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Product News Archive June 2011

Arthur Price additions 30 June 2011
Arthur Price launched five additional accessory gift sets and a new cutlery design in its Arthur Price Kitchen range.

Let them eat cake! 30 June 2011
Arthur Price is celebrating 10 years of collaboration with designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen this year, with the launch of the 'Let Them Eat Cake' range.

Kilner presents range additions 29 June 2011
Kilner is an iconic brand and, new at the show this year, were the square Kilner clip-top bottles, specifically designed for preserving oils and juices.

New Palette from Arthur Price 28 June 2011
Arthur Price's new Palette range is an entry-level cutlery offer utilising on trend colours in what is the first acrylic-handled cutlery range Arthur Price has ever developed.

A better Start 23 June 2011
Fein UK has updated its entry-level oscillating tool the MultiMaster Start.

RedLine redeveloped 22 June 2011
CK Tools has redeveloped its RedLine VDE cable cutters as part of an ongoing review, feedback and product development program.

Lifetime Perfection guarantee 22 June 2011
Hamilton Acorn offers its Perfection Scale Tang range of filling and stripping knives.

New launch from Boa 21 June 2011
Boa launched the world's two first double-ended drill bits at Cologne last year - the Boa Combo and the Boa Flip drill bits.

Comprehensive tool offer 20 June 2011
There are more than 3,000 items in the Faithfull brand portfolio, more than 1,200 of which are power tool accessories.

Lighting up summer sales 17 June 2011
Butte Torch Tongs (pronounced beaut) feature an integrated LED light so users can barbecue by night or day.

B2B site for Blue Spot 17 June 2011
More than 150 new products have been added to the Blue Spot Tools range in the past year, as well as a new gardening range and a new B2B ordering website.

CK's hot new launch 16 June 2011
CK Magma – a range of premium tool storage and personal protection equipment (PPE) – is the latest launch from Carl Kammerling International.

Super strength stripping 16 June 2011
Polycell's new maximum strength paint stripper comes as a non-drip gel, reducing the risk of spilling or dripping during application.

Dremel's golden product 15 June 2011
Dremel's new multi-functional 3-in-1 tool, The Dremel Trio, scooped gold at the recent Product of the Year Awards organised by DIY Week.

Export success for Procter 14 June 2011
Procter Pest-Stop now exports its large range of pest control products to 17 countries across Europe, including Sweden, Germany, Bulgaria and Portugal.

A security giant 13 June 2011
Abus claims to have created the largest working padlock in the UK, a fully working big brother of the company's integrated 83 range.

No risk rental revenues 1 June 2011
Rug Doctor's rental carpet cleaning machines tap into the cost-cutting trend for cleaning and improving carpets, rather than replacing them.


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