Huzaifa Matawala’s years of research and experience in paint recycling, through his companies in Mumbai and Dubai, led him to develop a paint recycling program that has been successfully recapturing millions of unused gallons of paint from around the world and creating new usable products from their composite ingredients. The paint recycling program that he developed and which is implemented at his companies’ facilities in Dubai includes several steps through which solid latex is converted into pulps which are used for bricks, roofing products, new paints and can also be potentially used for the flooring compounds along with the mastics and putty. It is a lengthy procedure, yet at the same time it is a bio-friendly and cost-effective process. Most of the paint facilities have a traditional set up which includes making paints, using them, and dumping the excess waste in the drains. Through Mr. Matawala’s paint recycling program, which is a result of years of study and trials, he is able to convert discarded paints into environment-friendly products done in a non-traditional setup. To develop this process, Huzaifa Matawala engaged in numerous trials whereby he parsed the component ingredients of various paint and incorporated them into various new paints and industrial products and tested their usability and durability in these new products. Initially, there were a few hiccups and glitches which included getting disposing of unusable materials, determining which compounds were best suited for different industrial products and converting the materials into a profitable product.
However, Huzaifa Matawala, the originator of the paint recycling program that has major paint company clients around the world including in the USA and Canada, converted his dream passion into the life goals. Mr. Matawala’s Paint Recycling Program is different from the other programs as it provides solutions to the various organizations, companies and factories which want to get rid of the leftovers paints. Mr. Matawala’s companies collect and use the leftovers latex paints and convert them into reusable products including paints, coatings, stucco, plasters and other industrial products. The program also involves in collecting cans from the leftovers paints which are left in the manufacturing plants. Such facilities are not capable enough to use entire paint items and often dump them into the environment. Often such adverse steps not only result in hampering the environment but also cause serious health and safety issues. The agenda of the iconic Huzaifa Matawala is to protect the environment by preventing the disposing of unused paints into landfills and utilizing and incorporating them effectively into the production of environment-friendly, saleable, industrial products. Huzaifa Matawala channeled his lifelong work with paints and his love for paint production to achieve these environmental goals.
Huzaifa Matawala is the inventive mind behind the paint recycling program. He is one of the third-generation paint manufacturers who have evolved in the various parts of the Dubai and Mumbai; yet Huzaifa stands out from the rest in his ability, not just to produce paint on a large scale, but to develop extensive production facilities for the recycling of latex and oil paints; a far more advanced and loftier pursuit. Over the years, Huzaifa Matawala has evolved and expanded his business from one country to another only to improve his product, facilities and recycling services that he provides to consumers. Globally he is reaching heights by expanding his base into the countries of the USA, Africa and the Middle East.
The Recycling Process
While analyzing the cost of paint production, Huzaifa Matawala discovered that there is can be great cost-cutting in the production of paint by using recycled ingredients. He analyzed the properties of each type of paint and made a point of incorporating recyclable components in the production of his new batches of oil paint which was a significantly cheaper production method. This production process involves blending paints with the fuel along with keeping an essence of the value of resins. This requires sorting the paints by pigment and other properties which are analyzed and classified. It also requires effective and efficient use of energy in the production process and ensuring that the natural resources are saved during the churning process by controlling the viscosity of the paints. Mr. Matawala, through his various experiments and stages of discovery, found that the performance of recycled paints has also impacted and potentially resulted in the better product than the production of the freshly produced paint batches.
Furthermore, Huzaifa Matawala, while developing his paint recycling program, was always cognizant of a primary goal of fostering a better environment. His mission was always to develop his recycling programs to help prevent the environmental destruction and impacts from the burial of paint in landfills. The main aim of the modern economist, advanced chemists and the environmentalist was to save the raw material from getting damaged during the process of the extractions and restoration. The inclination towards the fuel incineration which causes toxic fumes and the inclination to incorporate non-recyclable, non-valuable ingredients into paint products needed to be refocused into the effective setting of incorporating recycled and environmentally friendly ingredients on paint products. The main aim of Huzaifa Matawala was to use the recycling program effectively and integrate it into an affordable procedure.
