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New Uvex Instinct™ safety eyewear from Honeywell combines maximum impact protection, advanced coatings and premium adjustability

June 16, 2014
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Uvex InstinctHoneywell (NYSE: HON) has launched Uvex Instinct™ safety eyewear, combining military-grade impact resistance, market-leading lens coatings and premium adjustability to protect workers in virtually any environment. The sleek new style meets the U.S. military ballistic impact resistance requirement for eyewear, while advanced anti-fog and anti-scratch lens coatings significantly extend visibility and lens life. The eyewear’s lightweight design includes a variety of comfort features and adjustments to ensure a secure fit. Uvex Instinct delivers the superior protection, performance and comfort required to stand up in the most demanding environments.

“Finding eyewear that does it all – without compromising comfort and style – is a big challenge for safety managers,” said David Iannelli, senior product manager for Honeywell Safety Products. “We designed Uvex Instinct to stand up in environments where high impact hazards, extreme dirt and intense humidity are all factors, and to deliver the custom fit and style that workers won’t want to take off.”

The new eyewear is certified to meet not only the ANSI Z87.1-2010 and CSA Z94.3 standards for impact protection, but also MIL-PRF-31013, CLAUSE 3.5.1.1 to provide maximum impact resistance. Uvex Instinct lenses are available with Uvextreme® Plus anti-fog coating to deliver 10 times longer anti-fog protection and two times greater scratch resistance than other anti-fog coated lenses for high performance in hot, humid and dirty environments.* Lenses are also available with advanced Supra-Dura™ anti-scratch coating, which lasts five times longer than competing coatings, extending lens life in rugged, high-particulate environments. With seven available lens tints – Clear, Gray, Amber, Blue Mirror, SCT-Reflect 50, SCT-Gray and SCT- Low IR – Uvex Instinct is versatile enough to meet the needs of nearly any lighting application.

The eyewear’s dual seven-base wraparound design affords uncompromised peripheral vision, while innovative ratcheting temples adjust lens inclination up to 15 degrees for a customized fit. The fully-integrated, cushioned browguard comfortably diffuses and deflects impact energy, while soft, flexible fingers on the nosepiece minimize slippage. Slim, curved temples provide a secure fit with minimal tension around the ears while padded temple tips cushion the delicate areas above and behind the ear for added comfort and retention.

Uvex Instinct safety eyewear is available now through major safety equipment distributors in the Americas. Contact the Honeywell Safety Products customer care department at 800-430-5490 for more information about Uvex Instinct eyewear and where it may be purchased. Uvex brand safety eyewear is offered for sale by Honeywell Safety Products exclusively in the Americas. More information about the complete family of Uvex safety eyewear is available at www.uvex.us.

*Comparative lens life test performed using a Bayer Abrasion Test method and may vary between environment and application. Anti-fog performance based on independent lab test results. 

About Uvex

Uvex is the world’s top-selling protective eyewear brand. Through high-performing products, Uvex is the eye and face protection brand that inspires people to heighten awareness, increase productivity and foster a culture of safety in the workplace. For more than 60 years, Uvex has delivered the most advanced coatings, styles and materials to protect workers in every industry. Its commitment to rigorous testing and extensive research and development ensures that every Uvex style meets or exceeds industry safety standards while delivering unparalleled comfort. For more information please visit http://www.uvex.us or become a fan of Uvex at www.facebook.com/UvexByHoneywell.

About Honeywell Safety Products

Honeywell Safety Products (HSP), a global manufacturer of leading personal protective equipment (PPE) and provider of safety solutions, helps company employees make safer decisions on their own and build an enduring culture of safety. With world class brands such as Honeywell®, Uvex®, North®, Howard Leight®, Miller®, Fibre-Metal® and Servus®, HSP offers a full range of quality PPE, including: protective clothing; fall and hearing protection products; solutions that protect hands, head, feet, eyes and face; along with respiratory, welding, first-aid, lockout/tagout and traffic safety equipment. Lead them to safety—visit www.honeywellsafety.com/culture to learn more.

About Honeywell

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

For additional Uvex product information contact:

Honeywell Safety Products Customer Care
900 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, R.I. 02917
800-430-5490 (USA)

 www.uvex.us

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