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Product News Archive December 2011

New catalogues 15 December 2011
Specialist Group Ltd is launching two new catalogues in January 2012.

Indestructible range from Varta... 15 December 2011
VARTA UK introduces the Indestructible torch range, a brand new series of six LED lights to complete the company's re-vamped line-up of torches.

Award-winning paving product... 15 December 2011
Fast on the heels of KELKAY's recent GIMA award success for its paving kits, comes Galaxy, a new larger, value-for-money kit in two sizes and two colours.

Environmentally-friendly from Everbuild... 15 December 2011
Everbuild has launched Cemstrip, an environmentally-friendly biodegradable cement remover with a citric acid-based formula.

Thicker and stronger... 15 December 2011
Jaffa Tape from Everbuild is, says the company, thicker, stronger and more waterproof than other tapes on the market.

Croydex introduces Flexi-Fix... 15 December 2011
Croydex's Flexi-Fix range is a brand new concept for fitting bathroom accessories.

Set Fast with Dunlop... 15 December 2011
Dunlop Adhesives' Set Fast Plus floor and wall tile adhesive is suitable for fixing both floor and wall tiles, including porcelain, fully-vitrified, mosaics, quarry, natural stone, brick slips and stone claddings.

That's the spirit... 8 December 2011
Spirit Green from EG International is, says the company, the first truly solvent free, odour free and non toxic paint brush and roller cleaner to really work.

The Rite choice... 7 December 2011
Seal Rite, the sealant masking system from Everbuild, is a dispenser and micro-fine foil masking tape which achieves a perfectly finished joint every time, says the company.

An ornamental range 6 December 2011
Kelkay believes its new 'teddy bear' range of collectable garden ornaments will have great customer appeal while its Stonetouch Oriental ornaments will add a touch of Eastern Promise.


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