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HONEYWELL SAFETY PRODUCTS LAUNCHES UVEX LIVEWIRE™ SEALED EYEWEAR FOR EXTREME WORK ENVIRONMENTS

Best-in-class Anti-fog and Anti-scratch Performance Combines with Innovative Custom Fit Technologies to Deliver Superior Eye Protection

2013-09-30

  Honeywell (NYSE: HON) launched today Uvex Livewire™ sealed eyewear for extreme, high-particulate environments. Based on extensive research and fit-testing, the Uvex Livewire precision-engineered frame ensures a superior, gap-free fit that seals out debris, while the high-performance Uvextreme® Plus coating delivers 10 times longer anti-fog protection and two times better scratch resistance than other anti-fog coated lenses. Uvex Livewire is designed to deliver exceptional durability, performance, fit and protection to keep workers safe in the harshest conditions.  

“Extensive customer research indicated that finding safety eyewear that stands up in extreme environments is still a big challenge for safety managers and workers alike,” said David Iannelli, senior product manager for Honeywell Safety Products. “That’s why we developed Uvex Livewire sealed eyewear, which not only protects from all manner of debris but also extreme wind, sun, heat and humidity. With innovations from lens to frame, Uvex Livewire is engineered for the extreme.”

Uvex Livewire lenses feature proprietary Uvextreme Plus anti-fog coating for superior protection that lasts up to 10 times longer than other anti-fog coated lenses, even after extended wear and repeated washing, as well as two times better scratch-resistance than competitive anti-fog coated products for longer lasting lenses. The style is also available with Dura-streme® technology that combines Uvextreme® anti-fog coating on the interior and Ultra-dura® anti-scratch coating on the exterior, for up to three times longer lens life.

The versatile new sealed eyewear can be worn with easy-to-exchange temples or a headband to ensure a secure, sealed fit across applications. A comfortable, custom fit is further delivered through Uvex Livewire’s foam subframe, whose smooth surface and density minimize pressure, and an adjustable, latex-free, flame-resistant cloth headband. Padded temples provide ideal tension and flex, and one-of-a-kind ratcheting temples adjust the lens angle by up to 15 degrees for optimal coverage and air circulation. Precise placement of top and side channels in the frame allow for optimal venting to enhance anti-fog performance while keeping dust and debris out. The style’s streamlined, wraparound design enhances line of sight and accommodates respirators and other PPE, while its low-profile temples fit comfortably with earmuffs.

Uvex Livewire is available in nine specialized lens tints – Clear, Amber, Espresso, Gray, SCT-Reflect 50, SCT-Gray, SCT-Low IR, Shade 3.0 and Shade 5.0 – to perform in nearly any lighting conditions. Frame options include two colors, Matte Black and Silver, and 6-base and 8-base prescription safety frames are available to accommodate workers who require vision correction. The style is 100% dielectric for safe wear in environments where electrical hazards exist. Uvex Livewire meets the ANSI Z87.1-2010 standard as well as the CSA Z94.3 standard, and its lenses provide 99.99% UV protection.

Uvex Livewire sealed eyewear is available now through major safety equipment distributors in the Americas. Contact the Honeywell Safety Products customer care department at 800-430-5490 for more information about Uvex Livewire eyewear and where it may be purchased. Uvex brand safety eyewear is offered for sale by Honeywell Safety Products exclusively in the Americas. More information about the complete family of Uvex safety eyewear is available at www.uvex.us.

 

About Uvex
Uvex is the world’s top-selling protective eyewear brand. Through high-performing products, Uvex is the eye and face protection brand that inspires people to heighten awareness, increase productivity and foster a culture of safety in the workplace. For more than 60 years, Uvex has delivered the most advanced coatings, styles and materials to protect workers in every industry. Its commitment to rigorous testing and extensive research and development ensures that every Uvex style meets or exceeds industry safety standards while delivering unparalleled comfort. For more information please visit http://www.uvex.us or become a fan of Uvex at www.facebook.com/UvexByHoneywell.

 

About Honeywell Safety Products
Honeywell Safety Products (HSP), a global manufacturer of leading personal protective equipment (PPE) and provider of safety solutions, helps company employees make safer decisions on their own and build an enduring culture of safety. With world class brands such as Honeywell®, Uvex®, North®, Howard Leight®, Miller®, Fibre-Metal® and Servus®, HSP offers a full range of quality PPE, including: protective clothing; fall and hearing protection products; solutions that protect hands, head, feet, eyes and face; along with respiratory, welding, first-aid, lockout/tagout and traffic safety equipment. Lead them to safety—visit www.honeywellsafety.com/culture to learn more.

 

About Honeywell
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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For additional Uvex product information contact:

Honeywell Safety Products Customer Care

900 Douglas Pike

Smithfield, R.I. 02917

800-430-5490 (USA)

www.uvex.us