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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.

April 19, 2015

ElectriPlast: A week of News and Undercurrents...




Welcoming a New Board Member --

and Let's talk about BATTCON 2015,

and ElectriPlast’s Connection

with next Generation Batteries...


By: PRNewswire,
April 13, 2015: 08:45 AM ET


Alright, herewith yet another quick note before reading the news of the week:

First of all, Integral has brought on board a new board member, a Washington DC lobbyist. At first glance it is easy to see an angle here, but at second glance, I decided to take a look at, and ask questions about, the caliber of our new associate, Mr. James Wise. Jim has been described as a very, very wise man by some of the ElectriPlast Blog's (EB) sources who know better. His relationships with both the halls of government power and industry are well founded. Yes he is a DC lobbyist, but, like lawyers, mechanics, and investors -- there are truly good ones and exceptionally bad (as in soulless) ones. Personal politics aside, Jim, as more than a few trusted sources confirmed, is one of the good ones. He works to promote change for the right reasons, on the right side of issues. So, his announcement to the board is largely the focus of this press release, and the comments above are my two cents on it before hand -- but as you read the announcement, keep in mind the words "Access" and "Connections" as both have a place in the larger strategic picture...

Secondly, there was news that highlighted an event scheduled to take place later in May 2015. This event is called "BATTCON 2015". It is a convention where Batteries will rule the day, and in an article by Baystreet.ca "BATTCON Could Catalyze ITKG After BASF Exhibits ElectriPlast at Plastics Conference"

http://www.baystreet.ca/articles/stockstowatch.aspx?id=937.

Much of what is said within the Baystreet "BATTCON" article was previously mentioned in an 'EB' posting, but of course Baystreet's article offers new and insightful aspects. Rather than me spoon feeding this to you, instead, I will ask you go ahead and click the above link and stroll through their article. As a source of information, these folks have actually been there to kick the tires; review the books; visit with Integral's leadership in their offices, and visit with the engineers in Detroit. They have spoken with those companies which signed Letters of Intent (LOI), and are looking at this company, and the stories being generated, from a position of knowledge -- maybe, just maybe, they are doing a bit more than talking up the stock...maybe they are sharing a truth. That said, keep watching this blog, and more importantly, watch for news involving any of the four companies Integral is close to, and who are close to moving beyond a LOI with, Delphi, East Penn, BASF or Hanwah
. PK sends...



Integral Technologies Adds James W. Wise to Advisory Board

EVANSVILLE, Ind., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Integral Technologies, Inc. (OTC-BB: ITKG) ("Integral"), an emerging light-weighting leader and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp., announced the addition of James W. Wise to its Advisory Board.


Wise is the Managing Partner of PACE Companies, LLP, and for twenty-five years has represented clients to the Federal government and state governments in policy areas such as energy, transportation, and defense contracting. Wise will be invaluable in assisting the company in building further key partnerships and relationships in the public and private sectors. Bart Snell, Integral's CFO, works closely with the Advisory Board and serves as liaison so the initiatives of the Advisory Board are coordinated with the business and technology directions of ElectriPlast.


Jim Wise said, "The opportunities that the ElectriPlast technology brings to both the public and private sectors are limitless. We believe that the need of key industrial sectors to achieve greater energy efficiencies and enhanced functionality grows daily. ElectriPlast offers a unique combination of both light-weighting and conductivity that is real world proven. I am very excited to be a part of this cutting edge technology company that is bringing a great product to the marketplace at the right time."


Lightweighting is a large and rapidly growing market and conductive plastics has an important role to play within the lightweighting industry. ElectriPlast has made significant in-roads with the Automotive and Industrial markets, and will continue to expand these vertical markets with partner-centric applications.


"We are pleased with how the company is now positioned within the Automotive and Industrial sectors. There are large unaddressed needs in other vertical markets, specifically, Aerospace, Consumer, Power Storage, and related opportunities in the Department of Defense and the Intelligence markets," stated Integral CEO Doug Bathauer. "Jim will prove a valuable asset in further expanding these opportunities for us."


