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Product News Archive February 2009

Abus is key to sales 27 February 2009
Abus, the security firm, says in times of recession it's a proven fact that quality security sells more.

Everbuild acquires Feb brand 27 February 2009
Everbuild has bought up rivals FEB and AQUASEAL brand names, certain intellectual property and some product formulations have been acquired from BASF Construction Chemicals.

Lagostina launches Collezione Rossa 27 February 2009
Lagostina, the Italian housewares brand distributed in the UK by Groupe SEB, has launched the Collezione Rossa range.

Recycling sales 17 February 2009
In the current economic climate, where consumers want to make their money go further, Plasti-kote is promoting its products which can give items a new look at low cost.

On the pull with Arbil 13 February 2009
Warn Industries is introducing a new power tool line called the PullzAll, to take the labour out of pulling and lifting heavy objects.

Light on consumption 10 February 2009
The Palmite compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) from Megaman is a low-energy, high-performance alternative to under-cabinet filament of halogen lamps.

An eye on safety 10 February 2009
Every year a staggering 20,000 eye accidents happen as a direct result of DIY - one every 25 minutes.

Spring sales with Draper 10 February 2009
The latest Top Deals promotion form Draper Tools includes more than 600 products and 38 countertop dispensers complete with contents.

New supplier, new range 9 February 2009
GardenCraft, a new supplier of wooden garden sheds, log cabins, playhouses, greenhouses and summerhouses, has launched its 2009 range to the trade.

New Abus catalogue 5 February 2009
Abus has produced a brand new fully illustrated and priced catalogue for their UK 2009 range with over 800 security lines, including Granit, Diskus, shutter, laminated, brass and combination padlocks.

New look for Bulk Hardware website 5 February 2009
Leading manufacturer and distributor of pre-packed hardware re-launches popular bulkhardware.co.uk with a fresh look and new features.

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