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Product News Archive October 2016

Cure in just 5 minutes with Fix In 5 from Everbuild 26 October 2016

Fix In 5 is the latest addition to Everbuild – A Sika Company’s adhesive range, bringing a truly universal construction adhesive with an ultra-strong final bond strength which has to be seen to be believed.

Save time and back strain with Cobra's T40B 26 October 2016

The new T40B cultivator from Cobra has been designed to save hours of laborious and back-breaking digging. The T40B is powered by a Briggs & Stratton 140cc petrol engine so breaks up the soil and clears areas much quicker than manual alternatives.

CK Tools "illuminates industry" with glow in the dark screwdrivers 26 October 2016

Set to illuminate the industry, Carl Kammerling International has further enhanced its already popular C.K tools dextro screwdriver range, with the introduction of the C.K dextro VDE GLO Insulated Screwdrivers - the UK’s first glow in the dark, professional screwdriver set. 

Powerful and hygienic rodent solutions from Pest-stop 26 October 2016

New from Pest-stop comes the powerful and hygienic Sure-Set Plastic Rat Trap for the 2016-17 rodent season.

ABUS wAppLoxx voted Best Product of the Year 26 October 2016

The new ABUS wAppLoxx access control system, voted “Best Product of the Year 2016/2017” at the Plus X Award, makes security possible with just a flick of the wrist: For complete user convenience wAppLoxx is designed so the door can be opened or closed either on site or on the go using web or app access.

Bond It strengthens decorating arm 25 October 2016

Bond It has strengthened its offer to the decorating market. The business, which is a major manufacturer of sealants, adhesives, building chemicals and other products, has made several significant additions to its specialist decorator’s range.

Breathing life back into gardens with Everbuild 25 October 2016

Breathe life back into a tired looking garden with Everbuild's new 5 Star Sprayable Shed and Fence Mate, a premium quality wood treatment designed to be spray applied for a fast and easy application.

CK Tools introduces "industry first" in tool storage 25 October 2016

Carl Kammerling International has enhanced its C.K Magma range of premium tool storage with the new C.K Magma Test Equipment Case - an industry first, allowing electricians to carry diagnostic testing equipment and a selection of essential tools in one handy case.

New and improved side cutters from CK Tools 25 October 2016

Carl Kammerling International has reconfigured and improved its popular C.K tools RedLine VDE High Leverage Side Cutters; the product has now been designed to be safer and easier than ever to cut through electrical cables.

Wildlife World wins best new wildlife and pet product 24 October 2016

Wildlife World's new venture with Simon King was not only the focus of the company’s stand at Glee 2016, but also won them an award for the best new wildlife and pet product.

Sterling extends range of weather-resistant padlocks 24 October 2016

Aluminium locks are proving increasingly popular with customers, particularly at this time of year as the weather takes a turn for the worse. 

Burg-Wachter offering stylish alternative to the letter flap 24 October 2016

Customers are increasingly turning to external post boxes as a practical and stylish alternative to the letter flap. 

Glee awards success for Fallen Fruits 24 October 2016

Fallen Fruits has seen success at this year’s Glee, having received recognition in the annual Glee Awards.

Shurtape to promote T-Rex in new radio campaign 21 October 2016

Shurtape is proudly announcing a new, UK-wide consumer radio campaign to promote its newest family member, T-Rex.

Shurtape launches high profile TV campaign 21 October 2016

Shurtape has announced its latest advertising campaign and is investing in terrestrial TV for the seventh consecutive year. Both the company’s market-leading products, Duck Tape and FrogTape will be promoted in the high profile campaign targeting the mainstream consumer DIYer.

Johnsons launches recharged branding 20 October 2016

Johnsons Lawn Seed launched its recharged branding at Glee 2016. Waving goodbye to its old packaging design, the new look marks a new era for the lawn seed provider.

Bord Na Mona launches Pro 5 range 20 October 2016

Bord Na Mona UK has launched an all-purpose premium range called Pro 5 which includes both high quality fertiliser and specialist growing media.

Smart Solar brings innovative concepts to Glee 20 October 2016

Building on their long heritage and expertise as market leaders in Solar Lighting, the Smart Solar brand continued to impress with a wealth of innovative new product concepts and designs at Glee.

Bayer to breathe new life into houseplants 19 October 2016

Bayer Garden is aiming to rejuvenate the houseplant sector, capitalising on the iconic and recognised Baby Bio brand. Baby Bio  is launching four new products: Baby Bio Orchid Feed & Mist, Baby Bio Potting Compost, Baby Bio Orchid Compost and Baby Bio Pour & Feed Ready to Use.

Beautiful Dusk Till Dawn Blossoms from Bonningtons 19 October 2016

From Bonningtons, the highly attractive Dusk Till Dawn Blossom Bulb String Light is a set of 20 traditional shaped hanging bulbs, each containing a delicate sprig of pretty pink flowers. 

Deco-pak debuts Milano range 19 October 2016

Deco-pak's new Milano range has been designed to offer a unique combination of the attractive look – and feel – of newly-sawn timber flooring, without the maintenance, rot or the danger of slipping. 

Fiskars unveils evolutionary range at Glee 19 October 2016

At Glee 2016, Fiskars unveiled the new PowerGear X range, an evolution of engineering and ergonomics that makes pruning and lopping easier than ever.

