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Product News Archive June 2009

How to pack it all in 26 June 2009
Uni-Com has launched its digital luggage scale backed by a national TV advertising campaign.

Get a hobby 24 June 2009
Dremel is launching a new Hobby range for crafts enthusiasts.

Measure with Master Precision 24 June 2009
Advent Tools has launched its EEC Class 1 accurate 'Master Precision' 5 metre pocket tape.

Geo-Fix on display 11 June 2009
Following its acquisition of the Geo-Fix brand in December 2008, Everbuild says sales of the brush-applied paving jointing compound have continued to grow.

Forever White gets silver 11 June 2009
Everbuild Forever White tile adhesive and grout was given a Silver Award in the decorative category at the Industry Awards 2009, organised by DIY Week and sister titles, last month.

Abus improvements 8 June 2009
The 55 range of brass padlocks, the economy end of Abus' offer, now includes a double-bolted shackle and anti-pick paracentric keyway.

G-save on energy bills 8 June 2009
Gas and electrical safety specialist gas-elec has launched the g-save Economiser.

Uni-Com campaign 8 June 2009
Following its recent successful TV campaign launching its range of wind-up products, Uni-Com will run a new ad for its wind-up head torch in June and July.

Charitable Challs 8 June 2009
Challs International, manufacturer of the Buster brand, has teamed up with Oxfam in the build up to National Plughole Week to improve sanitation in poor countries.

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