DuPont Pakistan and ICI Pakistan Ltd sign commercial agreement on DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface
Offering high performance material solutions to Pakistani architectural, interior design and construction markets
Karachi, Pakistan – 1st February, 2012 -- DuPont, a leading innovation and market-driven science company announced today signing of a distribution agreement with ICI Pakistan Limited. Under the agreement, ICI Pakistan will market and distribute in Pakistan DuPont™ Corian® solid surface, world-class quality material for interior design and architectural applications. The collaboration will draw synergies from both the companies to build on the local needs with trusted ICI distribution network and innovative solutions from DuPont.
“The Pakistan construction market is gearing up to meet the residential, commercial, health, educational and recreational needs. We are very excited to partner with ICI Pakistan. In line with our innovation strategy, this will allow us to combine the strengths of two leading companies to develop solutions to focus on local demands and challenges. Our collaboration will provide new opportunities to architects and designers to address the rising demand for aesthetics, environmentally sustainable and creative concepts. Pakistani construction places equal emphasis on good appearance and functionality, two qualities which are exactly what DuPont construction materials offer. The technical performance, the design versatility and the beauty of DuPont™ Corian® symbolize the company’s expertise and ability to push the boundaries of technological excellence,” said Waheed Shaikh, DuPont Building Innovations, Country Manager for Pakistan.
“We are currently working on multiple innovative projects to enable customers reach new heights in architecture and deliver homes, industrial and commercial buildings operate more efficiently, reduce energy consumption and help provide safer, healthier environments for our people,” Waheed Shaikh added.
About DuPont™ Corian®
DuPont™ Corian® solid surface, an extremely versatile, high-performance material is used in a wide range of architectural and design applications for both indoor and outdoor environments. A global industrial reference reflects the balance of beauty and performance found in the overall construction offering of DuPont. Super-hygienic, resistant and also repairable, DuPont™ Corian® is available in a wide variety of colours and DuPont can also develop customized tones. It can be fabricated with the techniques and machinery used for wood and can also be carved, thermoformed, routed and inlayed, to provide an unparalleled experience for both consumers and commercial users. Its numerous applications range from kitchens to lamps, from bathrooms to exterior cladding of buildings, from seating solutions to office desks, from radiators to touch control surfaces, from tables to furnishing and fashion accessories, to mention just a few.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com
About ICI Pakistan Limited
With an exciting portfolio of five diverse businesses ICI Pakistan has been a household name for years. We’re also leading players in our respective industries, and have every reason to look forward to our future. We know exactly what our customers need and work hard to provide them superior products created through leading technology with strong focus on quality. And we’re also constantly improving on what we have to offer by actively integrating sustainability into everything we do.
ICI Pakistan Limited started its operations with Soda Ash business in 1944, at a time when Pakistan was yet to come into existence. Currently the company is running a diversified portfolio involving Polyester, Soda Ash, Paints, Life Sciences and General Chemicals businesses with each of our business having a strong foot print in the market.
ICI Pakistan Limited is now part of the AkzoNobel Group, the largest global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. Headquartered in the Netherlands, AkzoNobel is a Global Fortune 500 company with operations in more than 80 countries.
L-R: Abdul Waheed Shaikh - DuPont Building Innovations, Country Manager for Pakistan, Tony Azzam, Regional Business Manager - TMEA, DuPont Building Innovations, Mr. Faisal Akhtar, General Manager and Mr. Rizwan Chaudhry, Marketing & Technical Manager - Chemicals Business, ICI Pakistan at the signing ceremony