A successful Glee show for Grange 19 October 2016

Decorative garden structures and fencing company Grange Fencing is reporting an incredibly successful Glee this year.

Smart Garden proves the rumours true... 18 October 2016

Rumours circulating at Glee that Smart Garden was in the running to buy the Scotts Chapelwood business have been vindicated as the companies today announced that they have agreed terms.

Shabby chic wild bird feeders from Petface 18 October 2016

Petface's French Collection decorative wild bird feeders have been designed not only to look great but function superbly.

Petface's Seriously Strong range gets Seriously Nobbly 18 October 2016

Petface's bestselling 'Seriously Strong' range of dog toys just got better with the addition of the Seriously Strong ‘Nobbly’ products.

Greenkey pledges to help dwindling hedgehog population 18 October 2016

With the UK hedgehog population estimated to number less than one million, down from over thirty million in the 1930s, gardeners are being urged to do what they can to help support this declining wildlife treasure.

Greenkey develops range of bug homes 18 October 2016

Greenkey Garden & Home Ltd have been working closely with Invertebrate conservation experts Buglife to develop their range of bug homes. The homes have been crafted to work for UK invertebrates providing shelter for most of the country's best loved bugs.

Custom-made signs from Spectrum 13 October 2016

Spectrum Industrial is an expert in identifying, managing and reducing safety risks and offers a comprehensive range of safety signs, from No Smoking through to Fire Exit and everything in between.

Kasp's display units catch customers' attention 13 October 2016

Kasp is helping retailers generate impact in store with its new progressive and eye-catching display units, designed to generate sell-through for retailers and bolster sales.

Safe as houses with Burg Wachter 13 October 2016

While physical locks and alarms should keep burglars out of the house, Burg Wachter believes safes should be at the heart of home security. Its comprehensive range of certified insurance approved security and fire safes offers a wide choice of protection, sizes, styles and features.

Get ready for Christmas sales with The Wicker Merchant 12 October 2016

With summer almost over, winter lines are already making their way to stores and for retailers looking to maximise opportunities in the busy pre-Christmas selling period, The Wicker Merchant's range of log baskets make an excellent add-on to displays and seasonal stock.

Iconic new re-launch for Pest-stop 12 October 2016

Pest-stop is relaunching its full rodenticide offering in secure and attractive round plastic tubs, providing an improved in-store look and feel and numerous safety benefits.

O'Keefes Working Hands "guarantees relief" 12 October 2016

With winter around the corner, O'Keefe's Working Hands hand cream could provide an ideal option for stock addition to retailers' seasonal ranges.

Nothing anti-social about Everbuild's ASBO range 12 October 2016

Graffiti is costly to remove so Everbuild has launched the ASBO range.

Seriously Strong TV ad campaign from Bostik 12 October 2016

Evo-stik has launched a 10-week TV advertising campaign to promote its Seriously Strong Stuff range of high performance DIY grab adhesives.

Introducing MightyRod from CK Tools 11 October 2016

Carl Kammerling International has introduced the C.K tools MightyRod Tool Box Cable Rod Set, a convenient and easy to store set aiding efficient cable installation in hard to reach spaces.

Sterling's "secret to securing sales in the can" 11 October 2016

From Sterling comes SafeCan, the "secret to securing seasonal sales in the can." Candles are a common sight at this time of year, whether given as a gift or used for decoration.  In addition to feelings of goodwill and warmth, they can also provide a sense of security, according to Sterling SafeCans.

ABUS launches innovative ranges at Lockex 11 October 2016

ABUS used the recent Lockex Exhibition at the Ricoh Arena to launch several ranges representing innovation and value across its mechanical and electronic security ranges.

ABUS confirms prices won't change following Brexit vote 11 October 2016

Since the Brexit result in June, there is international uncertainty concerning the UK’s future trading position. The pound’s decline has already forced many UK suppliers and manufacturers dependent on goods supplied from Europe or China to increase their prices.

New cyclinder ranges from ABUS 11 October 2016

ABUS has introduced new TS007 BSI cylinder ranges tested to BSI Kitemark Scheme TS007:2014 1 Star and approved to British Standard BS EN1303, which can be suited to either customer specific Y14 and Z14 Euro Profiles, or available on an open ABUS House Z14 section.

Centurion launches new door handle range 10 October 2016

Centurion Europe has launched a range of superior quality door handles under the URFIC brand.

Sam's delivers "market forefront" LED range 10 October 2016

Sam's Trade Centre, the non-food cash and carry based in Harlow, Essex, has now been trading for more than a decade.

Henry Squire gets tough with new Vulcan padlock range 10 October 2016

A tough new high security range of everyday padlocks called Vulcan has been introduced by security specialist Henry Squire, together with new packaging.

Secure sales with Centurion's security ranges 10 October 2016

As the nights draw in and people look to increase security in their homes, Centurion Europe offers retailers a range of products, including signage, locks and external lighting.

Light up the darkest corners with Active Products 10 October 2016

Featuring a robust, high impact rubberised body and a unique, easy to grasp handle, the new AP Pro Series 2250 Lumens Spotlight from Active Products can light up the darkest corners with its bright white light that can reach a range of 300 metres.

Bartoline unveils new design 6 October 2016

Following the successful launch of its sealant range in May, Bartoline is unveiling the new design for its long-established solvent products.

Save time, money and effort with Siroflex 4 October 2016

SX Instant Paintable Caulk is a new sealant developed by


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