Elmer’s new glue message: Strong without the foam
Columbus, Ohio-based Elmer’s Products has introduced Elmer’s ProBond Advanced adhesive, which is being promoted as a multi-purpose glue that’s as strong as a polyurethane competitor, but without the foamy mess.
“We developed ProBond Advanced in response to demand from consumers,” said Emily von Stein, associate product manager for Elmer’s hardware category. “They’ve told us that they don’t like the messy foam of polyurethane glues, but still need an adhesive that can provide heavy-duty adhesion on nearly any surface. ProBond Advanced satisfies that need and goes a step beyond by not only eliminating the annoying foam mess, but also being easy enough to clean with just water.”
ProBond Advanced works on wood, concrete, metal, glass, ceramics and more. It is 100% weatherproof, making it ideal for both interior and exterior projects. Unlike popular polyurethane glues, ProBond Advanced won’t foam up after it’s dry, thanks to its acrylic formulation. This saves DIYers, contractors and woodworkers the time and hassle of cleaning up their projects and hands after working.
The product comes in 2-, 4- and 8-ounce bottles at suggested retail price points of $4.99, $6.50 and $10.99, respectively.
Blind Chalet introduces John Gidding Collection
Who is John Gidding? He’s a TV show host with some ideas about window coverings.
He recently created a line of window treatments for Mesa, Ariz.-based Blinds Chalet.
"The John Gidding Collection is the result of a very ‘hands on’ collaboration between John and the entire Blinds Chalet Team. What started as a few simple ideas, photographs, sketches and material swatches has evolved into this incredibly unique line of designer shades," said Jayson Ellingson, CEO of Blinds Chalet.
The John Gidding Collection will introduce more than 100 designs in solid colors, printed textures and patterns. Each of these will be available in light filtering roller shades, blackout roller shades, single cellular shades and double cellular shades in both blackout and light filtering, according to the company.
Sears raises its voice for Marketplace Fairness Act
Retailers with brick-and-mortar locations continue to bristle over the concept that their sales are being taxed while certain Internet transactions are not.
Into the conversation comes legislation called the Marketplace Fairness Act, the stated purpose of which is to level the playing field for retailers. The act found strong support from Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Sears Holdings, which issued a statement applauding the bill and its sponsors.
The bipartisan legislation, Sears said, will level the sales tax collection playing field for local businesses by granting the states authority to enforce existing laws and require out-of-state, online-only retailers to collect and remit sales taxes on sales made to its residents.
"We commend Sens. Durbin, Enzi, Alexander and Heitkamp; and Reps. Womack, Speier, Noem, Welch and Conyers for their continued leadership on this important issue," the statement reads. "Sears Holdings has been and continues to be a strong supporter of restoring balance and fairness to the system by enabling states, if they so choose, to enforce the collection of taxes that are already owed by every customer making a purchase, whether the purchase is online or in a retail store."
The statement continued: "Most retailers calculate and collect the tax at the point of sale, as required by law. However, online-only merchants currently do not have to collect the tax broadly, leaving the customer with the responsibility of saving receipts and filing and paying use taxes for those purchases on their state income tax returns. The Marketplace Fairness Act will correct a system that has given a significant and unfair competitive advantage to a handful of online-only retailers, while hurting those that create jobs and invest in local communities."