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FLUSHMATE’S redesigned flush-valve cartridge provides quiter actuation and less handle torque

Paul DeBoo (847) 671-4300 or James Nowakowski (847) 358-4848

Franklin Park, IL - FLUSHMATE® announces the availability of its new flush-valve cartridge that was designed to be quieter and require less handle torque than previous generations. The user will experience a much more conventional feel.

The new cartridge significantly reduces the actuation force required to flush, (1.5 lbs.), bringing it more in line with traditional gravity-fed units (3.5 lbs.). As a result, handle kickback has been minimized, extending the life of the assembly, and overall operation is much quieter due to a more "fluid" actuation.

“Often, people don't appreciate subtle changes that manufacturers make in products, but in this case, our continuous improvement will be noticed by all customers who utilize this product,” said Scott Riggs, FLUSHMATE Consumer Service Manager. “Our commitment to customer satisfaction is ongoing, and lately, we've been hearing from our customers on the need for a more conventional feel to the handle mechanism. So we gave it to them.”

To ensure compatible retrofit and long-term reliability, the newly designed cartridge has been tested in all of FLUSHMATE's production models, including all previous FLUSHMATE series and on both pushbutton and trip-level fixtures. The new flush-valve cartridge also passed a battery of testing processes (including component durability, accelerated life cycle, abusive chemicals and variant water pressure, et cetera) and several months of field testing in various residential and commercial applications in a broad variety of climates and conditions across the country.

For simple identification, the new flush-valve cartridge is differentiated with a high-contrast actuator cap instead of the original white/off-white actuator cap. The new actuator cap is black, as depicted in the photo. This new cartridge is the standard replacement for all existing FLUSHMATE systems.

As a supplier to leading toilet manufacturers, FLUSHMATE technology has been embraced in both commercial and residential marketplaces due to its superior performance and ability to conserve more water than any other water closet flushing mechanism.

FLUSHMATE®, headquartered in New Hudson, Michigan, manufactures FLUSHMATE Operating Systems at their state of the art design and manufacturing facility and has been ISO-9001 certified since 1994. FLUSHMATE is a division of Sloan Valve Company in Franklin Park, IL. Sloan has been in operation since 1906, and produces plumbing products for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide.

For more information about FLUSHMATE, contact: Sloan FLUSHMATE Division, 10500 Seymour Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131. Phone: 800-580-7141 US or Canada or 847-671-4300 International or visit FLUSHMATE at