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Sunday, 9 June 2013


Scapa does tapes. Sticky tapes. But it prefers to call them ‘Bonding Products and Adhesive Solutions.’ In addition to more familiar tapes like masking, gaffer, splicing, double-sided, PVC and cloth, it specialises in healthcare, electronics and other industrial applications, trading across three main geographic areas: Europe, North America and Asia. Its products are used as adhesives in and on such diverse things as people, cars, caravans, smartphones, tablets and iPhones, ships, hockey sticks, wind farms and white goods.

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Speedyhire (SDY) - Buy

Long-term investors in tool rental company, Speedyhire PLC saw the price slump in 2007 when it dropped from its high of around 350p to 10p two years later. The slowdown in the UK construction industry was the cause and by 2009 the price dipped under 20p. It has been a slow recovery but the firm now seems to be well on the way to knocking itself back into shape. In a cost-cutting ‘self-help’ styled programme it has shut smaller outlets to give more attention to its larger superstores and multi-service centres, and reduced the head-count.

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