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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.

March 31, 2006

ElectriPlast -- Integral's Latest SEC Filing...



By Vince S.
ElectriPlast Blog Editor
Due Diligence Link By Adn

[ElectriPlast Blog Publisher's Note: Before using this option, do yourself a favor by contacting Integral's Investor Relations at 888-666-8833, or your broker to validate this website's services. PK sends...]

SEC Info - Integral Technologies Inc - DEF 14A - For 28 April 2006

' -- I like this part. . .'

"As a result of such reservation requirements, if we desire to issue common equity for stock splits or acquisitions or to obtain funds through an offering or for any other purpose, we are currently limited to the issuance of 2,019,109 shares of common stock."

Within this SEC filing, is a passage for those who are shareholders, wherein they will be asked to vote on increasing the overall number of shares to 150 million. The management at Integral Technologies has not been frivolous with the stock play in the past. As noted in the highlighted excerpt above, the intention is to allow for both security & flexibility as the company moves forward with its plan to introduce and market their patented ElectriPlast / Plastenna technologies.

Shareholders can review the above referenced SEC filing, or await receipt of a proxy package in the mail sometime this month, detailing this aspect.

Although the company asks that shareholders either attend the shareholders meeting, or mail-in their proxy vote, there may be an alternative as referenced by a fellow shareholder -- He refers to a tool which may be helpful in casting your vote can be found at the following website:


March 26, 2006

ElectriPlast - Balancing Security and Commerce

Security in

a Smaller


By Vince S.
ElectriPlast Blog Editor

Is there room for both in this era of globalization?

Of all the vexing and compelling quandaries facing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001--Hurricane Katrina notwithstanding--the most intractable issue is U.S. seaport security.

In an era of globalization and international trade, millions of cargo containers are either being loaded, in transit or being unloaded at the world's major ports each year. In fact, these tractor-trailer sized metal boxes ply the sea lanes stacked five high on the decks of transport ships.

By one statistic, sea borne cargo containers visit the world's ports some 48 million times each year, making about 6 million dockings at U.S. ports. Because of the increasing trade imbalance with Pacific Rim nations, notably China and Japan, most of the cargo containers are destined for the West Coast ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, and Seattle. They represent a staggering 11,000 containers per day or a jaw dropping eight containers per minute.

High volume plus low inspection rate equals high threat level

This incredible volume of cargo containers (only about two per cent of which are inspected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at U.S. ports), present a very high threat level for DHS and grave concerns in the Oval Office, Capitol Hill and the Pentagon. It understates reality to say that these concerns evolve around our vulnerability and our openness to a terrorist attack

In one scenario played out at the highest levels of the U.S. Government, a cargo container from a furniture maker in the Far East is packed, sealed and manifested for delivery to a national merchandiser in the U.S. For all intents and purposes, the container appears legitimate: It's outer walls are marked by a unique container code that identifies the container owner. But, while waiting on a dock for clearance and shipment, someone surreptitiously enters the container and places a nuclear, biological, or chemical weapon inside set to detonate in two weeks or whatever the transit time is to America.

Unbeknownst to the ship's crew and U.S. port authorities, a ticking time bomb is making its way to our shores.

How can we prevent this from becoming a reality?

On the extreme opposite end of this scenario, Customs and Border Protection decides to inspect each container before it arrives at the U.S. port of entry.

Unfortunately, the backlog of container ships quickly clog the sea lanes for hundreds of miles into the Pacific. Also, the continuous supply-chain that stretches from Beijing to Boston, Guangzhou to Green Bay or Shanghai to Shreveport would grind to a halt and cripple international commerce.

Chaos would ensue, globalization and international trade would be devastated and a tsunami of economic decline would ripple around the globe.

Enter Integral Technologies!

However, against the foregoing catastrophic backdrops, Integral Technologies, through its ElectriPlast intellectual property, has developed a solution.

In a recent U.S. Patent Application (q.v. 0050195101) for a Shipping Container Security System, the patent Abstract described a security system that senses intrusions into a shipping container through the opening of doors, cutting an opening, or removing the doors from their hinges. Moreover, in paragraph [0047] of the patent application, the inventors said, "The antenna is preferably a 'Plastenna' model manufactured by Integral Technologies, Inc. located in Bellingham, Wash."

Six Degrees of Separation Redux

Last week, Starbucks announced that it would install a GE security system called "CommerceGuard" to detect tampering with its cargo containers that carry coffee beans from Guatemala to Starbucks roasting plants in Kent, WA. Starbucks also announced that they had participated in a several year DHS study of cargo container security.

