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Honeywell's Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent Receives Highest Hail-Resistance Rating From Leading Building Insurer



 Honeywell's Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent Receives Highest Hail-Resistance
                     Rating From Leading Building Insurer

Spray foam roofing formulated with Honeywell blowing agent helps minimize roof
damage from severe hail

PR Newswire

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 12, 2013

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON)
announced today that a spray foam roofing system formulated with Solstice™
Liquid Blowing Agent is the first such system to receive a severe hail rating
from FM Global, one of the world's largest business insurers, through the
insurer's FM Approvals certification program. The roofing system, which was
developed by Ohio-based West Development Group, may reduce insurance premiums
for building owners.

FM Approvals' hail resistance test evaluates the ability of the roof covering
and substrate to resist cracking, puncturing or tearing that can be caused by
hail.  The official definition of severe hail used by the National Weather
Service is hail that measures ¾ inch or greater; however, hail smaller than ¾
inch can still cause damage.

In addition to the severe hail rating, the system met FM Approvals'
requirements for wind-uplift, flammability, leaks, foot traffic, and corrosion
performance.

"FM Approvals' testing and rating demonstrates that spray foam roofing
formulated with Honeywell's Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent is the superior
choice for roofing in areas subject to damaging hail storms such as the
Midwest and southwest U.S.," said Dick West, president of West Development
Group. "We believe spray foam roofing formulated using Solstice Liquid Blowing
Agent represents a step change compared with other spray foam roofing systems,
which may not withstand the most severe hail storms."

The nation's annual average loss from hail damages to property is $852
million, and the average number of hail-related catastrophes is 15 per year,
according to the Illinois State Water Survey.

Blowing agents allow closed-cell spray foam insulation to expand and provide
the majority of the foam's excellent insulating properties. Solstice Liquid
Blowing Agent, also known as Solstice LBA, is a next-generation blowing agent
with a global warming potential of 1, significantly lower than
hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) blowing agents. Solstice LBA is nonflammable, has
received EPA approval under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP)
Program and is not a volatile organic compound.

"Solstice LBA delivers the optimal combination of performance, environmental
benefits, safety and cost effectiveness," said Sanjeev Rastogi, business
director, Honeywell Fluorine Products. "We continue to see strong interest and
adoption of this new blowing agent in applications ranging from spray foam to
appliance insulation."

Spray foam roofing systems save energy, resist high winds, and protect the
substrate against damage from hail and wind driven projectiles. Spray foam
roofing systems have proven durable during recent hurricanes, hail storms, and
other severe weather conditions. 

In addition to Solstice LBA, Honeywell's family of Solstice-branded products
includes stationary and mobile refrigerants, gaseous blowing agents,
propellants, and solvents based on Honeywell's new hydrofluoro-olefin
technology that helps customers lower their carbon footprint without
sacrificing end-product performance.

The products have been developed and are being commercialized by Honeywell's
Fluorine Products business, a leader in the manufacture and supply of zero
ozone-depleting refrigerants used by top air-conditioning and refrigeration
makers worldwide, and blowing agents for energy-efficient foam insulation, as
well as hydrofluoric acid and precursors for nuclear fuel.

To learn more about Solstice LBA, visit www.honeywell-solsticelba.com.

Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies is a global leader in
developing and manufacturing advanced materials and process technologies.
These materials and technologies are used by people every day in a wide range
of industries and applications, from petroleum refining to environmentally
friendlier refrigerants to bullet-resistant vests. Our advanced materials are
critical in the manufacture of products ranging from nylon to computer chips
to pharmaceutical packaging. Process technologies developed by our UOP
business form the foundation for most of the world's refiners, efficiently
producing gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and petrochemicals. UOP is now pioneering
technology to produce real fuels from renewable energy sources.

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and
manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and
services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry;
turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J.,
Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock
Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit
www.honeywellnow.com.

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statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that
address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends,
expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are
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and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their
perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions,
expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate.
The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a
number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to
economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our
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statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results,
developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such
forward-looking statements. 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.

SOURCE Honeywell

Website: http://www.honeywell.com
Contact: Jeannine Sohayda, 973-455-2706, jeannine.sohayda@honeywell.com
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