IOBAC are delighted to be platinum members of Floor Covering Institute (FCI), with our Paul Woolvine and Ian Spreadborough recently taking part in one of FCI’s Technology Series webinars.

Entitled “Flooring the Market with Magnetic”, they chatted through IOBAC’s approach to sustainable open innovation, covering

  • IOBAC’s patent history and technologies
  • the product development journey for our technologies
  • The highs and lows of open innovation in the flooring market
  • Sustainability in the flooring industry
  • Applications of adhesive-free flooring technology

and more!


The Floor Covering Institute is an integrated platform focused on educational services and real-time networking opportunities for professionals across every sector of the floor covering industry.

Memberships are available in three tiers, with each offering members unique opportunities to not only educate on their products and services, but also drive and participate in unique networking events throughout the year to promote their services, products and technologies to potential customers.

“The new FCI will create a dynamic, virtual trade show that brings together groups with diverse interests and needs in a way that facilitates the connection of needs with solutions, services and products”

Brian Beakler

President, Floor Covering Institute


We very much look forward to networking, collaborating and learning together with FCI and the rest of the flooring industry 🧩🌎

For more information on becoming a member of Floor Covering Institute, please see here