Kohler launches new child-sized toilet
Dubai, August 3, 2011
Kohler, a leading kitchen and bathroom fittings company, has launched a water-savings version of its child-size toilet, to offer a high efficiency and accurate commercial solution for kids.
Previously a 6 litres-per-flush toilet (lpf), the new version of the kid’s primary toilet uses only 4.8 lpf, making it 20 per cent more efficient and designating this product as a High-Efficiency Toilet (HET).
Designed mainly for day-care and school installation, the primary 4.8 toilet bowl supports the growing trend for improving water efficiency in the Middle East, a statement said.
“The Middle East has become increasingly active in its water conserving efforts in recent years. More and more measures and educational initiatives are being implemented across the region to increase awareness and improve use of our essential yet scarce water resources,” said Mohamed Nada, regional marketing manager for Kohler in the Middle East.
“We are witnessing a new responsible approach to construction with new buildings being built ‘green’, as well as existing buildings undergoing green retrofits to reduce their environmental impact.”
“These efforts are ultimately for the benefit of our future generations, so it is great to now offer a more efficient, but still appropriately sized toilet to help teach the region’s children about water efficiency,” he added.
In addition to promoting water conservation, this toilet addresses common issues found with commercial toilets – height, attractiveness and accuracy, a company statement said.
With its accessible height and colourful seat, the primary offers a level of comfort for its users. Utilizing the precise WAVE touchless flushing technology, the 4.8 Primary toilet eliminates false actuation, as well as unnecessary fear.
“False flushes can be startling to even adults,” said Nada. “Children tend to have increased fear of commercial toilets that have low accuracy rates and flush multiple times. This new version of our child-size toilet all but eliminates that fear with the WAVE touchless technology.”
Kohler WAVE technology only works upon user-controlled actuation and water delivery. In other words, the user must “physically” motion for the flush, which significantly reduces false flushes and saves water.
This “waving” motion also eliminates the fixture from actuating during use, which is more hygienic for the user. This WAVE Technology fits well with the needs of children who require intuitive products inside school restrooms. – TradeArabia News Service
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