September 11, 2012

HONEYWELL introduces new AFTERMARKET brake pad

Combining dust and noise reduction with a clean white appearance, JURID® WHITE brake pads offer the next-gen solution in comfort without performance compromise

FRANKFURT Germany, 11 Sept., 2012 – Today, Honeywell (NYSE: HON), one of the world’s leading friction materials manufacturers, launched JURID® WHITE,  its first range of high dust reduction brake pads for the aftermarket at the 2012 Automechanika. Honeywell’s JURID® WHITE brake pads offer improved dust-generation reduction, noise reduction and a sparkling appearance of the rim while still keeping a high friction coefficient for safe braking. The debut highlights a step forward in the development of aftermarket brake pads from the long-time supplier of first-class original equipment friction materials.

A minimum of brake dust for a shining rim
The new JURID® WHITE brake pads utilize optimized friction materials to greatly reduce wheel dust generation, keeping aluminum and chrome rims dazzling.  In fact, these are the only ceramic pads to incorporate the Original Equipment homologations that Honeywell has employed in NAO and Hybrid brake pads used for several VW and BMW applications in the United States.

“We made sure the JURID® WHITE brake pads offered the highest value possible to our demanding customers with the incorporation of the top-quality standards and know-how Honeywell applies in original equipment applications,” says Olivier Rabiller, Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell Transportation Systems Aftermarket.
 
The improved formula does not contain any steel fibers or any abrasive particles. The innovative composition instead, uses modern ceramic compounds which lead to significant improvements in dust reduction, as well as pad and disc life.

Outstanding noise reduction
With a track record of enhancing vehicle performance, efficiency, and appearance through state-of-the-art technologies, Honeywell has developed a brake pad aimed at being the quietest on the market. The JURID® WHITE brake pads were put through rigorous tests, such as the SAE J 2521 noise test, proving to be among the world’s best for noise levels and driver comfort.

The ultra-low noise levels of these new brake pads were achieved with the integration of top-quality shims, chamfers and slots as they minimize harmonic pad vibration, a leading cause of squeal. In addition to this, the new chamfers and slots modify the friction surface and vary the vibration frequency permitting a smoother interaction with the disc.

In addition, the new JURID® WHITE brake pads come in a sleek white case, highlighting its premium appearance while enhancing brand recognition through the highest visual quality standard. The packaging of the JURID® WHITE brake pads foreshadow the intricate attention to detail of Honeywell’s new pads.
“At the end of the day it’s all about the complete package: short stopping distance, very silent braking, long life and sparkling rims,” says Rabiller.
Several BMW applications will be the first placing of JURID® WHITE brake pads available for garages and wholesalers. Honeywell expects to complete the roll-out of the new by mid-year 2013.

About Honeywell Friction Materials
Honeywell Friction Materials is one of the leading automotive suppliers of brake friction material in the world, and is a business unit of Honeywell Transportation Systems, which also consists of Turbo Technologies. As a leading automotive supplier, Honeywell Transportation Systems enhances vehicle performance, efficiency and appearance through state-of-the-art technologies, world-class brands, and global solutions tailored for its automotive customers around the world.

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.

This release contains forward-looking statements as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about future business operations, financial performance and market conditions.  Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties inherent in business forecasts as further described in our filings under the Securities Exchange Act.


Media Contacts:
Astrid Hoffmann-Leist
Honeywell Friction Materials
+ 49 40 7271 2694
astrid.hoffmann@honeywell.com

Nana Amoah
Weber Shandwick
+ 32 2 894 90 13
namoah@webershandwick.com

Honeywell Aftermarket Europe GmbH
Am Ochsenwald 4
66539 Neunkirchen, Germany

Managing Director: Miquel Tintoré, Thomas Bender


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