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KOHLER, Wis. – Feb. 8, 2012 –Well known in the industry for always pursuing the leading edge of technology and design, Kohler Co. introduces the Cimarron toilet with AquaPiston technology at the 2012 International Builders’ Show.

The AquaPiston is a patented flush engine for gravity-fed toilets that features a canister design for enhanced flushing performance. This flushing device provides a fast, powerful and clean flush.

“When you think about efficiency, it’s about less hassle, more accuracy, better performance. We want the same in our toilets – less maintenance, a cleaner bowl and overall better performance,” says Brian Hedlund, senior product manager of sanitary marketing for Kohler Co. “The new Cimarron toilet with AquaPiston technology offers that efficiency.”

AquaPiston vs. Traditional Flappers
Traditional flappers operate on a hinge, only partially opening upon actuation – limiting their flushing power. The AquaPiston canister lifts completely off the outlet valve, releasing water from 360 degrees around it rushing into the system. The result is Kohler’s most powerful gravity-fed flush that virtually eliminates plugging and makes for a longer rinse and cleaner bowl.

To meet ADA code requirements, a toilet must actuate with five pounds or less of pressure. AquaPiston needs only about two pounds of pressure to actuate, allowing an easy flush – a great benefit for households with small children, elderly or those with physical limitations.

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About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, tile and home interiors, and an international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

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