HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microban International, Ltd., the global leader in built-in antimicrobial product protection, is pleased to announce their partnership with Moen Inc., the #1 faucet brand in North America. In March 2013, Moen will launch two new faucets featuring Microban antimicrobial technology. High moisture areas such as kitchens and bathrooms are hot spots for the growth of microbes. Microban antimicrobial protection will be added into select Moen bath and kitchen faucet finishes to inhibit the growth of damaging bacteria. Microban technologies are engineered to work continuously even between cleanings and won't wash off or wear away. "Microban antimicrobial protection helps protect the products of leading manufacturers around the world," says Kevin Parrish, VP Business Development for Microban International. "We're pleased to add Moen faucets to the more than 1,000 products we help make easier to clean and keep cleaner for longer." The Ashville Centerset bath faucet for $99 and the Walden 1 handle kitchen faucet with Sidespray for $159 will be the first products from Moen with Microban technology to hit the market. Sold exclusively at The Home Depot, Ashville's classic elements flow organically into each other to create a sleek and timeless style. Walden is a classic traditional style inspired by highly functional early American country farmhouse fixtures and furnishings. Both products will be available in March 2013. For more information on these products, visit www.moen.com. About MicrobanMicroban International, Ltd. is a global technology and marketing company dedicated to enhancing high quality consumer, industrial and medical products with branded built-in protection from microbes. Microban International licenses the Microban® global brand name, sells custom-engineered compounds, and provides a range of services, including regulatory and marketing support. The Microban® brand promises continuous and durable antimicrobial product protection, built-in during manufacture to not wear out for the useful life of the product. Microban International is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Microban, please contact (704) 875-0806 or visit www.microban.com. About MoenAs the #1 faucet brand in North America, Moen offers a diverse selection of thoughtfully designed kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads, accessories, bath safety products and kitchen sinks for residential applications – each delivering the best possible combination of meaningful innovation, useful features, on-trend styling and lasting value. In addition, Moen® Commercial offers superior performing products that deliver lower lifetime costs for today's facilities. Moen has worked diligently to support, promote and advance sustainability within the organization and the plumbing industry. The company has been recognized with the 2011 EPA WaterSense® Excellence Award, as well as the 2010 EPA WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year Award, for its work to protect the future of our nation's water supply through the introduction and ongoing support of water-efficient products, programs and practices, while keeping consumers' needs top-of-mind.