Four New Honeywell Safety Products Win Prestigious iF Design Awards for Innovation, User Design

    SMITHFIELD, R.I., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that four of its safety products have won 2017 iF Design Awards in recognition of their outstanding innovation and user-focused design.


    An independent jury of 58 design experts selected Honeywell Industrial Safety's BW Clip4 portable gas detector, the Sensepoint XCL and XRL fixed gas detectors and the Honeywell Mad Air respirator for 2017 product design awards as part of the iF International Forum (iF) Design competition.

    The Honeywell products, from among a field of more than 5,500 entries from 59 countries, won based on their innovation, usability, ergonomic design and design quality, as well as aesthetic and emotional appeal.

    "Developing innovative new products has long been Honeywell's strength, but these prestigious awards show that our product design is also world-class," said John Montigny, president, Honeywell Industrial Safety, a global leader in safety technology and personal protective equipment. "These products help address real-world safety issues faced by customers, whether in a commercial, industrial or consumer setting."

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

    "The strength of these products is that they were all designed with a clear understanding of the challenges faced by the people who use them," said Rob Strong, head of design for Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS). "Our commitment to using Honeywell User Experience design principles &endash; which put customer problems at the center of the design process -- is helping us deliver new products that showcase innovation, design elegance and ease-of-use."

    Winning products from Honeywell Industrial Safety are:

    BW Clip4 &endash; a portable multi-gas detector for workers in extreme environments; designed to be low-maintenance and work continuously for up to two years; features a simplified user interface.

    Sensepoint XCL &endash; available in April, a smart gas detector that monitors for hazardous gases; designed for a broad range of commercial facilities, which can be set up, maintained and managed with a smartphone and downloadable app.

    Sensepoint XRL &endash; available in May, offers the same functionality and ease-of-use as the XCL but features a more rugged design for use in industrial facilities.

    Mad Air Respirator &endash; available in June in China, this smart electronic dust mask has a sensor and active air supply fan to adjust air volume to a user's breathing pattern.

    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 (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, cars, homes and buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

    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 XtraTuf' and Muck Boot' brand footwear.

    Mark Hamel

    Safety and Productivity Solutions