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    Honeywell Introduces New Earplug Dispenser Featuring Antimicrobial Protection

    Antimicrobial additive on shared surfaces makes earplug dispensing cleaner

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 25, 2021 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a new earplug dispenser treated with an antimicrobial additive to help meet operations’ safety needs as employees return to job sites.

    The Honeywell HL400 Antimicrobial-Protected Dispenser has a built-in antimicrobial additive that releases slowly and prevents the growth of microbes that may degrade the integrity of the dispenser. The new earplug dispenser is helping employers and job sites benefit from durably cleaner surfaces, including the turn knob and catch tray, thus reducing the need for individual product packaging.

    The antimicrobial agent is added to the resin as the parts of the dispensers are being molded and releases slowly over time, making the surfaces cleaner.

    “Worker safety is at the heart of everything we do, and we are offering workers a cleaner method for getting their hearing protection,” says Marc Kirsch, product manager for hearing protection, Honeywell. “We treated the shared-use parts of the dispenser with silver ions to provide operations and workers with an enhanced level of cleanliness in the workplace. This helps companies implement more stringent cleaning protocols at their job sites.”

    Honeywell antimicrobial-protected earplug dispensers give workers convenient and quick access to their hearing protection. The dispensers provide earplugs individually, and due to the specially created design, all earplugs will sit in the tray, reducing waste and driving cost savings.

    The new dispensers are easy to install, use, refill and are compatible with all Howard Leight™ foam earplugs, including MAX®, MAXLite®, Laser Lite®, FirmFit®, and Xtreme®.  They can be wall-mounted or placed on flat, level surfaces such as countertops.

    The device can be placed on flat surfaces and is easy to install, which eliminates the need to drill new holes. It features a durable, recyclable plastic canister with multiple earplug refill options.

    About Honeywell

    Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS) provides products, software and connected solutions that improve workplace safety, productivity 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. For more information, please visit sps.honeywell.com

    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

    Eric Krantz

    Safety and Productivity Solutions