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Honeywell Will Supply Quality Control and Web Imaging System to Swedish Paper Mill

October 292004
New System will Control one of World's Largest Paper Production Lines

PHOENIX, Oct. 28, 2004 - Honeywell (NYSE:HON) has received an order to provide a quality control and a web defect detection system to Stora Enso's paper mill in Kvarnsveden, Sweden. The systems will improve production efficiency and paper quality at the mill. Honeywell will supply and install three Da Vinci(tm) quality control systems and four Web Imaging Systems (WIS) for the mill's new production line. The production line is scheduled for startup in the autumn of 2005 and will be one of the largest in the world, producing high-quality magazine paper at a speed of two kilometers per minute. The Da Vinci system measures basis weight, caliper, moisture, ash, gloss and color at the paper machine and at the two supercalenders. Exceptional scanning speed and cross-directional (CD) profile resolution of the Honeywell sensors ensure excellent quality control results despite the high production speed and the 10.4 meter web width.

The Honeywell WIS system, powered by Cognex machine vision technology, detects and classifies even the slightest defects in the paper web. The system locates the defects and automatically stops the winder at a selected defect, thus enabling it to be quickly eliminated from the web. Efficient web defect management will minimize waste, reduce the number of web breaks and improve paper quality for end-customers. "Our control solutions combine paper-making expertise and in-depth knowledge of paper properties with the latest sensor technology," says Timo Saarelainen, director of Honeywell's Center of Excellence Finland. "This project is an excellent example of our efforts to create sensor-based solutions driven by the very latest technology that help our clients manage their paper production in non-conventional ways." Kvarnsveden Mill is part of Stora Enso's Paper product area. Today the mill has an annual production capacity of approximately 700,000 tons of newsprint, improved newsprint and uncoated magazine paper. With the new production line the total capacity will exceed one million tons per year.

Honeywell International is a diversified technology and manufacturing leader based in Morris Township, N.J. With 2002 revenues of $23 billion, the company serves customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; specialty chemicals; fibers; and electronic and advanced materials. The company's shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. Honeywell is one of the 30 stocks that comprise the Dow Jones Industrial Average; it 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.acs.honeywell.com.

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