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Fire protection specialist Promat has launched its high-performance fire stopping materials. Its eight productstrong Promaseal range includes a water-based intumescent sealant, a silicone sealant and its Fire Barrier highdensity mineral wool with coating and four-hour fire-resistance rating.

Tel: 01344 381 351 Fax: 01344 381 301 Contact: Mark Lavender

Lockguard has launched an 'easier to handle' lockable safety barrier. Its Lockguard Advanced system can be assembled by one person and has few components, making its easier to store and lock into position on site.

Tel: 0161 344 2002 Fax: 0161 344 2176 Contact: sales department

Draeger Safety has a range of powered air purifying respirators with a variety of hoods, helmets and visors that protect against hazardous particulates as well as gases and vapours. Its X-plore range is for use in woodwork, welding and pharmaceutical applications.

Tel: 01670 352 891 Fax: 01670 356 266 Contact: Richard Beckwith

Formwork and falsework specialist RMD Kwikform has developed a temporary edge protection system for use during the construction and maintenance of buildings. Its lowmaintenance, lightweight Safeguard system is designed for easy handling and complies with the relevant draft European standards.

Tel: 01922 743 743 Fax: 01922 743 400 Contact: sales department


IR Security & Safety has upgraded its range of Briton specification doorclosers.

Its Briton 2100 series combines the features of its Briton 3000 Accufit range with the Briton extra heavy-duty models and is available in a variety of cover options and finishes.

Tel: 01922 707 400 Fax: 01922 707 481 Contact: marketing department

Door and window handle manufacturer Hoppe has added two new stainless steel door handles to its Designer range. Its Antwerp round bar scrolled design and Gotenberg round bar to door series meet the requirements for BS EN 1906:2002.

Tel: 01902 484 400 Contact: sales department

Gretsch Unitas has a range of flag hinges for PVCu entrance and French doors. Its 'easy to install'Homestead door hinge is suitable for door sash weights of up to 100 Kg.

Tel: 024 766 39988 Fax: 024 766 39600 Contact: Ian Ward


Tools and fixings specialist ITW Construction Products is to launch a high-performance hammer tacker designed to make fixing roofing felt faster and more reliable. Its Rapid 11 tool drives 11 mm-long galvanised or stainless steel staples into substrate when fixing.

Tel: 01293 523 372 Fax: 01293 515 186 Contact: Claire Wing

Irwin Industrial Tool has improved its quick-adjusting pipe wrench. Ideal for use on pipes of up to 38 mm diameter its Irwin Record Quick Adjusting Pipe Wrench has a 58 mm forged hook jaw capacity.

Tel: 0114 251 9101 Fax 0114 243 4302 Contact: sales department


Autron has launched a range of high output convector radiators to complement its low surfacetemperature product range. Its Convector Radiators are available in three depths, in panel lengths of up to 3000 mm and with outputs ranging from 400 to 16,600 Watts.

Tel: 01787 473 964 Fax: 01787 474 061 Contact: Trevor Burr