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I am a retired US Government analyst, currently residing in Germany. I am also a shareholder in the company called Integral Technologies (OTCBB: ITKG), and have a desire to enlighten and share its great and still emerging story. I am well read, focused and appreciate challenging interactions which spark creativity and develop enlightenment. That is why I created the ElectriPlast Blog, and the reason I am here.

October 21, 2014

ElectriPlast: Something New Under the Sun...




Integral Announces New Conductive

Plastics Materials


By: PRNewswire,
Oct 20, 2014


CANTON, Mich., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Integral Technologies, Inc. (OTC-BB: ITKG) ("Integral"), an emerging light weighting leader and its wholly owned subsidiary, ElectriPlast Corp, announced the exciting development of two new materials. These materials keep Integral well in front of the industry performance curve. The focus of these new materials is the high performance shielding market and applications that will utilize ElectriPlast as a conductor. These new products will be protected by existing patents, with additional opportunities to add to Integral's IP portfolio from innovations achieved during product development.


The first material is a lightweight, high strength conductive material with an inner core of un-plated 12K and 24K carbon fiber, the second material is a highly conductive material using copper plated carbon fiber ("CuC"). Both materials can be formulated with most base resins, including ABS, PA66, PBT, PC, and PP. Technical information will be made available on the new materials in the next few weeks, at which time orders will be accepted for them.

"These new products are a continuation of our product portfolio expansion to meet our customers' growing needs," stated Mo Zeidan, ElectriPlast's Chief Technology Officer. "Selecting the right ElectriPlast pellet is critical in creating a solution for a successful application and these two new products provide additional options." The unplated carbon fiber pellet is a lower cost solution for applications requiring lightweight, EMI shielding, specifically consumer electronics products where shielding is critical, but also require strong, lightweight materials for mobility purposes. Depending on the loading of the carbon fiber to resin, attenuation ranged from 30dB at 30Mhz to nearly 55dB at 3 Ghz with wall thickness between 1mm to 3mm. Higher loading of carbon fiber will increase the shielding effectiveness. "For those applications where cost is a major driver, including consumer electronics, this product is the perfect mix of performance and price," stated Zeidan.


Increased requirements for light weighting and resistance to harsh environments have created an opportunity for highly conductive polymers to replace metal conductors in future applications. "Polymers capable of carrying high current with low ROA did not exist and our focus has been on creating material formulations, product processes and product interfaces to enable functional electric heaters, highly conductive traces and grounding planes," stated Slobodan ("Bob") Pavlovic, Vice President Engineering for ElectriPlast. "Different formulations were tested with continuous current ranging from 1A to 100A resulting in product temperatures well below heat deflection temperatures of selected polymers. We see great opportunities for this product line in the area of integrated heaters, ground planes, 3D PCB's, and integrated antennas. In parallel with material development, our applications engineering team is developing design solutions, making and testing prototypes to prove the technology and create product design to meet customer specifications."


About Integral Technologies, Inc.

( ITKG) ("Integral"), and wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp, engage in the discovery, development, and commercialization of electrically conductive hybrid plastics used primarily as raw materials in the production of industrial, commercial and consumer products and services worldwide. Its core material, ElectriPlast®, is a non-corrosive, electrically conductive resin-based material whose properties allow it to be molded into any of the infinite shapes and sizes associated with plastics, rubbers and other polymers while reducing component weight by 40 to 60%. Integral is a leader in conductive hybrid plastics with a broad Intellectual Property portfolio referencing its ElectriPlast technology. Applications for ElectriPlast include: Shielding Wire, Power Electronics, Connectors, and Cables; Shielding, Conduction, Batteries, Semiconductors, Heated Elements, Sensors, Antennas, Medical Devices, Consumer Electronics and Acoustics, Fuses, Capacitors, Resistors, RFID, Bus bars and Terminals.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking statements'' within the meaning of Section 27A of the 1933 Securities Act and Section 21E of the 1934 Securities Exchange Act. These statements include, without limitation, predictions and guidance relating to the company's future financial performance and the research, development and commercialization of its technologies. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, "may," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continue," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations, but they involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, as the result of such factors, risks and uncertainties as:

(1) competition in the markets for the products and services sold by the company,
(2) the ability of the company to execute its plans,
(3) other factors detailed in the company's public filings with the SEC, including, without limitation, those described in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2013 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov, and
(4) the parties may be unable to agree upon definitive agreements.

