Honeywell introduced its Gold Shield ballistic material with improved ability to stop bullets and fragments in military and police armor applications. The ballistic material, Honeywell Gold Shield GN-2117, has demonstrated up to a 10 percent weight reduction when compared to Honeywell's traditional Gold Flex material, which is also used in soft armor applications. The product also provides increased surface durability and chemical resistance, allowing it to meet the toughest global body armor standards for military and law enforcement applications. Gold Shield GN-2117 builds on Honeywell's Gold Flex ballistic material, a soft armor material that combines Honeywell's Shield technology with aramid fiber. The Gold Shield GN-2117 incorporates a resin and coating system, which provides its increased environmental and chemical resistance, as well as improved fragment protection. This technology helps Gold Shield GN-2117 meet the most stringent global body armor standards, including those of the National Institute of Justice. Multiple vest models containing Gold Shield GN-2117 have successfully completed certification testing under the new NIJ 0101.06 standard for body armor.