Honeywell Introduces Gold Shield® GN-2117 Ballistic Material

Morris Township, N.J.-based Honeywell Specialty Materials, a division of Honeywell International
Inc., has added Gold Shield® GN-2117 ballistic composite material to its Gold Shield line of soft
armor products. The new material, which combines Honeywell’s patented Shield technology with aramid
fiber, incorporates a proprietary resin and coating system that provides improved protection
against bullets and fragments in military and police armor applications. Honeywell reports it is 10
percent lighter than the company’s traditional Gold Flex® material and offers increased surface
durability and chemical resistance, meeting global body armor standards including certification
under the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) new NIJ 0101.06 standard for body armor.

“This new material incorporates state-of-the-art composite technology to help armor
manufacturers achieve a high level of ballistic performance with increased resistance to water, gas
and other environmental conditions,” said Joe Gelo, global business director, Honeywell’s Advanced
Fibers and Composites business. “Honeywell remains committed to continuously improving our
ballistic materials to support the goals of law enforcement and the military, which are to reduce
armor weight and improve protection capabilities.”

July 28, 2009