North Olmsted, Ohio (PRWEB) February 25, 2013
Moen is utilizing technology from Microban International, Ltd., the global leader in built-in antimicrobial product protection, to help keep kitchen and bathroom faucet surfaces visibly cleaner and resist stain-causing bacteria.
High moisture areas such as kitchens and bathrooms are hot spots for the growth of microbes. For example, on an unprotected surface, bacteria can double in number every 20 minutes. To help inhibit the growth of stain- and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew, Microban* antimicrobial protection will be added into select Moen® bath and kitchen faucet finishes. Microban technologies are engineered to work continuously, even between cleanings, and won’t wash off or wear away, which can help keep the faucet finish cleaner, longer.
“We’re always looking for ways to help solve homeowners’ problems with innovative products,” said Andrea Conroy, director of retail marketing, Moen. “By featuring Microban antimicrobial technology on our faucets, we hope to help homeowners spend more time enjoying their home… and less time cleaning and worrying about germs.”
The new Ashville™ and Walden™ collections are the first Moen faucets to feature this innovative technology and are sold exclusively at The Home Depot. The Ashville two-handle centerset bathroom faucet ($99)** features sleek lines to create a timeless style. The Walden single-handle kitchen faucet ($159)** includes a sidespray and features traditional styling, inspired by highly functional, early American country farmhouse fixtures and furnishings. Both products are available in Moen’s exclusive Spot Resist™ Stainless finish, which does just as it says, resists fingerprints and water spots to maintain a brilliant finish, and feature a limited lifetime warranty. ***
For more information about Moen faucets featuring Microban antimicrobial technology, visit moen.com or call 1-800-BUY-MOEN (1-800-289-6636).
*Microban® is a registered trademark of Microban International, Ltd. Used with permission.
**Prices are approximate and may vary within regions.
***For complete warranty information, visit moen.com.
Microban International, Ltd. is a global technology and marketing company dedicated to enhancing high quality consumer, industrial and medical products with branded built-in protection from microbes. Microban International licenses the Microban® global brand name, sells custom-engineered compounds, and provides a range of services, including regulatory and marketing support. The Microban® brand promises continuous and durable antimicrobial product protection, built-in during manufacture to not wear out for the useful life of the product. Microban International is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Microban, please contact (704) 875-0806 or visit http://www.microban.com.
As the #1 faucet brand in North America, Moen offers a diverse selection of thoughtfully designed kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads, accessories, bath safety products and kitchen sinks for residential applications – each delivering the best possible combination of meaningful innovation, useful features, on-trend styling and lasting value. In addition, Moen® Commercial offers superior performing products that deliver lower lifetime costs for today's facilities.
Moen has worked diligently to support, promote and advance sustainability within the organization and the plumbing industry. The company has been recognized with the 2011 EPA WaterSense® Excellence Award, as well as the 2010 EPA WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year Award, for its work to protect the future of our nation’s water supply through the introduction and ongoing support of water-efficient products, programs and practices, while keeping consumers’ needs top-of-mind.
Moen is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), which creates products and services that help fulfill the dreams of homeowners and help people feel more secure. The company is a leader in the home and security industries and features well-known and trusted brands like Moen® faucets, Master Lock® padlocks and security products, MasterBrand Cabinets®, Therma-Tru® entryway systems and Simonton Windows®. For more information, please visit http://www.fbhs.com.
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Jennifer Allanson or Kristi Stolarski