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Product News Archive April 2014

Dunlop adhesive cuts tiling time 30 April 2014
With retailers keen to ensure they are fully stocked for the busy summer months ahead, Dunlop is urging stockists to make space on their shelves for its tile adhesive for green screed.

New three-in-one solution from Sika 30 April 2014
Expanding its range even further in response to growing demand, Sika has unveiled the latest addition to the Sikaflex EBT+ range with its new Clear three-in-one product.

Forever White from Everbuild 25 April 2014
Forever White from Everbuild is a silicone designed to make unsightly black mould a thing of the past thanks to the integration of the leading branded anti-bacterial solution, SteriTouch.

New state-of-the-art LED Lenser torch 24 April 2014
LED Lenser has launched the P7QC torch, which features four different colours of light (white, red, green, blue) that can be accessed by simply turning the turning switch.

A new way to barbecue with Gardeco 24 April 2014
Gardeco Ltd has developed a new way for barbequing with the new Chim Stove accessory for its Tia Chimenea.

Gardman packaging keeps bird care fresh 24 April 2014
Gardman's new wild bird care 'keep fresh' packaging means garden centre retailers can now create a more attractive on shelf display that will help drive up sales, says the company.

Evo-Stik gets serious 24 April 2014
Serious Stuff Ultra from EVO-STIK is one of the strongest adhesives available, says the company.

Briers' gloves have fashion in hand 16 April 2014
With a huge range of styles, high quality materials and a wide choice of colours and sizes, garden gloves specialist Briers has created a collection for fashion-conscious gardeners of all ages.

RKW's innovative Stretch Hose gets TV campaign backing 16 April 2014
RKW is distributing its ground-breaking Stretch Hose throughout the UK on the back of a £700,000-plus TV advertising campaign, starting mid-May.

Liberon promises a hard-wearing finish 16 April 2014
New to Liberon's interior flooring range is hard wax oil, a quality blend of premium tung oil and carnauba wax, one of the hardest waxes available.

Enjoy flexible messaging with Visible Impact's itower 16 April 2014
The new itower from Visible Impact is an ultra-thin, free-standing unit with a single or double-sided 42in screen for high-impact eye-level customer communication.

Liberon's new tung oil halves drying time 16 April 2014
New to Liberon's interior and exterior range is quick-drying tung oil.

Get the Country Cottage look with Barrettine 16 April 2014
Barrettine Products has launched a new range of water-based lifestyle Country Cottage Shades for the more discerning buyer.

Cuprinol has all the answers for decking 16 April 2014
Cuprinol has introduced a new decking range aimed at educating consumers about correct decking maintenance.

Smart Solar trays will boost Bright Eye Animal sales 16 April 2014
To make it easier for garden centres to top up their stock of Bright Eye Animals, Smart Solar has introduced a new two-tray merchandising solution.

Liberon protects wood, whatever the weather 16 April 2014
Joining Liberon's exterior range is the exterior wood protector for horizontal and vertical timber.

Barrettine preservers promise professional finish 16 April 2014
Barrettine Products says its wood preservers are of the highest quality.

Handy new Polyfilla tubes are tiny but tough 10 April 2014
Polycell, the UK's leading pre-decoration brand, has launched a new pocket-sized Tough Little Polyfilla.

Deco-Pak has it all for small-scale building jobs 9 April 2014
Deco-Pak has recognised the core products needed to complete the most common DIY and small-scale building jobs, such as bricklaying and paving, and created a range that features them all.

Carl Kammerling offers consumers 25% off top tools 9 April 2014
Carl Kammerling International is offering a double discount of over 55% to retailers on a set package of Avit's best-selling tools, accompanied by a ready-made consumer offer of 25% off all products.

New counter-top padlock display stand from Abus 9 April 2014
During spring 2014 the Abus sales team is offering a new piece of POS using the new V2014 counter stand to display combination padlocks.

Silverline ash garden tools are new from Toolstream 9 April 2014
Toolstream has announced the launch of the new Somerset Collection from Silverline, offering a choice of elegant hand tools designed for general gardening tasks.

Roundup provides continuous spray for weed control 9 April 2014
The Roundup Pump 'N Go weed control system is designed to eradicate weeds quickly, easily, and right down to the roots, so they won't grow back.

Kelkay Build Mate range 3 April 2014
Kelkay's Build Mate range of 16 products was launched at Glee 2013 and has enjoyed an excellent response, said the company, with many retailers acknowledging the extra sales opportunities it has provided.

Prevent summertime thefts with Yale padlocks 2 April 2014
When the clocks go forward, thefts from gardens and outbuildings rise by 25%, giving retailers the perfect opportunity to promote outdoor security products such as padlocks, says Yale.

Everbuild sets a new standard in fillers 2 April 2014
Created using the latest technology, Everbuild Building Products' Caulk Once and Fill Once double act sets a new standard in decorating fillers, says the company.

Centurion puts house signs online 2 April 2014
Centurion Europe has launched a new online version of its Initial Monogram Tailored range of house signs and numbers.

Scrub up with Jeyes this spring 2 April 2014
Leading exterior cleaning brand Jeyes is encouraging households across the UK to get their outdoors sparkling with Jeyes Fluid this spring.

Kilrock's Bar Keepers Friend launches in B&Q 2 April 2014
Kilrock Products' specialist cleaning range, Bar Keepers Friend (BKF), is launching into B&Q this month with a free-standing display unit promoting the enhanced and improved traditional cleaning brand.

Jeyes brings cleaning power to the patio 2 April 2014
Jeyes' latest addition to its range, Jeyes Patio Power, has been launched in time to help householders get their outdoor areas cleaned up this spring.

Fiskars helps out with Father's Day 2 April 2014
With Father's Day just around the corner Fiskars says its new SmartFit telescopic bypass lopper makes an ideal gift for dads.

Toolstream delivers more new products and great value 2 April 2014
Toolstream has over 200 new products and price reductions in its new spring/summer catalogue.

Charles Bentley range cleans away the germs 2 April 2014
Charles Bentley & Son has launched Green & Clean, an antibacterial range of domestic cleaning products created in association with Microban.

Napoleon gas grill triumphs with US award 1 April 2014
Napoleon Grills' new TravelQ 285X has just won the Vesta Award for Best New Gas Grill at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo 2014 in the USA.

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