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Product News Archive December 2009

Plasti-kote bucks trend 8 December 2009
Spray paint brand Plasti-kote reported a successful financial year (to September 2009) despite more challenging trading conditions, making a 2.5% increase in operating profit.

Suite dreams 3 December 2009
Abus has developed the 86/55 service padlock to fit into master and grand master suites that are installed to ensure multi-level access within an office or other commercial building while maintaining security levels and simple operation.

Super tools! 3 December 2009
Dremel has introduced one of the most highly-powered tools on the market in the shape of the Dremel 4000.

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