The "CommerceGuard" security system is manufactured by GE-Interlogix in North Saint Paul, MN. When it is rolled out, it could bridge the concerns raised by proponents of homeland security and international commerce.

With these latest revelations, it would appear that Integral Technologies is firmly anchored at the intersection of disruptive technology, homeland security and international commerce.

Reference Material:


March 24, 2006

ElectriPlast - Setting the Pace in a Growing Market...

Perspective --


as Observed

in Europe:

By S.S & Craig Q.
ElectriPlast Blog Readers

Special to the ElectriPlast Blog

Electroactive Polymers to Reach 240.3 Million Pounds in 2011, BCC Research Says

January 16, 2006 -- Electroactive polymers market will reach 170 million pounds in 2006, and the market will continue to grow at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 7.1% and reach 240 million pounds in 2011, according to a technical market research report from Business Communications Co Inc.

Electroactive polymers comprise several groups of materials: conductive plastics, inherently conductive polymers (ICPs), inherently dissipative polymer (IDPs), and other polymers. Conductive plastics will reach 168 million lb in 2006. By the end of the forecast period, these plastics will reach 235 million lb at an AAGR of 6.9%. ICPs will grow to 5.3 million lb in 2011-up from 2.6 million lb in 2006-an AAGR of 15.7%. The growth for low dielectric polymers is so small that a measurement of AAGR would be meaningless.

Electroactive polymers are at the forefront of several new, important and far-reaching technologies. They require a detailed and up-to-date assessment of their impact on the technologically driven electronics industry. Although conductive plastics mimic the conductivity of metals, there are generally compromises that have to be made in terms of their processability, performance and economies of production. These factors have driven the search for alternative "conductive plastics" such as ICPs and IDPs. Low dielectric polymer development is still in its infancy and is primarily targeted for flexible electronics.

Traditional conductive plastics utilize standard fillers, most notably carbon black and carbon fibers, to provide both ESD protection and/or EMI shielding, while inherently conductive polymers (ICPs) compete in the ESD market but are moving ahead, albeit in very small volumes, into advanced electronic applications such as:

  • organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) for flat panel displays,
  • anti-corrosion coatings,
  • sensors,
  • solar cells,
  • textile/fabrics,
  • capacitors
  • and potentially in organic transistors and flexible circuitry.

Low dielectric polymers, another aspect of electroactive polymers, are being touted for the film base for these flexible circuits.

In addition to the continuing need to solve technological issues, the high prices of ICPs are a major deterrent in their commercial development. Conductive plastic growth appears to be solid over the next five years and well into the next decade even though some relatively small specialty applications have been replaced by ICPs.

The major ICPs are polythiophenes, polyanilines, and, polypyrroles and the few major ICP producing companies are all based off-shore consisting of Bayer/Lanxess and Ormecon (Germany), and Panipol (Finland), while the major conductive plastics companies are based in North America led by LNP, Noveon, Polyone and RTP.

[ElectriPlast Blog Publisher's Note: Global Forecast of the Electroactive Polymer Market, through 2011 (Million lbs) Source: BCC Inc (NE Asia Online).]


Chemists work on plastic promise

The following story was featured in BBC News, Science/Nature - Submitted: 20 March 2006 -- the overall gist: Chemists are still working hard to either mimic, or possibly create an enhanced version of Integral Technologies already patented conductive polymer material known as: ElectriPlast

By Jonathan Fildes BBC News science and technology reporter

The team has already used the polymer to print transistors -- A new plastic that could rival silicon as the material of choice for some electronic devices has been developed.

The invention could eventually slash the cost of flat panel screens and bring electronic paper into common use.

The new material can also be laid down using simple printing techniques rather than the expensive and elaborate methods used to process silicon.

The plastic, reported in the journal Nature Materials, is the work of a US-UK industrial and academic team.

The researchers told the journal that until now, the speed at which polymers conduct electricity has been too slow for them to fully challenge silicon-based materials.

However, the team claims, this barrier can now be overcome using some clever chemistry.

Chemical tweaks

The new material is an organic polymer, a class of substances that are used to make everything from bin bags to solar panels. They are also used in some electronic devices already.

In 2004, electronics giant Philips announced production of a flexible display using organic polymers, while other companies such as Cambridge Display Technology use them to manufacture organic light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

However, the performance of the plastics has always made them second choice for more mainstream applications. The new semi-conducting polythiophene could change all that.

It has been tweaked by chemists to alter its molecular structure, meaning it is more efficient at carrying an electrical current and can also be dissolved in a solution to produce an ink.

These modifications give the material its edge over traditional silicon which must be processed at high temperatures and in vacuums. This is not only slow and expensive but produces a large amount of waste.