You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements.



Corporate -- Media Inquiries -- Investor Inquiries: 1-812-455-5767, itkginquiry@itkg.net
SOURCE Integral Technologies, Inc.
Copyright (C) 2014 PR Newswire. All rights reserved



RELATED LINKS http://www.electriplast.com




October 13, 2014

ElectriPlast: The Asian Connection Expands...




Integral Offers Brief Update

on Recent Asian Events.



By: PRNewswire,
Oct 10, 2014

Just a quick note before reading: Words regarding 'Integral Asia', and the newly promoted 'Chairman' of that branch, Mr. Gene Song, have been reported & shared in previous blog issues. Read more on that here.

This said, it appears that the offices' Asian outreach project is beginning to reap major dividends and in-roads to the consumers product, and manufacturing markets in Asia hand-over-fist. Now the truly 'NEW' news centers on Mr. Feng Xiaowei, and his contacts in the manufacturing, educational and government arenas, and his connections and activities in Beijing and throughout China-at-large... I have a strong feeling that this will not be the last that we hear from, or about this gentleman...
PK sends…


Back to Integral's Brief Update…

BELLINGHAM, Wash., Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Integral Technologies, Inc. (OTC-BB: ITKG) ("Integral"), an emerging light-weighting leader and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp., announced the engagement of China based agent, Mr. Feng Xiaowei, to further expand efforts in China, including product cooperation, technology licensing, and joint ventures.


Mr. Feng is based in Beijing, and has had a diverse career that has included the directorship of a NASDAQ listed pharmaceutical company, procurator of the Shenyang Railroad Transportation Procuratorate, Associate Professor in Jilin University, counsel in China Jilin International Trust and Investment Corporation, and high level government positions in the People's Republic of China. Mr. Feng graduated from Dalian Jiaotong University Railway Locomotive & Car Department with a bachelors degree and Jilin University Postgraduate Research Institute Foreign Economic Law Department with a masters degree.


Integral also announced the move of its wholly owned subsidiary, Integral Technologies Asia ("Integral Asia"), to its new office located in Seoul, Korea. The new address is 12th Floor Noveltech Building, 115 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 135-545 Korea "The new office is centrally located in a highly commercial district in Seoul and provides the additional space we need as our activities increase in the region," said Gene Song, Integral Asia's Chairman and CEO. "Every day we see the importance of having a strong presence in Asia," said Doug Bathauer, Integral's CEO. "Integral Asia provides the daily link to Hanwha L&C, our manufacturer in Korea, supports our regional corporate and business development efforts, and is the interface between our Asia customers and our Detroit Tech Center."


About Integral Technologies, Inc

(ITKG) ("Integral"), and wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp, engage in the discovery, development, and commercialization of electrically conductive hybrid plastics used primarily as raw materials in the production of industrial, commercial and consumer products and services worldwide. Its core material, ElectriPlast®, is a non-corrosive, electrically conductive resin-based material whose properties allow it to be molded into any of the infinite shapes and sizes associated with plastics, rubbers and other polymers while reducing component weight by 40 to 60%. Integral is a leader in conductive hybrid plastics with a broad Intellectual Property portfolio referencing its ElectriPlast technology. Applications for ElectriPlast include: Shielding Wire, Power Electronics, Connectors, and Cables; Shielding, Conduction, Batteries, Semiconductors, Heated Elements, Sensors, Antennas, Medical Devices, Consumer Electronics and Acoustics, Fuses, Capacitors, Resistors, RFID, Bus bars and Terminals


Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking statements'' within the meaning of Section 27A of the 1933 Securities Act and Section 21E of the 1934 Securities Exchange Act. These statements include, without limitation, predictions and guidance relating to the company's future financial performance and the research, development and commercialization of its technologies. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, "may," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continue," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations, but they involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, as the result of such factors, risks and uncertainties as:

(1) competition in the markets for the products and services sold by the company,
(2) the ability of the company to execute its plans,
(3) other factors detailed in the company's public filings with the SEC, including, without limitation, those described in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2013 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov, and
(4) the parties may be unable to agree upon definitive agreements.

You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements.



