Press Release:
New Uvex Hydroshield™ Lens Coating from Honeywell Delivers Revolutionary Anti-Fog and Scratch Resistance Results

2015-04-06

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today introduced Uvex HydroShield anti-fog lens coating, a groundbreaking technology that delivers up to 60 times longer fog-free protection and two times greater scratch resistance than competitive anti-fog coated products.* The coating's superior anti-fog performance improves worker safety and productivity while its anti-scratch properties extend lens life.

    "Fogging is the number one challenge workers face with safety eyewear. Obscured vision from foggy lenses leads workers to remove eyewear and wipe lenses clear - exposing them to potentially serious injury and reducing productivity," said David Iannelli, senior product manager for Honeywell Safety Products. "With Uvex HydroShield, individuals can work fog-free longer than ever before, helping them stay safe and focused on the task at hand."

    Available on four top-selling Uvex® eye protection products, HydroShield coating is permanently bonded to the lens and will not wear off after extended wear or repeated cleanings. For a video illustrating the coating's revolutionary performance and to request a sample, please visit uvex.us/HydroShield.  

    Uvex HydroShield coating is available on select Uvex products including Genesis®, Genesis XC®, and Protégé® safety glasses and Stealth®  safety goggles, all of which meet the highest standards for optical clarity and impact resistance, including the ANSI Z87.1-2010 and CSA Z94.3 standards. Genesis, Genesis XC and Protégé also meet the U.S. military ballistic impact resistance requirements for eyewear (MIL-PRF-31013, CLAUSE 3.5.1.1). Additional Uvex products will be available with HydroShield coating throughout 2015. 

    HydroShield was tested under the most stringent anti-fog standard in the world, the European EN 166/168 standard for personal eye protection. Under this test, a lens is soaked in water for two hours to simulate the cumulative moisture that lenses are subjected to over time from sweat, washing and work environments. After the lens dries, it is sprayed with steam and the time-to-fog is measured. During the test, HydroShield coated lenses remained fog-free for more than two minutes, outperforming lenses with competitive coatings, which fogged in a median time of less than two seconds.

    HydroShield anti-fog coated 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 HydroShield coated 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.

 

*Comparative lens life test performed using a Bayer Abrasion Test method and may vary between environment and application. Anti-fog performance based on independent lab test results when compared to median test results of competitive anti-fog coated products under EN166 and EN168 testing standards. 

 

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. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

 

For additional information contact:

Honeywell Safety Products

900 Douglas Pike

Smithfield, R.I. 02917

800-430-5490 (US)

888-212-7233 (Canada)

www.uvex.us

 

Holly Wolfe

Holly Wolfe PR, for Uvex®

603-781-5430

holly@hollywolfepr.com