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American Standard Enhances Style Options, Adds Hand Showers for Water-Saving FloWise Line
21 different design profiles and showerheads, including hand showers, vastly expand options in the FloWise shower collection; all while delivering up to 40 percent water savings with style
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CHICAGO, IL, GREENBUILD EXPO (November 17, 2010)— American Standard Brands has dramatically expanded its top-rated FloWise® collection of water-conserving bath showerheads, including — for the first time — hand showers, along with an increased assortment of styles in up to five finishes.
By replacing an older showerhead with a FloWise showerhead, a family of four can save approximately 11,000 gallons of water annually. The expanded FloWise line is designed to meet the growing demand for choice in product type and style when it comes to water saving showerheads.
Whether choosing a showerhead or a hand shower, with single-function or three-function capability, the entire FloWise showerhead collection continues to feature the highest rate of water-savings at 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm), without compromising the showering experience.
The water stream through the FloWise showerhead generates a satisfying spray, so that 1.5 gpm feels as powerful as a today’s standard 2.5 gpm shower, while using 40 percent less water. That actually surpasses the new standards for water-saving showerheads, issued recently by the federal WaterSense® program.
The expanded FloWise line encompasses both single-function and three-function models:
- Single-function showerheads and hand showers create a drenching shower with as little as 1.5 gallons of water per minute.
- Three-function showerheads and hand showers offer the 1.5 gpm turbine spray plus two other comfort settings: a full spray and a combination of the full and turbine sprays, both of which consume a maximum 2.0 gpm. With American Standard’s exclusive auto-return feature, the FloWise three-function showerhead automatically reverts to the ultra-water-saving mode of 1.5 gpm every time the shower is turned off.
Available finishes, depending upon the FloWise model, include polished chrome, blackened bronze, polished brass, stainless steel and satin nickel.
“The water-conscious consumer is a growing segment of the shower market,” says Michelle Troconis, senior product manager for shower systems, noting that, “With American Standard’s patented turbine technology, shower systems can absolutely be part of a responsible bathroom.”
ABOUT AMERICAN STANDARD BRANDS
American Standard Brands is a leading North American manufacturer of a wide range of high-quality kitchen and bath products, including faucets, fixtures, furniture, vitreous china fixtures, cast iron sinks, whirlpool tubs and other related products. The company currently serves both the residential and commercial markets; employs more than 5,000 people in the United States, Canada and Mexico; and markets products under the American Standard®, Jado®, Porcher®, Safety Tubs®, Crane®, Eljer® and Fiat® brands. American Standard Brands is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners. For more information, visit www.americanstandard.com.
WaterSense®is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.