Akzo Nobel Pakistan invigorates ‘Dulux Aquashield’ range of waterproofing solutions with launch of three new innovative offerings

11:17 AM | 5 Sep, 2022
Akzo Nobel Pakistan invigorates ‘Dulux Aquashield’ range of waterproofing solutions with launch of three new innovative offerings

Aquashield range of premium waterproofing solutions. These include Dulux Aquashield Pre-treatment coat for multiple surfaces, Dulux Aquashield Interior basecoat and Dulux Aquashield Roof basecoat. 

“While it isn’t possible to control the weather, consumers can now effectively manage how the weather affects their homes. At AkzoNobel, we know that every surface is unique and so are its waterproofing solutions. Whatever be the waterproofing woe or the surface, consumers can now rest assured that with the all-new Dulux Aquashield range, their homes will stay protected from water damage, look as good as new for longer and their families will thrive in a healthy living environment,” shares Mubbasher Omar, Chief Executive Officer, AkzoNobel Pakistan Limited. 

Chalking, visible cracks, recurring black spots and foul smell due to fungal and algae growth on damp walls are most common problems caused due to dampness and seepage on walls. If left untreated, water damage not only compromises structural integrity of homes, but also the health of families living in them. This is where the Dulux’s ultimate water defence range comes in to elevate the peace-of-mind of homeowners in Pakistan to the next level. 

The invigorated Dulux Aquashield range of advanced waterproofing solutions helps consumers prepare and protect their homes from water damage with its four offerings: 

Suitable for new and old, exterior and interior surfaces, the NEW Dulux Aquashield pre-treatment coat solves consumer concerns on algae and fungi outbreak on walls due to exposure to moisture. Its unique FungiClean Technology with unique Anti-Microbial pack reduces and prevents fungal and algal attacks, thereby enhancing the performance of the topcoat.

Providing ultimate protection to interior walls against internal wall seepage, humidity and dampness is the NEW Dulux Aquashield Interior Waterproof Basecoat. This high-quality premium basecoat comes powerpacked with the advanced DampProtect Technology that provides waterproofing protection to interior walls.  It's special formulation also works hard to cover and prevent hairline cracks, enhance topcoat life and prevent unsightly alkali salt deposits. 

The magic of the NEW Dulux Aquashield Waterproof Roofcoat lies in its stellar HydroResist Technology. This super durable and easy to apply roof coating forms an impenetrable film that prevents water seepage. Its elastomeric properties make this roof coat highly flexible and prevent cracking of paint while keeping surface cool. Suitable for multiple surfaces – concrete, mosaic tiles, china chips etc., its good dirt pick-up resistance ensures that surfaces look fresh for longer too. 

Dulux Aquashield Exterior Flexible Basecoat acts as an advanced protective shield for exterior walls which are most prone to damage due to heavy rain and changes in temperature. Its revolutionary HydroShield Technology forms a thick protective water-repellent layer that prevents water seepage, covers hairline cracks, extends the life of topcoats and protects exterior surfaces from common problems such as alkali deposits, algae and fungus attacks.

Launched today, the complete range of Dulux Aquashield premium waterproofing solutions are available for purchase at selected outlets across Pakistan.


Pakistani rupee registers marginal gain against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee continued its momentum against the US dollar, and orther currencies in the open market on Thursday, as the local currency also improved in the inter-bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 7 December 2023

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.76
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues; Check latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 7 December 2023

On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130. 

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Karachi PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Islamabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Peshawar PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Quetta PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sialkot PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Attock PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujranwala PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Jehlum PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Multan PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Bahawalpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujrat PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nawabshah PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Chakwal PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Hyderabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nowshehra PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sargodha PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Faisalabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Mirpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565


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