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Product News Archive July 2009

Heavy-duty additions 23 July 2009
Henry Squire & Sons has introduced its latest range of heavy-duty, recodable, combination padlocks, which have been specially designed for ease of use.

Marley hits the small screen 23 July 2009
Marley Waterproofing has been featured in a high profile, multi-media ad campaign for Strongbow cider.

Osram: as fast as lighting 22 July 2009
Osram has introduced Spylux and Nightlux - wireless LED lights to provide instant light in any environment.

Yale updates a classic 22 July 2009
The new Yale Y3 nightlatch is a like-for-like replacement for the Yale P77 nightlatch, offering more modern styling and easy installation.

Howdens rolls out ADP K8 Software 22 July 2009
Howdens Joinery has rolled out ADP Commercial Systems K8 trading software in record time, completing all 450 depots within a year.

Lifting sales 'Hire' 21 July 2009
The Rug Doctor allows consumers to revive tired carpets without using an expensive professional cleaner.

Abus offers flexibility 21 July 2009
The Abus 65 padlock is the best selling padlock in the world says the company.

Summer Bonanza deals 21 July 2009
Toolstream has released its Summer Bonanza promotion.

The best of Bedec 14 July 2009
Bedec's multi-purpose paints and barn paints are water based, environmentally friendly, easy to apply and do not normally require a separate primer or undercoat.

Fantastic Festival 14 July 2009
Festival Grass, from Tesselaar International, is an easy-care, ground cover Cordyline with cascading deep burgundy foliage.

Arthur Wood's fruitful range 9 July 2009
The Fruit Grove collection by Arthur Wood uses a variety of bright and colourful fruits to create a bold design statement.

Preserving margin with Rayware 9 July 2009
The original glass Kilner Preserving Jar, available from Rayware, features the familiar traditional styling, easy-to-use metal screw top lid with replaceable vacuum seal and metal screw band to secure the seal.

A cool launch 8 July 2009
Made from 100% recycled PET (plastic bottles) externally and available in two colour options, Aladdin's new Lotus collection of coolbags was launched at the show.

Bowled over 8 July 2009
T&G added a fruity element to its bowl range at the show - Each bowl, made from hevea, features a hand-carved strawberry or lemon and lime design.

Keep it contained 3 July 2009
At £261, Abus' new container lock may, at first glance seem ambitiously priced in the current climate. However, with an estimated 100,000 containers across the UK storing goods to an estimated value of £300m, the sales potential becomes a little clearer.

On your marks...get set 3 July 2009
To mark its sponsorship of Team Oreca in the 2009 Le Mans series, Araldite Fusion Power has launched an online competition to give away VIP hospitality packages to Silverstone.

Dethlac turns 50 3 July 2009
Dethlac Insect Lacquer is celebrating 50 years on the market this month having been first launched in July 1959.

Generate powerful sales 3 July 2009
Smart Solar is calling on more retailers to list its new 'off the shelf' solar PV system.

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