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Liberon strippers just Fine

The European Commission has received final approval from the European Parliament to support a resolution to ban the sale of dichloromethane-based paint stripper, as the chemical is deemed too dangerous for use by consumers. 
31 March 2009

A sales staple

The CT50 10.8v staple gun tacker from Arrow is powered by a lithium-ion battery, which can be charged in one hour and has an LED charge meter. 
26 March 2009

The frog is back

The Scotts Miracle-Gro company promises to maintain its spend at 2008 levels with £6.3m committed to nationwide TV and press advertising during the spring and summer of 2009. 
26 March 2009

Bemis avoids the wobble

Bemis has overcome the common but annoyingly costly problem of a wobbly toilet seat by launching a new commercial toilet seat fastening system, Sta-Tite. 
23 March 2009

Draper's biggest ever

Draper Tools has launched the 2009/10 edition of its main tool catalogue - a guide to the company's thousands of products. 
13 March 2009

How to deck ahead

Richard Burbidge has launched Deckplanner, an online planning service that provides stockists, building professionals, landscapers and homeowners with an interactive step-by-step guide to outdoor balustrade and decking design. 
12 March 2009

Advent spots gap in the market

The new dual-purpose, double-sided Advent 2in1 gap tape means that internal areas, like window frames, internal door frames and other awkward spaces, can be measured in the same way as normal surfaces. 
12 March 2009

The drive-r of your life

The new Dremel driver measures just 12.5cm and features a T-handle design and precision variable speed trigger. 
9 March 2009

Mr & Mrs Baby Bio come to Webbs

Bayer Garden has teamed up with 2008's Garden Centre of the Year, Webbs, for a new promotional event. 
4 March 2009

Toolbank puts on a show

Many new products and exclusive offers will be on show at Toolbank's Spring Trade Shows from suppliers including Liberon, Hozelock, Vileda, Rentokil and Everbuild. 
2 March 2009

Ringo a star

Metal packaging company Impress has launched the Ringo tin to the UK paint market. 
2 March 2009

Abus is key to sales

Abus, the security firm, says in times of recession it's a proven fact that quality security sells more. 
27 February 2009

Everbuild acquires Feb brand

Everbuild has bought up rivals FEB and AQUASEAL brand names, certain intellectual property and some product formulations have been acquired from BASF Construction Chemicals. 
27 February 2009

Lagostina launches Collezione Rossa

Lagostina, the Italian housewares brand distributed in the UK by Groupe SEB, has launched the Collezione Rossa range. 
27 February 2009

Recycling sales

In the current economic climate, where consumers want to make their money go further, Plasti-kote is promoting its products which can give items a new look at low cost. 
17 February 2009

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