New Product Announcement: Recycled Paints

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2024

Paint and coatings producer PT Mowilex Indonesia, a subsidiary of Asia Coatings Enterprises, has released a new recycled paint in Indonesia that is expected to reduce water use, save energy and cut the carbon footprint produced.

Mowilex Recycled reportedly reuses up to 40% of its out-of-production or unused inventory paint in each container. Rather than dispose of the aged, dried or dented paint cans, the company explains that it evaluates, treats and repurposes them to create the new paints with "no difference in quality."

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

Mowilex adds that the company is able to save up to 8% of clean water, by volume, for each gallon of recycled paint. Additionally, one recycled liter of paint is estimated to save 26 kilowatts of energy and keep 14 kilograms of carbon dioxide out of the air.

Overall, the carbon footprint of Mowilex Recycled is reportedly reduced by up to 60% compared to paint products equal in quality and formulation.

“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-liter pail lowers emissions by up to 60% compared to a 2.5-liter pail of new, non-recycled paint.”

The paint is reportedly now available online to retail customers, as well as to property developers and contractors who contact the company directly.


Tagged categories: AS; Asia Pacific; Carbon footprint; Coating Materials; Coating Materials - Commercial; Good Technical Practice; Green coatings; Low-VOC; New Product Spotlight; Paint; Paint recycling; Paint recycling; PT Mowilex Indonesia; Sustainability

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