Delta Faucet Marks 58 Years of Innovation

                  Delta Faucet Marks 58 Years of Innovation

Delta Faucet continues to pave the way for technological innovations in the
kitchen and bath

PR Newswire

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 28, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Since founder Alex Manoogian
developed the plumbing industry's first single-handle washerless ball valve
faucet in 1954, Delta^® products have been fueled by thoughtful innovation.
The brand's commitment to designing products that improve the way people
interact with water has led to a robust collection of award-winning
technologies and water-saving features, including its unmatched Touch2O^®
Technology, which, after nearly five years on the market, continues to
reinvent the way consumers interact with their faucets.

An Armenian immigrant who established himself as a young entrepreneur in the
1920s, Manoogian was vocal about his dedication to superior craftsmanship,
design and leadership; values that the brand continues to uphold today.
According to him, products that do not offer consumers superior performance
and a better value are not worth selling. It's through this mandate that Delta
Faucet upholds its mission to help people find smarter ways to experience
water.

"Alex Manoogian is more than just the founder of the Delta brand, he is the
inspiration behind everything we do today," said Bob Rodenbeck, director of
research and development, Delta Faucet Company. "As a company born out of
innovation, we take pride in continuing to innovate and lead in the areas of
new technology development, consumer research and design."

Born from ethnographic research, Touch[2]O Technology addresses a desire to
improve the way consumers interact with their kitchen faucet, affording them
precise and reliable control to activate the flow of water exactly when and
where it's needed - even when hands are full or messy. With Touch[2]O
Technology, users can simply tap anywhere on the spout, hub or handle of the
faucet to turn on and off the water stream.

The evolution of Touch[2]O Technology since it was first introduced in 2008
echoes the same process Manoogian followed in developing and expanding his
single-handle washerless line in the 1950s and beyond. In 2011, Touch[2]O
Technology was made available on lavatory faucets and was also expanded in the
form of Touch[2]O[.xt]™ Technology, which, in addition to touch activation,
also offers hands-free functionality in an area of the home where proximity
sensing is more desired. Today, the Delta brand offers eight kitchen suites
and three bathroom suites featuring Touch[2]O Technology, as well as two
bathroom suites with Touch[2]O[.xt] Technology.

Another kitchen technology, the EZ Anchor™ mounting assembly, was developed
out of the desire to make the faucet installation process less cumbersome.
With the EZ Anchor system, the kitchen faucet can be installed almost entirely
above the deck, limiting the under-the-counter contorting that often
accompanies a new faucet installation project. The only steps below the
counter are to connect the spray wand hose and the water supply lines.

H[2]Okinetic™ showers, one of the brand's other hallmark technologies, also
followed a similar development path. New federal and state requirements and
the changing global landscape of water availability have created the need for
more water-efficient products in the lavatory. After extensive research, Delta
Faucet discovered that, while many consumers were willing to reduce their
water consumption in other areas of the home, most were not willing to
compromise their experience in the shower.

H[2]Okinetic technology helps address this problem by giving users the feeling
of more water without actually using more water. Each H[2]Okinetic shower
employs the science of fluidics to manipulate the water droplet size and spray
pattern, giving users the feeling of a more drenching and warming shower.

For more information about all of the smart solutions from Delta Faucet
Company, visit: http://www.deltafaucet.com/smart-solutions/index.html

About Delta Faucet
There is a philosophy at the heart of every Delta^® product: there is a better
way to live with water. It goes beyond excellent design to incorporate smart
thinking that anticipates people's needs. From proprietary Touch[2]O^®
Technology that turns faucets on and off with just a touch to H[2]Okinetic™
shower technology that uniquely shapes the water to create larger water
droplets that retain heat longer for a more drenching shower experience, Delta
products incorporate thoughtful features that delight. Paired with beautiful,
inspirational design, it's another way that the Delta^® brand is more than
just a faucet. Delta products are offered by Delta Faucet Company, which was
named 2011 WaterSense^® Manufacturer Partner of the Year by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency and is a worldwide leader in faucets and
related accessories and sells products in more than 53 countries. For more
information, visit www.deltafaucet.com.

Links to additional resources
Delta Touch[2]O Technology
Delta EZ Anchor Mounting Assembly
Delta H2Okinetic Technology
Delta Online Press Room
About Masco Corporation

SOURCE Delta Faucet

Website: http://www.deltafaucet.com
Contact: Sarah Sinitean, MSL Chicago, +1-312-861-5274,
sarah.sinitean@mslgroup.com
 
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