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Product News Archive October 2010

Dremel drives Xmas sales 29 October 2010
Dremel is offering two seasonal gift items this Christmas, both with the Dremel 300 series multi-tool at their heart.

Avit 'as a new look 29 October 2010
Carl Kammerling International is revamping and extending the Avit brand.

Stay in control with Pegler 25 October 2010
The terrier i-temp is a new product which can save up to 30% of space heating costs and significantly contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions.

Rental revenues 14 October 2010
Rug Doctor makes a return to TV advertising this month, driving consumers to rental outlets across the country, half of which are through DIY outlets - equating to 200,000 rentals a year, says md James Budd.

Tooled up for winter 7 October 2010
The Forester three-piece garden tidy set, from Bentley, is available in the company's 'Olive and Ash' shades.

Sadolin's log cabin look 7 October 2010
With winter on its way Sadolin's range will help your customers to achieve a 'cosy', 'festive' log cabin feel in their own homes.

Online update from Scotts 6 October 2010
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has completely redesigned the trade area of its website

Everbuild's gold standard 6 October 2010
Everbuild's Plumbers Gold was put through its paces by expert engineers from Pimlico Plumbers.

Fixing problem plasterboard 6 October 2010
ForgeFix has added a new plasterboard fixing to its range – Dryline Pro.

Trendy toilet seats 5 October 2010
Wirquin has strengthened its range of toilet seats with the addition of the new Trendline toilet seat range.

Tapping into the filter market 5 October 2010
Brita's first retrofit solution for UK domestic taps, OnLine Active, delivers Brita carbon-filtered water from any kitchen tap.

Dremel Trio does 3-in-1 5 October 2010
Dremel has launched a new multi-functional 3-in-1 spiral saw that can cut, sand and rout.

Tip top tapes from CKI 4 October 2010
The C.K. Gel-grip tape is available in three vibrant colours and features a gel jacket for enhanced grip, protection and comfort.

Lock&Lock pets launch 4 October 2010
JWP has launched a new pets container range from Lock & Lock.

Uni-com adds smart lights 4 October 2010
As the nights draw in, Uni-com's latest addition is the five-pack LED smart lights.


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