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Product News Archive March 2009

One to put a spring in your step 31 March 2009
Spring dots, the new fun, fashionable and functional brushware range from Charles Bentley is designed to make cleaning easier as well as creating a real impression in the home.

Liberon strippers just Fine 31 March 2009
The European Commission has received final approval from the European Parliament to support a resolution to ban the sale of dichloromethane-based paint stripper, as the chemical is deemed too dangerous for use by consumers.

A sales staple 26 March 2009
The CT50 10.8v staple gun tacker from Arrow is powered by a lithium-ion battery, which can be charged in one hour and has an LED charge meter.

The frog is back 26 March 2009
The Scotts Miracle-Gro company promises to maintain its spend at 2008 levels with £6.3m committed to nationwide TV and press advertising during the spring and summer of 2009.

Bemis avoids the wobble 23 March 2009
Bemis has overcome the common but annoyingly costly problem of a wobbly toilet seat by launching a new commercial toilet seat fastening system, Sta-Tite.

Draper's biggest ever 13 March 2009
Draper Tools has launched the 2009/10 edition of its main tool catalogue - a guide to the company's thousands of products.

How to deck ahead 12 March 2009
Richard Burbidge has launched Deckplanner, an online planning service that provides stockists, building professionals, landscapers and homeowners with an interactive step-by-step guide to outdoor balustrade and decking design.

Advent spots gap in the market 12 March 2009
The new dual-purpose, double-sided Advent 2in1 gap tape means that internal areas, like window frames, internal door frames and other awkward spaces, can be measured in the same way as normal surfaces.

The drive-r of your life 9 March 2009
The new Dremel driver measures just 12.5cm and features a T-handle design and precision variable speed trigger.

Mr & Mrs Baby Bio come to Webbs 4 March 2009
Bayer Garden has teamed up with 2008's Garden Centre of the Year, Webbs, for a new promotional event.

Toolbank puts on a show 2 March 2009
Many new products and exclusive offers will be on show at Toolbank's Spring Trade Shows from suppliers including Liberon, Hozelock, Vileda, Rentokil and Everbuild.

Ringo a star 2 March 2009
Metal packaging company Impress has launched the Ringo tin to the UK paint market.

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