recycled meets the same high standards as all new Mowilex paints, and we estimate that each 2.5-litre pail lowers emissions by up to 60% compared to a 2.5-litre pail of new, non-recycled paint. Mowilex Recycled paints are also very attractively priced, so, customers enjoy great value and premium quality while also lowering their environmental impact.

Source: Mowilex


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