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, 2014 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.



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SOURCE Integral Technologies, Inc.
Copyright (C) 2015 PR Newswire. All rights reserved



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SOURCE Integral Technologies, Inc.



March 27, 2015

ElectriPlast: On the Right Path and moving Forward...




BASF, a heavy-weight at 2015 NPE Expo,

presents an "ElectriPlast" Show & Tell…


by: PK, ElectriPlast Blog Publisher
March 27, 2015




Who will be the First to Sign...?


Just another quick note to share that between March 23-27, 2015, BASF attended the International Plastics show -- the NPE Expo 2015 held in Orlando, Florida.

While normally we focus largely on ElectriPlast exploits, I thought I would bring this event to light, for two reasons. Primarily because BASF and Integral Technologies share 'Letter of Intent' (LOI) with one another, and it appears that the defination of the term "intent" is turning into a fast-moving action word as far as this corporate partnership is concerned. But the second (item of interest) reason was because while this event attracts a number of interested industry players, this year's NPE, had a Doug Bathauer sighting... Doug Bathauer is the CEO of Integral Technologies, the owner of the ElectriPlast intellectual property. Friends of the ElectriPlast Blog (EB), are still looking for any background regarding his presence there, and any associated insights, or new deals to come...but for the time being, they've come up dry, so let's just put this sighting down to a possible sideline visit as he made a trip down to Disney.

One of the better exhibits at this year's NPE was the BASF booth. There it was reported that ElectriPlast products were present and on display. As a matter of fact, below is one of the BASF Brochures, which accompanied the presentation, and detailed some of their intentions toward ElectriPlast's future use. (See below.)







https://www.app-kits.com/Content/PublicDownload?identifier=951a995b-54cf-4fcc-a45f-663e9e3d3324


Another outlet chronicaling this years NPE Expo activities can be found at a site called: "The Molding Blog". In a review of this website, you will see a report by Doug Smock, dated 25 March 2015, which highlights BASF's presentation, and active engagement in the lightweight conductive plastics arena.

http://www.themoldingblog.com/2015/03/25/basf-takes-aim-at-shielded-plastics-opportunities/


Now while it is true, BASF and a number of other fortune 500 companies have, or are in the process of hitching their vast fortunes to the ElectriPlast star in the form of contractual Letter's of Intent. The real next step, and the one everyone should be watching for, in my opinion, falls in the category of serious commitment... Some of these LOI working relationships have become serious. To the point that solid deals leading to committed partnerships should soon be signed. And if this takes place, what will happen next??? The web link below offers a simple glimpse to the migration / application possibilities.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2503717


And with that, All it takes is a leading Partner with a Game Plan. In the consumer world, the truth is, that ElectriPlast is not yet known, and this is where the 'risk' of investing today stands. Now, imagine as ElectriPlast's uses diversify, and it's application expands across a number of niche consumer markets & merchandising. Imagine the concept of ElectriPlast becoming a commonplace, real-world, known quantity.


The foundations for such a future are in place. They are sturdy and self supporting. The supply chain is now in place. It too is ready to accomodate a 'Global' demand. Once the various 'known' partnerships evolve from 'Letters of Intent' to true and formal agreements, then watch out.


This is the potential surrounding the ElectriPlast intellectual property and its myriad of applications, and when it becomes common knowledge, Integral Technologies, and those partners who set themselves up to corner various key markets, will each see themselves as winners...





March 23, 2015

ElectriPlast: Market Analysts Take an Indepth Look at ITKG...




Getting Ready...

The Informational Reports Tell the Story...


By: PRNewswire,
March 17, 2015: 08:45 AM ET


Yes, herewith yet another quick note before reading: The story below has great significance on the planning and forward progress of this company, it is indicative of the pattern of things. This press release, like many others to come, is what interested eyes will see as ElectriPlast® becomes a commercialized force, and we move forward.