Description of how it works
The process uses the leftovers and highly toxic paint chemicals which are left as residuals by the various companies, factories, industries and collect them. The main aim of his company is to recreate and make the leftover paints into the environment-friendly reusable paint products. The main common ingredients of recycled paints are similar to those used in primers, paints, mastics, roofing and flooring paints. These include alkyds, bitumen and resins. Mr. Matawala had an idea to incorporate these primary paint chemicals into a ready to use, paint saleable products.
The first step towards creating a paint reusable product was to understand that when paints are disposed of in the environment they either enter in the form of burning or burying. This causes several ill effects on the environment and the living beings present in the surroundings. Not only does burning and burying of paint erode the environment but also has a damaging effect when it gets in contact with the living beings. The burying and burning of paint creates chemical pollution which damages soil and air. Even the disposal of leftover paints are highly damaging to the environment. With the focus on the recycling and the creation of safe and ready to use paints and reusable products, there no carbon footprints or traces left-behind by paint production.
The next step was to understand the technology and make a use of it effectively in developing a new paint recycling process. Mr. Matawala’s expertise and understanding of these technologies guided and ensured that the chemicals used in the paint production process are safer compounds. Mr. Matawala focused on developing safer VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) products which can help in giving an equal and better chance of producing effective paint products without compromising on performance. The main idea is to easily recycle paint products moving forward and ensure that there are effective and safe products which emit fewer waste compounds. The additional goal is to ensure that newly manufactured products can be easily recycled. Even the leftover chemicals in the paints can be environmentally-friendly and can be used in better ways.
The final step was to create paints through the complex process of blending and mixing the recycled compounds and making environmentally-friendly products such as those types of products which can further help in recycling the paints. For this he also channeled and created the virgin line of white along with the focus on the bases which can eventually be provided to paint factories.
How Mr. Matawala's program is better than other programs
It is with great ingenuity that Mr. Matawala developed his process of using recycled paint products in the creation of new industrial products thereby saving the environment from the non-friendly and non-decomposable products. It is a known fact that oil paints and the latex paints are not environmental friendly products as they emit fumes and chemicals which are highly toxic in nature. The main aim of the paint recycling program was to focus on saving the environment from toxic emissions due to complex, non-breakable and non-decomposable oil and latex paint ingredients. The main objective was to also reuse the paint from the existing formulations and ensure the attributes and consistencies from the original products are maintained while discovering the potential benefits of using the recycled paint.
Huzaifa Matawala who developed the paint recycling program had a main agenda of ensuring that such paint is created in a manner which can contribute to nature in an effective manner and people can still use such paint re-saleable products. He also found that the paint ingredients need to be composed of environmental friendly solvents, minerals, metals and oxides. During the course of the paint recycling process, Huzaifa Matawala has explored the potential of using the old recycled paint product into the best integration of saleable and paint friendly products such as the resins, pigments, solvents and industrial chemicals and developed the best means of accomplishing this integration.
It is widely known that as of now there was only one way through which paint can be destroyed, namely, by disposing of the paint through discarding it into landfills, sewage systems or eliminating it by burning. Ironically, the paint chemicals would take years to break down and would create serious health and safety issues. The fumes, chemicals, and toxic elements have been compromising the environment. Thus through combination, experimentation, trials and testing, Mr. Matawala’s paint recycling programs has broken new ground in ecological production and manufacture of paint and paint-related products. He is ensuring that paint products are better in terms of the use of the environment-friendly ingredients along with keeping an eye on the natural resources exploitation. Huzaifa Matawala takes non-decomposable paints from around the world and re-uses its recyclable components which are integrated into new products. Mr. Matawala’s inventive recycling process utilizes effective procedures in breaking down the complex paints into its environment-friendly components, and comports with safety and health standards. Mr. Matawala’s new compounds, and in turn, his new industrial products, have valuable and safe ingredients which can help in saving and protecting the environment even if the chemicals are disposed of in the environment.
**Huzaifa Matawala can be contacted at **Matawala Group of Companies, Mumbai; Associated Paints Industry LLC, Dubai; Regent Paints Inc., US