Corporate -- Media Inquiries -- Investor Inquiries: 1-812-455-5767, itkginquiry@itkg.net
SOURCE Integral Technologies, Inc.
Copyright (C) 2014 PR Newswire. All rights reserved



RELATED LINKS http://www.electriplast.com




October 08, 2014

ElectriPlast: Significant Activity on the Korea Front...



Eyes

On

Asia...







By: PRNewswire,
Oct 8, 2014





Integral Completes Motor Casing Prototypes In Asia



Integral Technologies, Inc. (OTC-BB: ITKG) ("Integral"), an emerging light-weighting leader and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp., announced today that its Asian molding partner Chang Rim Eng Inc. ("Chang Rim") has successfully completed its prototype phase for a motor casing for the automotive industry. "This is a major milestone for us, as we have been exploring the use of conductive plastics in Asia and this is the first opportunity we have had to implement a product using the ElectriPlast technology. We have tested and trial molded many different conductive plastics from the US and Europe and found ElectriPlast to be the most effective for our applications under development," stated Won-Hyun Kwon, Chang Rim's President. "We are in the process of providing a large number of final test units to our customer and expect contract award by end of this year." Chang Rim has been closely involved with the development of the motor casing shielding application, including material support, molding trials, testing and validation efforts.


Chang Rim is a specialty molder based in Daegu, South Korea focusing on high margin plastic injection molded products for a variety of industries in addition to automotive, including consumer and industrial products. "We have been assisting Chang Rim to select the ideal ElectriPlast compound of resin and fiber for their applications," stated Mo Zeidan, ElectriPlast's CTO. "This is a material advance in our cooperation with our regional manufacturing partner Hanwha L&C."


About Integral Technologies, Inc

(ITKG) ("Integral"), and wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp, engage in the discovery, development, and commercialization of electrically conductive hybrid plastics used primarily as raw materials in the production of industrial, commercial and consumer products and services worldwide. Its core material, ElectriPlast®, is a non-corrosive, electrically conductive resin-based material whose properties allow it to be molded into any of the infinite shapes and sizes associated with plastics, rubbers and other polymers while reducing component weight by 40 to 60%. Integral is a leader in conductive hybrid plastics with a broad Intellectual Property portfolio referencing its ElectriPlast technology. Applications for ElectriPlast include: Shielding Wire, Power Electronics, Connectors, and Cables; Shielding, Conduction, Batteries, Semiconductors, Heated Elements, Sensors, Antennas, Medical Devices, Consumer Electronics and Acoustics, Fuses, Capacitors, Resistors, RFID, Bus bars and Terminals


Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking statements'' within the meaning of Section 27A of the 1933 Securities Act and Section 21E of the 1934 Securities Exchange Act. These statements include, without limitation, predictions and guidance relating to the company's future financial performance and the research, development and commercialization of its technologies. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, "may," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continue," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations, but they involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, as the result of such factors, risks and uncertainties as:

(1) competition in the markets for the products and services sold by the company,
(2) the ability of the company to execute its plans,
(3) other factors detailed in the company's public filings with the SEC, including, without limitation, those described in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2013 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov, and
(4) the parties may be unable to agree upon definitive agreements.

You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements.



Corporate -- Media Inquiries -- Investor Inquiries: 1-812-455-5767, itkginquiry@itkg.net
SOURCE Integral Technologies, Inc.
Copyright (C) 2014 PR Newswire. All rights reserved



RELATED LINKS http://www.electriplast.com




October 03, 2014

ElectriPlast: 4th Quarter, 2014 - Conference Call Review...




A New Website, Positive Cash-Flow,

New Partnerships ... It Looks like this

might actually be a

Ready-for-Prime-Time Company.



By: ProfitKing,
October 4, 2014

Just a quick note before I begin: For most of the past four months, I have been either on the road, or on assignment in Europe. More often than not, the only devices I had at my disposal were my iPhone and an old 1st generation iPad. These are great for working FaceBook, and e-mail, but anything more (well...pulling teeth might be a better experience). To be honest, while I was in Italy, it took me hours to peck out, check, review, and post a message on the EP Blog site. Well, I am back home now; back at my trusty computer, and raring to be dangerous. I am still in constant contact with Vince and a band of like-minded folks who each either has a vested interest, insight, or a unique knowledge of issues surrounding Integral Technologies, ElectriPlast, or some of the behind the scenes issues not present in the press releases. I have never been known to betray trust of these folks, and won’t begin anytime soon. Events will unfold at the company’s time-table, and we will continue to work at keeping rumors, speculation and stock manipulation at a minimum here. That’s my spiel for the moment, now onto my version of a quick conference call run-down. PK sends…


Take-a-ways from Integral’s best ever Conference Call…

I can only say positive things about the team and its focus from this point forward. Unlike past management gimmicks, this team, headed by Doug Bathauer is – as he stated – grounded in reality, in both their focus, and delivery.


