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Honeywell's Spectra® Fiber Strengthens High-Performance Fishing Line from Innovative Textiles

September 06, 2006

Honeywell's Spectra® Fiber Strengthens High-Performance Fishing Line from Innovative Textiles

Unique properties make new superlines' ideal for deep sea and fresh water environments.MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 6, 2006: Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today its Spectra ® fiber will help strengthen high-performance fishing line from Innovative Textiles, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of ultra-high-strength and small-diameter braided lines.Using its proprietary braiding technology, Innovative Textiles incorporates Spectra fiber into its Power Pro ® premium fishing line. Spectra fiber makes the fishing line easier to use, cast more smoothly, and last longer. The long-term supply contract is expected to be worth $45 million."Spectra fiber is clearly one of the best materials for fishing lines, and results in a highly durable and abrasion-resistant product," said Konrad Krauland, president of Innovative Textiles. "We are pleased to offer some of the best performing lines to the world's most discerning anglers."Spectra fiber's unique properties make it ideal for both deep sea and fresh water environments. The material is made of polyethylene and has one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios of any synthetic fiber, including nylon, polyester and aramid. Its extra-thin diameter makes it up to four to five times smaller than equivalent strength nylon monofilament. Spectra fiber is ten times stronger than steel on a weight basis, yet light enough to float.Commonly referred to as "superlines," low-stretch, small-diameter fishing lines, such as Power Pro, have grown dramatically in popularity during the past decade.Innovative Textiles is based in Grand Junction, Colo."Spectra fiber creates incredibly strong line while providing high sensitivity for easy transmission of even the slightest strike," said Carleton Rowsey, Spectra fishing line marketing manager for Honeywell. "Premium fishing line applications are excellent examples of the innovation behind Spectra fiber. It has a long history of standing up to the extreme challenges of rope, cordage, fishing line and other maritime and deep-water applications due to its strength, durability and lightweight properties."Honeywell International is a $30 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 www.honeywell.com.Honeywell Specialty Materials, based in Morristown, N.J., is a $4.5 billion, global leader in providing customers with high-performance specialty materials, including fluorine products; specialty films and additives; advanced fibers and composites; intermediates; specialty chemicals; electronic materials and chemicals; and technologies and materials for petroleum refining.This report contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management's assumptions and assessments in light of past experience and trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other relevant factors. They are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by our forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements are also subject to risks and uncertainties, which can affect our performance in both the near- and long-term. We identify the principal risks and uncertainties that affect our performance in our Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.