Paints, Inks & Coatings

Calcium Carbonate is the core extender in paints and coatings. Shaheen provides functional mineral fillers to enhance paint performance.

Key properties that depend on the choice of fillers are

  • Opacity
  • Sheen
  • Brightness
  • Wet-scrub resistance

Shaheen understands the need for quality products and caters to various demands by offering a variety of products with different particle sizes, whiteness & structural differences. Our aim is to boost the performance of our products in your application in terms of hiding or coverage when applied on a surface to hide what is underneath while reducing your cost of production.

Opacity in Decorative Paints

Reduction in formulation cost while improving the product performance is the main target. With our ultrafine ground calcium carbonate grades, we have introduced saving of titanium dioxide in decorative paints. Apart from other additives, influencing the opacity of a film such as TiO2 (Titanium Dioxide) and Pigments, the mineral filler plays a crucial role. Shaheen provides viable solutions for your formulations while keeping your cost to a minimum.


Moisture Control

Mineral fillers may bring in moisture content and Shaheen understands the issues that occur due to it. We are consistently optimizing our procedures to achieve and ensure lower moisture to make your process easier and inexpensive by improving the mixing ability and reducing the use of energy. 

Other areas of benefit:

  • Consistency of Product
  • Reliability
  • Matting efficiency
  • Undisturbed Color tinting
  • Increased flow ability for bulk handling
  • No health and safety issues
  • Eco-friendly alternative

Innovation, Convenience & Prospects

Taking a step forward from the basics,  Shaheen believes in innovation therefore has its interest vested in the segments where the demand for lightweight fillers is increasing and adds value in its applications. Developments in existing formulations hold the potential to enrich your experience. We are consistently researching and developing the potential effects of Lightweight fillers under controlled environments. For instance, application procedures are improved, yields are increased and other properties enhanced. 


“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren G. Bennis

Mr. Chaudhry Iftikhar Bashir is the visionary leader who has always led the company through challenging times by putting in hard work and providing the key leadership Shaheen required to grow into the trusted brand it is today. With his interest vested in the industry, he started working part-time at the factory at a very early age during the late ’70s. Later he officially joined in 1980 and drove the company towards growth. Key clients such as Panther Tire, PVI/ATS Synthetic, Diamond Paints, and many others joined hands with him. Truly ambitious he visited UK, Germany, France, Spain, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, China, and Saudi Arabia many times to gain knowledge and expertise by participating in many exhibitions and collaborating with experts across the globe. 

His early achievements include setting up a Raymond Mill in Lahore, Pakistan by International Combustion Derbyshire, United Kingdom, and later ATP by Alpine Hosokawa, Germany.

Furthermore, initiated a Marble Mine in Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu & Kashmir in 2007 and was the first one to start a coating mill for Calcium Carbonate in 2010. Shaheen Group is the major group of marble processing for various industries as Paints, Paper, Artificial Leather, Cables, and PVC Pipe industry. He has also received the Businessman of the Year Award in 2012. Ch. Iftikhar Bashir is the former Senior Vice Chairman of LTIA and former Chairman of Lahore Township Industries Association (LTIA). He is the President of the Pakistan Grinding Mills Association (PGMA). Former President Defense Raiwind Road Association Industrial Association (DRIBA) Former Board Member Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)

Being a socially responsible individual, he is a member of MJF Lions Club and is a trustee of, “Subhan, the helper Trust” and a contributory member over various other platforms for which he was awarded another award of recognition by the President of Pakistan for his social work. Belonging to the Arain community he has made remarkable contributions on the platform anjuman-e-arain where he holds the status of senior vice president. Last but not least he is a Board Member Governor Punjab Social Welfare Committee (SWC) and amid his efforts, his name has been added on the wall of Covid-19 heroes in Governor House Lahore.

“The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is likely to neither make money nor find much fun in life.” – Charles M. Schwab. 


Mr. Haji Chaudhry Bashir Ahmad a true visionary, driven by his passion and determined towards his goal set up one of the earliest grinding mills in Lahore, Pakistan in 1966. He had his interest vested in chemicals since a young age which led him to develop constructive relationships with Chemistry and Geology professors from the University of Punjab. Equipped with the appropriate knowledge on minerals and fillers he visited the potential mines and educated the local community regarding the potential benefits in the initiation of mining minerals in Pakistan. Therefore, it is safe to say that he has played the role of Grand Father in the grinding industry. 

Mr. Haji Chaudhry Bashir Ahmad was inspired by the grand legendary poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal after meeting him (add hyperlink to google page of Allama Iqbal) and named the company after his truly motivating and influential poems regarding Shaheen. (Eagle)