First up at bat was Doug who spoke to both the shareholders and the institutional investors weighing into this OTC stock, and looking for a solid foot hold. Doug took the long approach, telling the story of his business plan and the long approach that he envisioned in attacking this 30 billion (that’s billion with a capital “B”) dollar market. He spoke of being an investor himself during the dark-days of the Bill’s, and, being aware of the potential at hand, of how he decided to step up to the plate and get involved from the bottom up. In other words, he’s been in your and my shoes, and knew there was a better way. Eventually, about 2 years ago, he took on the leadership role of Integral Technologies. Among many of his first acts was to begin communicating his vision and long range intentions. With that, he began surrounding himself with a core group of ‘reality-based’ advisors. Unlike his predecessors, Doug did as he set out to do. He took on the financial mess, and responsibly began to address the ever-present debt he inherited. In that regard, after speaking his part he introduced his financial officer, CFO Bart Snell.


To be honest, while the financial guy spoke, I did glom onto the gist of what was said, while other parts of the conversation went right through me. While it did sound positive, I honestly did drift at moments. The take-a-way here was that the company’s financials are in far better shape than they were 2 years ago, far, far better than they were even last year. Innovative techniques were used to reduce old debt, and similar techniques were employed to eliminate financial waste. The money-pit that was the Philadelphia office is gone. In its place, Integral invested in a Detroit research and development technical center and money generator. The point of interest issue on ‘incoming cash-flow’ as a result of various negotiated interests looking to take advantage of an early placement in the ElectriPlast material placement in the market place was also discussed.


Going in-depth here would be a waste of time because if you had not been part of the live conference call, you most likely will be tuning in yourself in order to listen to the recording…

https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/568/5986


Finally there was a Q&A session, both after the financial presentation, and again after Doug’s future activities, events and expectations commentary.


Doug, in the role of CEO, was forthright in his delivery, and forthcoming in his expectations. He didn’t pull punches and never offered false hope. Instead, he hinted at the background of work done over the past two years, at the true need of the R&D facility, and the reasons why, even at this early stage, it is a cash-cow and a money generator for the company. He reminded all that the company is presently now making money and this inflow is coming from well known companies who have seen, tested, and realize the value of the EP product, and its potential in –not one– but numerous markets. He reminded that this would not happen overnight, and stated, that in the next few months a small portion of the background work would come to light, and all present would be well impressed. Finally he cracked-wise on a statement he had made in the past, wherein he equated the future prospects of EP as being equivalent to a 'Tsunami', hence the featured graphic.


Stock prices – on this, while Doug mentioned something to the effect that there are no plans to sell the company before shares reach $50 dollars or more, and to be fair, looking at a 30 Billion dollar market, that might one day be a reality--still, I sense he and his team would hold out for the more. For the moment though, the company is transitioning from development to the next phase, and with that, he is looking at furthering those foundations already established, and looking to resolve and address manufacturing capacity issues to better meet expected product demand. Jasper’s JARCO, Hanwha L&C, BASF, Delphi and now East Penn each are playing lead roles in this transition... That said, I sensed that Doug was saying something to the effect of: ‘Let’s look at one day reaching the 3 to 5 dollar mark as a solid and reachable milestone, and move forward from there.’


As stated earlier this was a very positive and optimistic conference call. While I realize there are a number of old investors who still check out this blog, and probably know where to link into a recording of this latest conference call – for any new shareholder, or even interested lookers wanting to hear the words for themselves, please, again click on the link below and follow the instructions offered thereafter.

https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/568/5986

For what it is worth, I am giving this conference call a rare ‘thumbs-up’ score on the experience-worthwhile meter, and for the many meetings/briefings I have attended, that is exceptional.


Cheers and best regards to all.

PK, aka Alonzo sends…