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Honeywell Awarded Contract With OMNOVA Solutions Inc. to Upgrade Chemical and Polymer Process Control Systems

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PHOENIX, Jan. 31, 2005 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today it has been awarded a contract with Fairlawn, Ohio-based OMNOVA Solutions Inc. to upgrade the specialty chemical and polymer producer’s process control systems. Honeywell will replace OMNOVA’s aging legacy systems at its performance chemicals facilities with Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS). OMNOVA’s Green Bay, Wis., plant is the first of five sites to undergo the upgrade.

“OMNOVA chose to partner with Honeywell because of its understanding of the chemicals industry as well as its technical expertise and responsiveness. We assessed Honeywell's Experion PKS solution for its ability to provide the control, batch and data management features required to meet the business needs of our chemical operations,” said Kathy Vanderheyden, director of operations at OMNOVA Solutions' Green Bay plant.

“OMNOVA’s choice to replace various competitor legacy systems with Experion is a strong endorsement that Honeywell is a leading producer of automation and manufacturing platforms for large bulk chemical production, as well as specialty chemicals and polymers manufacturing,” Zak Alzein, Global Business Director for Honeywell Process Solutions’ Chemicals Business. “We’re excited to partner with OMNOVA to improve their automation systems and enable manufacturing excellence going forward.”

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. is a technology-based company and an innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals and decorative and functional surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential end uses. Its polymers and specialty chemicals add performance features to products such as coated paper, carpeting and textiles. The company will use Experion to connect its employees with its process, business and asset management functions. Experion integrates an advanced automation platform with innovative software applications to help manufacturers increase profitability and productivity.

For more information on OMNOVA Solutions, please visit www.OMNOVA.com.

Honeywell International is a $26 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com. Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry. For more information about Process Solutions, access www.honeywell.com/ps.
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