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GROW GROUP INTRODUCES UNIQUE NEW PRODUCT -- DISPOSOL(TM) NEW PRODUCT ELIMINATES KITCHEN SINK ODORS BY DEEP-CLEANING DISPOSALS

 CHICAGO, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Grow Group, Inc. (NYSE: GRO) announced today at the National Housewares Manufacturers Association's Housewares Show that it is introducing a unique patent pending dispensing system designed for kitchen sink disposals. The product, named DISPOSOL(TM), has an original application system and foaming properties that allow its non-caustic cleaning and deodorizing agents to eliminate odors from disposals. The package is specially designed to be adaptable to most household sink drain sizes for disposals currently in use in the United States market which numbers 50 to 60 million at this time.
 Mr. William C. Rogers, president and general manager of Grow Consumer Products, commented, "DISPOSOL, which contains lemon oil, fills a household cleaning need that until now was not adequately addressed."
 DISPOSOL will be available in 16 oz. containers which contain 8 to 10 applications and will retail for approximately $2.99 per unit.
 Mr. Russell Banks, president of Grow Group, commented, "We are pleaset?hat our Consumer Products Group continues to develop innovative products that fit a market niche. In the case of DISPOSOL, we have developed a product that serves a sizable market. Also, our patent pending position should allow us entry, with a unique product, into an underdeveloped market niche."
 Grow Group is a leading producer of specialty chemical coatings and paints and household products. Grow operations include manufacturing facilities, sales offices and licensees throughout the world.
 Grow's Consumer and Professional Products Group, with operations in Havre de Grace, Md., and Forth Worth, Texas, produces and packages company brand and store label powder and liquid detergents, cleaners, fresheners, floor care products and sanitary and rest room products.
 FACT SHEET
 DISPOSOL
 PRODUCT BACKGROUND:
 Description: Patent pending, non-caustic, cleaner/deodorizer with foaming action, which contains lemon oil.
 Usage: Applicable to 90 percent of United States disposals including the leading manufacturers, In-sink-erator and Anaheim Manufacturing Company.
 Packaging: Will be available in 16 oz. containers which contain 8-10 applications. Package/applicator unit has patent pending.
 Retail Price: Approximately $2.99.
 MARKET BACKGROUND:
 Size: United States market numbers 50 - 60 million disposals.
 Market Trends:
 -- 4 - 5 million disposals are installed annually.
 -- 80 percent of new homes are equipped with disposals.
 -- A growing number of states require that multi-unit projects
 include disposals.
 EXHIBIT:
 Conference: National Housewares Manufacturers Association annual Housewares Show
 Dates: Sunday, Jan. 10, through Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1993.
 Place: McCormick Center, Chicago.
 Booth No.: N7178-7179
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 /CONTACT: Jennifer R. Wall of D. F. King & Co., Inc., 212-269-5550, for Grow Group, Inc./
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