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Bissell launches ReadyDry

The new ReadyDry from Bissell is a fast-drying carpet cleaner which utilises technology from the commercial sector for the domestic market. 
21 January 2009

CKI powers to success

Following extensive research into the requirements of both retailers and end users, Carl Kammerling International is comprehensively overhauling of its C.K Power Tool Accessories range. 
21 January 2009

Plasti-kote rules

Plasti-kote, the spray paint brand, outlined its exciting plans for 2009 to retailers at the Totally DIY Show. 
21 January 2009

Take a seat

Gordon Ellis & Co has developed a toilet seat with arms, for comfort and ease of sitting and standing. 
9 January 2009

ABUS launches aluminium option

To reduce risk in the commodities crisis, padlock manufacturers have been looking for an alternative to brass for the bodies of their padlocks. ABUS has introduced a range of padlocks with aluminium bodies, which are tougher and lighter than brass. 
6 January 2009

Loctite to the rescue with Dark Knight promotion

Loctite has launched a special on-pack promotion of its popular Ultra Gel Superglue to tie in with the Blu-ray and DVD release of Batman - The Dark Knight. 
10 December 2008

Gorilla Glue wraps up Christmas for retailers

The countdown to Christmas has begun and Gorilla Glue's range of adhesives are set to be a hit with retailers who want to stock high-quality stocking filler solutions. 
3 December 2008

Ground level solution

Most timber posts rot within 200mm of the groundline and changes in preservative legislation in 2004 have exacerbated the problem. Postsaver25 is a sleeve that protects the fencepost at ground level from the organisms that cause decay. 
27 November 2008

PPG do the double

Paint manufacturer PPG, whose brands include Johnstone's, Leyland, Fat Hog and Inspired, is celebrating after taking home two of the top awards at this year's annual Mica gala dinner. 
27 November 2008

Kit out your staff

Abus has launched a promotional campaign so that retailers can obtain free clothing for their staff. 
14 November 2008

Combi-CB is a hit at Interbuild

Combilift used last month's Interbuild to showcase its newest and smallest model to date, the Combi-CB – and attracted a great level of interest. 
13 November 2008

A Lyte to lead Hailo's way

Lyte Ladders & Towers has become the UK and Ireland distributor for German manufacturer Hailo. 
6 November 2008

Making total sensor

The new Sensor Light from lamp manufacturer Megaman combines a low-energy light bulb and a built-in light-sensitive security switch meaning these exterior lights come on automatically when darkness falls. 
4 November 2008

Two heads are better than one

Abus launches twin pack promotion featuring the brand new 23 Diskus. 
29 October 2008

Standing out from the crowd

Fischer Fixings has introduced a new display stand for resin anchors and accessories. 
24 October 2008

What do you think?

As we near the end of another scorching summer season, which category do you expect to be the biggest seller in the build up to autumn and winter?

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