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ZipWall, LLC - Arlington, MA

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ZipWall® Magnetic Door Selected as Finalist for Most Innovative Building Product in NAHB 'Best of IBS' Awards 2018

Press release date: Dec 19, 2017

Recognized among over 300 product entries as a potential "game-changer"

ARLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 19, 2017 - ZipWall LLC, maker of the ZipWall® Dust Barrier System, announced today that the ZipWall Magnetic Door has been named a finalist in the Most Innovative Building Product category in the sixth annual Best of IBS Awards for the 2018 NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS), taking place January 9-11, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. ZipWall will be exhibiting the Magnetic Door in Booth S831.

Over 300 product entries in nine categories were judged by 27 industry and media representatives for the IBS Awards. Finalists were evaluated on criteria such as innovation, functionality and design.

In the Most Innovative Building Product category for which ZipWall was selected, the nominated product is either new or has been significantly changed and would be deemed a "game-changer in its product class."

Quick and easy to install, the ZipWall Magnetic Door uses specially designed magnetic strips to create a continuous seal around the door. Powerful self-closing action maintains a tight seal, allowing for easy hands-free access. The door's high-tech fabric is flame retardant and features a clear plastic window. The ZipWall Magnetic Door is reusable and can easily handle high traffic.

Dust control is an important consideration for any remodeling or renovation project, large or small. Beyond the nuisance and messiness of dust, there is a growing awareness of the potential hazards associated with construction dust. The EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule and the recent OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction mean innovative dust control solutions are needed now more than ever.

"We use the ZipWall Magnetic Door on jobs where we go in and out all day long," said Jamin Scibetta, general manager of Jay Dee Cleaning & Restoration, Inc. in Lakewood, Colorado. "In the past, I had to have a manager stand by and police the doorway because workers would be in a hurry and leave the door open," Jamin continued. "Today, with OSHA's silica standard, you would end up having silica dust wafting where it shouldn't be, and potential issues doing it the old way."

Winners in the IBS Awards will be named at the conclusion of the show on Thursday, January 11, 2018.

To learn more about the ZipWall Dust Barrier System, visit zipwall.com.