ITW MaxiGrip to Unveil New Parking Slider System at IFAI Expo
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY — Somerset, NJ — Manufacturer of the world’s most unique barrier protection zippers, ITW MaxiGrip announced that it has completed the development of a new parking

closure for its plastic zippers, named Ultraseal. According to Henry Swain, General Manager ITW MaxiGrip, “Our clients challenged us to develop a slider that remains in a parked position, which does not require removal from the zipper. This resulting breakthrough product provides the convenience of keeping the sliding closure component permanently attached to our zipper products.”

The new nonporous slider serves as a two-way zipper that closes in one direction and opens in the other. In conjunction with MaxiGrip’s plastic zippers, the assembly is virtually waterproof, airtight, gastight, and chemical resistant (based on raw material) for such applications as:

  • Waterproof and Watertight Products

  • Waterproof Bags (Dry Bags)

  • Cargo Storage, Pallet, and Bulk Packaging Enclosures

  • NBC (Nuclear Biological Chemical) Applications

  • Asset Protection Bags

  • Electronics and Document Containers

  • Outdoor Gear and Packs

The silently opening and closing MaxiGrip Ultraseal is weldable and available for immediate fabrication in black polyurethane.

They will soon be available in polyester and polyethylene. According to Mr. Swain, other plastic zippers are easily compromised by heavy bending or twisting. The MaxiGrip Ultraseal barrier protection solution is much stronger than traditional type pull-tab zippers. “When zipped closed, our product provides reliable protection from the elements,” he adds. The Ultraseal solution also opens the seal where others only close the seal and require manual opening.

ITW MaxiGrip will demonstrate the new Ultraseal product at the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo Americas October 25-27, 2011 at its exhibit booth #2714 in the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland.

For more information about the ITW MaxiGrip Ultraseal and the company’s full line of barrier closureprotection zippers, please contact Isac Martins, Sales Engineer, ITW MaxiGrip at (908) 350-7993 or by email at

About ITW MaxiGrip

ITW MaxiGrip, an Illinois Tool Works Company, produces barrier technology for environmental containment applications, military armament dry storage, and NBC (Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical) containment since 1985. Visit to learn more.
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