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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.

February 04, 2006

ElectriPlast and of all things Plastic Antenna’s???



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The following article spells out the Relationship between ElectriPlast and a Product dubbed PlasTenna…

Some reading may be familiar on the general nature of ElectriPlast, especially after running web searches on the term in order to better understand the subject matter. Or if you are, or intend on becoming a shareholder looking at investment potential, or yours is one of the reportedly many companies in on the ground floor, and in the midst of conducting business directly with the Integral Technologies—the company responsible for the creation of ElectriPlast—then it would be likely that you too may end up touching various resources in an attempt at sleuthing the long-term potential of ElectriPlast and its associated products. Either way, for anyone familiar or not, the following should help…

Integral Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: ITKG) has developed a new innovative electrically conductive resin based material deemed "ElectriPlast." The company holds US provisional patents and patents pending on over 90 different electronic applications around its ElectriPlast Technology. Various examples of industries that ElectriPlast can be used in are antennas, shielding, lighting circuitry, switch actuators, resistors, medical devices, thermal management and cable connector bodies, to name just a few. The company is on the brink of introducing these new products and the ElectriPlast Technology on a global scale.

What—you may be asking—does this all have to do with of all things an antenna made purely from plastic?

Well get comfortable, and read the rest of the story…

About 5 or 6 years ago, Integral Technologies was on the verge of introducing a line of leading-edge micro-antennas, with varying capabilities, onto the marketplace. Antennas that would have, back then, been in the forefront of launching the WiFi initiative. Antennas that would have, back then, been on the ground floor, and a serious part of the backbone for Sirius & XM Satellite Radio receivers. Antennas that would have, back then, been a lucrative part of the ORBCOMM’s LEO satellite receiver apparatus, used for transportation, commercial communication/tracking system. In short, Integral Technologies had made in-roads with a number of computer laptop and cell phone manufactures. They were set to sell their product to a number of well-known companies, many of which went on to become very successful.

As the company was on the cusp of making their move, they were sideswiped by a vindictive and unexpected lawsuit by a company called IAS Communications (OTCBB: IASCA). IAS, for lack of a better way of phrasing the issue, attempted to extort millions of dollars from Integral just as they were on the verge of exploding onto the market scene. Years before, Integral and IAS worked together on antenna innovations. Their paths separated. The agreement at the time noted that IAS would direct its energies toward the Military/Government market, while Integral would direct its focus and efforts purely on commercial ventures. As a result, IAS chose to invest (in hopes of selling to the military) in the once secretive Hawk’s Contrawound Helical Toroidal Antenna—or the short version, CTHA. Meanwhile, Integral went down another path towards building satellite and micro-antennas designed to fulfill unique emerging commercial niche markets.

Tested, but eventually dropped and later ignored by the military and government, IAS had problems from day one with their antenna. This antenna—which in the end, had the appearance of a bike tire wrapped in strands of wire—clearly did not work at all. Click this link to read that horror story. Meanwhile, Integral’s stock began shooting through the roof in anticipation of its novel commercial market breakthrough.

Months before Integral’s big push onto the marketplace, IAS contacted and threatened to sue Integral for copyright infringement and industrial IP theft, noting that Integral used the CTHA technology in their satellite and micro-antenna product-line. (Now, for the record, none of Integral’s satellite panels or micro-antennas looked vaguely like a bike tire, but that didn’t deter IAS in their attempt at a money grab.)

Integral, rightly told them to take-a-hike, and so, weeks before product launch, IAS filed a lawsuit curtailing Integral’s efforts, and bringing to a halt their prospective business plans.

The court case lasted almost a year in a half, with IAS stalling throughout. Towards the end, IAS’ agenda was so blatant that the judge began fining IAS and their lawyers. In the end, the final judgment was settled in Integral’s favor—but that was a bittersweet victory. The companies Integral had first arranged to do business with found other suppliers. The marketplace was saturated with antenna products similar to Integral’s once novel and innovative micro-antennas. Likewise, ORBCOMM’s interest in Integral’s satellite antenna products was sidelined by their own bankruptcy/reorganization concerns. After all was said and done, the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a newly emerging market had passed.

But, I did note it was a bittersweet victory. Before and during the trial, Integral’s Thomas Aisenbrey uncovered (literally stumbled across) a unique formula that he thought to use as a sealant for the company’s satellite antenna-panel line. This unique formula increased the satellite antenna’s reception multi-fold, and in angles and under circumstances never before seen. Curious, he took apart his own cell phone, taking out the antenna and covering the surface of the phone with this newfound substance.

The phone not only worked, but the thing worked like gangbusters. Underground car garages, out of the way country drives, inside office buildings and malls, the phone worked. As the IAS lawsuit began, this became the Integral’s top-secret focus, to develop this new substance, and quietly test out its ultimate potential.

Thus was born the PlasTenna…

So, just what is this Plastic Antenna, or as Integral Technologies calls it: PlasTenna?

According to an article submitted in Popular Science magazine, written by Jim LaBounty.
It’s not a plastic-coated copper pole destined to snap off. A PlasTenna is a highly conductive blend of plastic and metal fibers that can be molded to create any part of a cell phone—turning the casing into the antenna. Conventional antennas are oriented in a single direction, not necessarily in line with cellphone waves, and when the two don’t match, your signal suffers. In contrast, the ingredients in PlasTenna’s secret recipe are distributed in a latticework that sponges up radio signals from all angles, boosting reception.
The secret recipe surrounding the PlasTenna soon became the foundation for the myriad of other “Electric Plastic”, or as dubbed by Integral Technologies, “ElectriPlast” innovations. The more Thom Aisenbrey tested and played with the material, the more niche applications he found and filed patents for.

In my opinion, Integral is on yet another cusp—on the verge of breaking into a new marketplace. The company managers are wiser than before. They have deliberated in building a firm foundation to support that pending emergence. This foundation consists of patents, to include pending, provisional. It also encompasses advisors both legal and market connected. It includes funding to include Wells Fargo and Wellington Investment brokerages. And if you happen to be a shareholder, it includes you too.

The potential impact of Integral’s product could end up being profitable to a staggering extent. There is risk associated, but there is also keen interest. That interest rests in the fact that the PlasTenna has capabilities, which reportedly exceeds (by “80 times*”) any antenna product on the market today. The interest also rests in the fact that the ElectriPlast/PlasTenna material is moldable, lightweight and non-corrosive. Most importantly--as gleaned from Integral's patent submissions--depending on the disruptive formulation process used, ElectriPlast can used in conducting raw electricity or electronic signal propagation, or on the flip side, it can be used as a shield against these properties.

Until this product comes to market and becomes proven and established – there will be a great degree of Interest and Risk present.

For additional follow up to this piece, link to the following:
SIGNAL Magazine *
Integral’s Website
Frost & Sullivan
Modern Plastics Worldwide
ABC News - Austin Texas Affiliate KVUE
EETimes German Edition
DataWeek TechNews
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Big Charts News Service
The Black Voice News


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