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Honeywell's Spectra Shield® Composite to Armor 164 U.S. Marine Sea Knight Helicopters

November 16, 2005

Honeywell's Spectra Shield® Composite to Armor 164 U.S. Marine Sea Knight Helicopters

High Performance Composite to be used by ArmorWorks in Light Weight Armor Replacement System (LWARS) kits.Morris Township, N.J., Nov. 16, 2005: Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today its Spectra Shield ® composite material is being used to armor 164 U.S. Marine Corps Sea Knight helicopters.ArmorWorks, a provider of armor technology for U.S. military applications and companies worldwide, is using the material in Light Weight Armor Replacement System (LWARS) kits for the helicopters, which are used by the Marine Corps to provide all-weather, day-or-night assault transport of combat troops, supplies and equipment."Spectra Shield composite is ideal for this vehicle armoring due to its excellent overall performance," said Bill Perciballi, president and founder of ArmorWorks. "It boasts outstanding impact resistance, complements other ballistic materials, and easily conforms to the irregular contours of both small and large vehicles.""ArmorWorks is among the leaders in designing cutting-edge, proven specialty armoring for military and high-performance applications," said Anne C. Cook, segment leader for Honeywell's Advanced Fibers and Composites business. "Spectra Shield has answered the call for a wide range of anti-ballistic applications due its inherent strength, durability and lightweight properties."ArmorWorks chose to incorporate Spectra Shield in the LWARS kits because of its ballistic performance, superior strength-to-weight ratio, exceptional vibration damping, flex fatigue and internal fiber-friction characteristics, and low dielectric constant, which makes it virtually transparent to radar. ArmorWorks, which is producing the kits at is manufacturing facility in Tempe, Ariz., expects to complete the project in December 2005.Spectra Shield is a composite material made with Honeywell's Spectra ® fiber, which has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any synthetic fiber, including nylon, polyester and aramid. Pound for pound, Spectra fiber is 10 times stronger than steel, yet light enough to float.Spectra Shield is currently used in protective armor worn by both military and police personnel worldwide. For the military, the material is a critical component for the small arms protective insert, or SAPI plates. These four-pound plates are designed to stop high-energy rifle rounds, including those from AK-47s, as well as grenade shrapnel. Over the past four years, Honeywell has produced fiber and composite materials that have gone into more than 475,000 vests and plates, the vast majority used for military personnel.Founded in 1996, ArmorWorks designs and produces protective armor using the latest-generation ceramic and composite materials that are objectively evaluated and tested to assure their performance in a variety of environments. For more information, visit International is a $26 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For additional information, please visit Specialty Materials, based in Morristown, N.J., is a global leader in providing customers with high-performance specialty materials, including fluorocarbons, specialty films and additives, advanced fibers and composites, customized research chemicals, and electronic materials and chemicals.This release contains forward-looking statements as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about future business operations, financial performance and market conditions. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties inherent in business forecasts as further described in our filings under the Securities Exchange Act.