When I read such press releases, here is what I see... I see that the feared "risk", once associated to this investment, has all but evaporated. For those not looking, this will become all that more apparent as the partnerships we know about, expand & grow stronger. As commercialization kick's off and takes hold, the world will learn more about ElectriPlast®, and with learning, we'll see the forging of additional and prominent partnerships. All of the pieces are now present and in-place. The supply chains are a ready fact thanks to JARCO, Nova Polymers, and Hanwa. In addition, the Asian market place is secure, and diversified due to our exclusive association with Hanwa. And with these relationships, and other multi-billion dollar relationships in play, the "risk" we once feared has effectively been addressed and mitigated at each turn.

So, yes, before now, this was a risky investment. But linked below is somthing that will shine a positive light on our current reality. The tides of swelling potential are visible, and the days of sitting on the side-lines, patiently watching and waiting, are rapidly coming to an end.

Do yourself a favor... Below are two recently published Informational Reports. The first is from "One Equity Research" released on: 16 March 2015. And the second is an update from our friends at "Seeking Alpha". Both of these are reports linked, and are a must read for anyone interested in either the associated ElectriPlast 'Larger Picture', and in the 'Possibilities Ahead'...

That's enough cheerleading -- The Fire is Lit, and A GLOBAL marketplace awaits. This press release is simply one of many waiting to greet the company's shareholders, so enjoy.
PK, sends…


One Equity Research... Informational Report #1
http://www.oneequityresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ITKG-OER-Initiation-Report-.pdf
Seeking Alpha Informational Report #2
http://www.seekingalpha.com/article/3016356

Integral Partner Chang Rim Eng Approaches

First Significant ElectriPlast Order

CANTON, Mich., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Integral Technologies, Inc. (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 completed its testing and development of a motor casing for an Asian automotive customer. "There were modifications that were made to meet the customer's requirements late last year, consequently we needed to produce new samples, and perform additional testing to complete the validation process," stated Won-Hyun Kwon, Chang Rim's President. "We have fulfilled all the requirements and we expect a significant order."


In addition to its automotive motor casing and enclosure product, Chang Rim has aggressively pursued other shielding applications outside of the automotive industry. To support this effort, Chang Rim is implementing a manufacturing extrusion line for the development of a new extrusion process for applications that are currently under development. "Most of our partners implement ElectriPlast® via injection molding, but ElectriPlast can also be extruded. Extrusion provides an opportunity to pursue new applications that are not possible with injection molding," stated Doug Bathauer, Integral's CEO. "In addition to implementing an extrusion line, Chang Rim will be working with various resins, including PET, PVC and PC. We are excited about this direction as we continue to work with Chang Rim in their innovative use of ElectriPlast®."


Chang Rim is a specialty molder based in Daegu, South Korea focusing on high margin plastic injection molded products for a variety of industries including automotive, consumer and industrial products.


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, 2014 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) 2015 PR Newswire. All rights reserved



RELATED LINKS: To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/integral-partner-chang-rim-eng-approaches-first-significant-electriplast-order-300051589.html

SOURCE Integral Technologies, Inc.



March 10, 2015

ElectriPlast: Trumpeting the Clarion Call...




Getting Ready...

The Pieces are All Coming Together...



By: PRNewswire,
March 09, 2015: 07:30 AM ET


Just a quick note before reading: What is being shared here is not new, or just a filler press release. This serves as a Clarion Call of events to come. Over the past two years, those in control of this company and its technology have gone to lengths to build relationships, establish partnerships, and expand on the ElectriPlast infrastructure, and potential to supply and support an expected GLOBAL marketplace. This 'Clarion Call' announcement focuses on ElectriPlast’s orbit, and offers a simple glimpse of the expectations now coming together... Supporting links to other associated items of note can be seen below. PK sends…


http://www.reinforcedplastics.com/view/41162/conductive-composites-to-make-nickel-plated-fiber-for-electriplast/
http://www.baystreet.ca/articles/stockstowatch.aspx?id=883
http://www.baystreet.ca/articles.aspx?id=29419
http://www.compositesworld.com/news/integral-enters-intro-strategic-agreement-with-conductive-composites
http://seekingalpha.com/article/2597435-integral-technologies-fiscal-year-end-conference-call-finally-reveals-potential-value-of-certain-new-contracts


Integral Relocates North American ElectriPlast Manufacturing

Integral Creates Manufacturing Foundation for Growth

EVANSVILLE, Ind., March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Integral Technologies, Inc.'s (OTC-BB: ITKG) wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp. announces the completion of the relocation of its North American manufacturing from Jasper to Evansville, Indiana to prepare the foundation for expected manufacturing growth. In conjunction with long time manufacturing partner Jasper Rubber Products, the manufacturing is now taking place at Nova Polymers facility in Evansville, IN.


