A Timeline of Innovation
Our approach to innovation is always to thoroughly understand pain points in a process, and then work in close collaboration with other technology experts to develop a simple, yet effective solution.
Our history of product awards began back in 2012 when one of our first products, Magnetically Receptive Resin, was recognised with a top innovation award at Ecobuild, a major event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment.
Launched in 2019, our clever little squares, MagTabs, enable floor coverings to be installed and reused without being damaged or contaminated by adhesives.
They won our first Flooring Innovation Award.
These awards recognise “everything that is genuinely new, exciting and innovative in the UK flooring industry” and are judged by independent flooring industry leaders.
Members of the voting panel for MagTabs included Laurence Bird, founder of Carpet Recycling UK.
And in early 2023, MagTabs were one of 3 finalists in the Product Category for the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) Awards.
ASBP’s mission is
“To lead the transformation to a healthy low carbon built environment by championing the understanding and use of demonstrably sustainable building products.”
To reach the shortlist, MagTabs were assessed against ASPB’s Six Pillars of Sustainable Construction:
❤️🩹 Health & Well-being
⚙️ Resource Efficiency
🔁 Whole Life Carbon
⚖️ Ethics and Transparency
📈 Technical Performance
🧑🤝🧑 Social Value
The independently judged SDC Awards for Sustainability within the office workplace sector are designed to champion ‘best practice’ and highlight innovations.
Incorporating our patented Dual-Grip Technology, it ensures floorcoverings are held securely in place in even the highest of footfall areas via a combination of magnetism and dry-tack adhesion.
I’ve put down various types of flooring over the years, but none have been as quick, easy and clean to work with as IOBAC’s Ezy-Install.
The whole process is very simple and the magnetic system provides a simple way to obtain a very professional finish.
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The technology used to develop Ezy-Warm Underfloor Heating has been awarded a Solar Impulse Label, recognising its capability to protect the environment in a financially profitable way.
Founder of the Solar Impulse Foundation, Bertrand Piccard completed the first ever solar-powered flight around the world in July 2016 and is passionate about promoting solutions to support political and business decision-makers in reaching their environmental targets.
And to complete 3 innovation awards in a row, our Ezy-Rug Gripper Kits won Gold in September 2023.
The judges’ feedback was “Simple, easy to use, highly functional in situ, no risk of damage to the floor below and improves safety – just what the rug industry needs! Great product – well done team – you deserved the Gold⭐️!”
Pronounced as “I-Owe-Back” to the environment, our company was founded on the belief that there had to be a better way to manage flooring throughout its life-cycle.
We set out to develop technologies that facilitate flooring reuse, eliminate flooring landfill waste and protect valuable building assets.
We combine the latest in additive chemistry with expertise in magnetic science to build a rich portfolio of solutions.