Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced that three of its safety products have won 2018 iF Design Awards in recognition of their outstanding innovation and user-focused design.

An independent jury of 63 design experts from 20 countries selected Honeywell’s Indoor Air Quality Detector, Aircore H2 safety harness and RAEGuard 3 fixed gas detector for 2018 product design awards as part of the annual iF International Forum (iF) Design competition. The Honeywell products, designed for customers in China, won based on their innovation, usability, ergonomic design and design quality, as well as aesthetic and emotional appeal.

“Honeywell has a long history of innovation, but we also design our products to be functional and easy to use because of our commitment to our design principles,” said Edukondalu Yarlagadda, Global Engineering  Director, Honeywell Industrial Safety. “Our design teams in China conducted extensive customer research to ensure these devices met the expectations of users – whether in the home or in a commercial or industrial setting. Our design approach helps ensure we understand and solve the challenges customers face.”

The iF Design Award competition is among the most prestigious and largest in the world. Held annually since 1953, it attracts thousands of entries to select the world’s best products for their exceptional design.

Winning products from Honeywell Industrial Safety are:

Indoor Air Quality Detector (IAQ) – tracks and monitors indoor air quality with industrial grade sensors and advanced algorithms. The IAQ tracks dust particles, carbon monoxide levels, volatile organic compounds as well as termperature and humidity. It features an iconic, round design and an intuitive user interface.
Aircore H2 – designed for workers in wind energy,  the Aircore H2 safety harness is light to reduce fatigue, features superior ergonomic fit for Asian users and multi-point adjustment for comfort. Its replaceable Honeywell lumbar technology provides extra durability to protect workers’ back and waist in harsh conditions. Well-designed indications make it intuitive to wear and use.

RAEGuard 3 – heavy-duty, explosion-proof, fixed gas detector designed to be used in extremely harsh and hazardous environments. Designed for quick, easy installation and maintenance, the detector can be attached to a wide range of pipes, fixtures, fittings and walls.

Honeywell Industrial Safety, part of the company’s Safety and Productivity Solutions group, is an industry leader in safety and personal protective equipment to help organizations manage workplace safety. Its broad product portfolio includes personal protection gear for a worker’s eyes, ears, head and hands, respiratory protection, first responder gear, gas monitoring detectors and fall protection solutions.

Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS) provides products, software and connected solutions that improve productivity, workplace safety and asset performance for our customers across the globe. We deliver on this promise through industry-leading mobile devices, software, cloud technology and automation solutions, the broadest range of personal protective equipment and gas detection technology, and custom-engineered sensors, switches and controls. We also manufacture and sell a broad portfolio of footwear for work, play and outdoor activities, including XtraTufTM and Muck BootTM brand footwear.  

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