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Product News Archive April 2009

First Alert phases out PVC packaging 30 April 2009
First Alert has begun its efforts to phase out the use of PVC plastics in its packaging, in favour of a more environmentally-friendly, recyclable PET plastic.

Rubbish into free fuel 30 April 2009
Winther Browne's paper log maker turns waste paper into free fuel - recycling materials that may have gone to landfill into free energy.

It's no wind up 30 April 2009
In response to retailer demand Uni-Com has continued to extend its range of wind-up and solar-powered products, which now includes torches, radios, lanterns, bicycle lights and work lamps.

How to Impress 30 April 2009
Metal packaging company Impress has launched the Ringo tin to the UK paint market.

It’s Gro Time 28 April 2009
Scotts' 'It's Gro Time' initiative has tapped into and reinforced the grow your own trend with retailer POS and hundreds of thousands of consumer leaflets on topics from 'Gro your own Sunday roast' to 'Let nothing contain you'.

Kasp makes an impact 28 April 2009
Kasp is carrying out an extensive upgrade of its merchandising solutions to maximise impact and help generate demand in store.

Liberon gains Euro award 28 April 2009
Liberon has three varnishes on the UK market which have been awarded the European Eco-label - the only ones in the UK, says the company, to carry the mark.

Driving performance with Bosch 15 April 2009
The new two-speed cordless drill/drivers from Bosch offer 30% more power and 15% more running time than their predecessors according to the company.

Spraying on top 7 April 2009
While an essential woodcare task, treating exterior timber such as wooden fencing can be a time-consuming and labour-intensive task.

Eliza Tinsley aims for No 1 6 April 2009
Under the guidance of its new owners, the Atlantic Group, Eliza Tinsley believes it can offer the best of both worlds - Atlantic's low cost global manufacturing base and a long-established brand.

Stock up to meet demand 6 April 2009
Scotts begins TV advertising for three of its biggest gardening brands just before Easter.

Just RugStick with it 6 April 2009
Bissell's carpet and rug cleaner, RugStick offers powerful cleaning action for lifting matted fibres and ground-in dirt. Users simply snap the unit parts together with the cleaning formulation can and it's ready for action.

New look for Granit range 2 April 2009
The Abus Granit range of insurance padlocks now has an enhanced appearance and performance to match.

Plasti-kote promotion: now we're cooking 2 April 2009
The trend for recycling items in the home, rather than buying new, is gaining in popularity in the current economic climate.

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