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Product News Archive September 2009

Everbuild's biggest ever 30 September 2009
Everbuild has launched its new catalogue featuring the entire range, including the Purimachos and Kwikgrip portfolios and newer introductions such as the Geo-Fix paving jointing compound.

Driving brand awareness 30 September 2009
Araldite Fusion Power adhesive's motoring campaign promoting its sponsorship of team Oreca Matmut reached its climax last month at the Silverstone leg of the Le Mans 2009 series.

Securing security 30 September 2009
Abus has developed a new product to help maintain security - the 46275 padlock chain attachment.

Rug Doctor hits the spot 30 September 2009
Rug Doctor's spot and stain remover was judged 'best all-rounder' in a report by Which? magazine earlier this year.

Refresh sales with Plasti-kote 30 September 2009
Plasti-kote's spraypaint range offers consumers a simple and cost-effective way to revitalise gates, benches, pots and BBQs - projects that are often fiddly and time-consuming where a professional finish can be difficult to achieve.

Pro Metal launch 16 September 2009
A new range of metal tap and hose fittings from Hozelock is designed to offer a secure, leak-proof and kink-free connection on a wide variety of hose diameters and thickness.

Defence for the home and garden 16 September 2009
Scotts Miracle-Gro now offers a range of natural, mechanical and chemical solutions for rat and mouse problems in the home and garden.

Winning the war on germs 16 September 2009
With concerns over swine flu, and the recent E-coli outbreak in Surrey, anti-bacterial protection has never been more high profile. Evo-Stik's anti-germ range, designed for use in the kitchen and bathroom, taps into this consumer awareness.

Solid pumping performance 15 September 2009
Hozelock Cyprio has unveiled Aquaforce, a new generation of seven solids-handling filter and waterfall pumps.

Forest range gets FSC certification 15 September 2009
Forest Garden has announced that its entire range of timber products is now certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), with all products in the range featuring the FSC logo.

Be a Centre of Excellence 15 September 2009
Hozelock Cyprio is to invite the UK's top aquatics retailers to form a nationwide network of Centres of Excellence.

Set sales on fire 7 September 2009
The new Begonia Bonfire Choc Orange is the latest release from horticultural management and marketing company Tesselaar International.

Eco evolution 4 September 2009
Dremel has re-launched its entry-level toolkit with five extra accessories and an eco-friendly 60% reduction in packaging.

A great combination 4 September 2009
Abus has announced improvements to its 158 combination padlock.

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