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Ideal Standard Launches New Melange High Spout basin mixer

Ideal Standard, leading provider of innovative and design-­‐driven kitchen and bathroom solutions, has extended its Melange brassware range with the addition of two Melange High Spout Basin Mixers.

Designed to sit between a basin mixer and tall vessel basin in the range, the new high ‘comfort’ spout is designed to give a greater clearance between the outlet and the basin, making hand washing easier. They were also designed easy fix installation in mind, enabling quick and effortless installation using only one hand under the basin.

With an extremely durable mixer body made of strong and durable brass, the Melange High Spout Basin Mixer tap is ideal for a wide-­variety of specifications. It features an extra thick nickel and chromium finish that offers elegant style in terms of look, feel and design; whilst also ensuring practicability through offering both scratch-­resistance and resistance to corrosion and peeling.

The Melange High Spout Basin Mixer also features Ideal Standard Click technology, which gives easier control over how much water you use. The user simply moves the lever right until they feel a slight resistance, which indicates they are using 50% flow. Moving the lever beyond the resistance allows up to 100% flow to be obtained. This 50% flow rate is ideal for brushing teeth or rinsing hands and significantly reduces the amount of water used.

The new High Spout Basin Mixers also allow the hot water temperature to be limited and reduce the possibility of scalding. An adjustable mechanical stop with seven steps, as fitted to most Ideal Standard basin mixers, limits movement of the lever in the hot direction and can be set during fitting for that particular installation.

Key Features:

  • Water-saving Ceramic Disc technology, offering very precise control of flow rate from fully-open to fully-closed.
  • Multiport cartridge allows smoother, more sensitive handle control even at higher pressure.
  • Low Lead brass body.
  • Click cartridge to reduce water use.
  • Quick and easy fix one-handed installation.
  • Offered in two versions: both with and without waste (A6041AA and A6042AA).

Richard Farrow, Fittings Product Manager, Ideal Standard, comments: “Melange is positioned towards the top of the Ideal Standard ranges of brassware and with a wide range of products it offers the superb combination of being beautiful to look at, a joy to use and a delight to touch.

“The Melange brassware range has been very well received since it was introduced in 2007 and the addition of the High Spout Basin Mixer complements the existing offer with a stylish and exciting addition that has the added benefit of quick and easy fix installation. Further range extensions can be expected next year.

“It also incorporates Ideal Standard’s industry-leading Ceramic disc technology, which gives very precise control of the flow rate whilst ensuring reliable drip free operation for many years. With this technology water wastage through dripping is prevented and the hassle of changing tap washers is history. As pressure increases on us all to use less water this is a notable feature, especially as a dripping tap that that wastes 1 litre of water per hour is equivalent to wasting 1460 full WC flushes a year!”

The Melange High Spout Basin Mixer carries the European Water Label, which Ideal Standard is introducing across its entire range – a single label across Europe which clearly shows the volume of water that the tap will consume per minute if installed correctly and in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, and offers an actual performance band per product.