The relocation of the current manufacturing from the Jasper Rubber Products facility to Nova Polymers began in the fall of 2014, and was completed early this year. In addition to relocating the line, additional capacity was added by dedicating existing Nova fixed assets to the ElectriPlast process which will increase capacity by ten times when fully implemented. Nova was selected because they provide the necessary infrastructure for scaling manufacturing capacity to meet the expected growth in customer volumes through 2020 and beyond.


Nova brings over thirty years of experience in the custom compounding of engineering resins. Nova manufacturing and engineering resources includes an on-site lab which is a critical component in providing the required mechanical testing for ElectriPlast. With Nova's additional resources, ElectriPlast's customers will experience improved availability, shorter turnaround times and strategic room for growth as the manufacturing facility will accommodate significant increases in capacity. As demand dictates, ElectriPlast and Nova plan to develop five acres of land, located adjacent to Nova, which has been set aside for future expansion.


"We're excited to be a part of ElectriPlast's expansion and we're looking forward to being a partner in its strategic growth," states Roger Chapman, owner and President of Nova Polymers. "The ElectriPlast technology, combined with our compounding experience and Jasper Rubber's ElectriPlast manufacturing experience, make for a real winning combination."


"Moving the manufacturing line to Nova in Evansville is a logical step for ElectriPlast," said Doug Mathias, President Jasper Rubber Products. "We've enjoyed a close working relationship with ElectriPlast, and we look forward to continuing that relationship as we use our manufacturing engineering and process manufacturing experience to assist them as they scale operations cost effectively."


"This move has been planned since early 2014, as we anticipated the demand for additional ElectriPlast production to support Delphi, BASF and other partners," said Doug Bathauer CEO, Integral Technologies. "Nova is an excellent partner for us as they provide room for growth and have decades of compounding experience and lab testing capabilities which meet customer requirements and will facilitate achievement of necessary unit cost objectives. Based on already implemented process improvements and future enhancements, we estimate that our manufacturing costs will be reduced by roughly 50%. Relocating ElectriPlast manufacturing to Evansville, the hub of the North American plastics industry, will provide us greater access and opportunities within the plastics community."


Integral and ElectriPlast expect to increasingly use Evansville as the center of operations going forward. The Company has added a manufacturing director as well as a manufacturing operator. Additional direct manufacturing resources associated with growth will be in Evansville, as well as other functional support individuals. As part of this overall strategy, the Company recently opened executive and administrative office facilities at the Nova location.


About Nova Polymers

Nova was established in 1984 as a customer compounder of engineering grade resins and thermoplastic rubbers. They serve numerous industries, including, heavy trucking, automotive, and lawn and garden. Nova specializes in low cost plastic compounding, while maintaining the highest standards of quality. Nova currently has capacity for over 50 million pounds of resin annually.


Nova compounds flame retardant, UV resistant and reinforced resins. Nearly all products are available in custom colors. Proprietary products include a line of impact modifiers for olifinic and styrenic materials. The use of these impact modifiers creates ultra-high impact grades of TPR, PE and PP.


Nova's fastest growing product line is Thermoplastic Rubbers (TPR). TPR's are currently widely used in automotive, lawn and garden and recreation industries. They are capable of compounding TPR's ranging from 50 Shore-A through the full range of Shore-D hardness.


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, 2014 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.



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SOURCE Integral Technologies, Inc.
Copyright (C) 2015 PR Newswire. All rights reserved



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SOURCE Integral Technologies, Inc.