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Product News Archive August 2012

New Blue Daze collection 15 August 2012
New from PRICE & KENSINGTON this Autumn is the Blue Daze collection.

"Transforming the market" with Unika's MitrePen 13 August 2012
New from Unika comes the patented activator pen 'MitrePen', which the kitchen and flooring manufacturer says is set to "transform the MitreBond market."

"Scorching summer savings" from CK Tools' Avit 3 August 2012
Cark Kammerling International says retailers can look on the bright side despite summer being a washout, thanks to a new flood of saving across its DIY brand, Avit.

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