Instead, the new polymer can be printed using traditional inkjet printers or techniques similar to those used to produce magazines and wallpaper.

This means it can easily be printed on large flexible surfaces, making it attractive for use in electronic paper where rigid silicon cannot be used.

Specific jobs

The team has already used the technique to print transistors, a key building block of electronic circuits.

The working devices are six times faster than any polymer transistors previously reported, and are similar in performance to the silicon used in flat panel screens.

The team behind the discovery believes the material will be used in areas where silicon struggles to compete.

"Initial applications might be in simple, disposable electronic items, followed by small reflective displays for PDAs or e-paper," said Iain McCulloch, a senior project manager at UK-based Merck Chemicals and one of the authors of the paper.

"Further away are large, high-resolution displays," he told the BBC News website.

However, it is unlikely that the material will ever rival silicon in the manufacture of high-speed computer chips.

The core of all modern computers, these require ultra-pure materials and precision design that is simply not achievable with these polymers.

"We are still orders of magnitude away," Iain McCulloch admits.

[ElectriPlast Blog Publisher's Note: The research team--referenced above-- incorporated members from Merck Chemicals in Southampton, UK; Palo Alto Research Center, California; Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University; and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory.]

March 22, 2006

ElectriPlast's Future Impact on the Cellular Industry...



Originally Posted On:

New Technology Will Make Cell Phones More Dependable Trends

) - It's hard to imagine life without cell phones, even though it has only been about 20 years since the Federal Communications Commission authorized commercial cellular service in the United States.

Despite their popularity, cell phones can be frustrating.

Anyone who uses one has experienced losing a connection (usually in the middle of an important business call), or being 'out of service area' and unable to use their phone. Often, reception is not clear. And if your antenna should break off, you're really in trouble.

A new antenna technology, dubbed "Plastenna," may change all that.

Plastenna, a product of Bellingham, Wash.-based Integral Technologies, Inc., is based on the development of a composite material that can be shaped or configured into virtually any form. The conductive polymer recipe was developed by Integral and is blended with resins that are produced by virtually any worldwide resin manufacturer.

The material was invented by Thomas A. Aisenbrey, the chief technology officer/general manager at Integral, by doping micron conductive compounds with base resins such as plastic or rubber, to create a conductive material that can be molded, extruded, or calandered into various shapes. It can be configured into an antenna as thin as a mere 1 millimeter thick.

The antenna is so malleable it can be formed into virtually any 3-D shape or size to become part of the shell or case of any wireless device, from phones, radios or even body parts of vehicles.

Manufactured from a conductive resin-based material, this "invisible" antenna molds like plastic but conducts like metal. It allows for unlimited 3-D design flexibility, increases signal performance and significantly reduces manufacturing costs.

The technology is currently being tested at major cellular service providers and manufacturers as well as mobile computing and satellite companies.

In addition to its use in phones, according to William S. Robinson, chairman and CEO of Integral Technologies, Plastenna can also be used in:

  • pagers,
  • radios,
  • global positioning systems,
  • wireless-based networks or
  • any wireless application.

"The future of the composite antenna design holds virtually unlimited potential as it removes current design constraints in wireless devices imposed by existing antenna designs," says Robinson.

For more information, visit www.itkg.net.
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For additional insight regarding the vast possibilities surrounding ElectriPlast's potential, please review the following:


March 21, 2006

ElectriPlast -- Focuses on Heating & LED markets...

The Marketing

Plan Begins...

By Business Wire
BELLINGHAM, Wash.--March 20, 2006

Integral Technologies Agrees in Principal to a License of its ElectriPlast® Technology

Integral Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ITKG) ("Integral") has agreed in principle to issue a license for the rights to use the Company's proprietary ElectriPlast® technology for specific applications in the:

  • Heating, and
  • LED lighting markets.

Commenting on the Company's first license of its ElectriPlast® technology, Integral's Chairman and CEO, Bill Robinson, said, "We are excited to have completed the first license agreement for certain applications of our ElectriPlast® technology, and look forward to a mutually beneficial business relationship with the licensee as they bring ElectriPlast to market."

Further details of this license will be available upon the execution of the definitive agreement.

Integral Technologies
Integral Technologies, Inc. is the developer of an innovative electrically conductive resin-based material called "ElectriPlast," a highly conductive recipe that can be molded into virtually any shape or dimension associated with the range of plastics, rubbers and other polymers. Our IP consists of ElectriPlast® and over 90 applications of ElectriPlast® in various industries. To date, we have received 12 patents on ElectriPlast® applications, 7 have been issued, 5 have been allowed and are awaiting issuance, and 88 are pending. Various examples of industries where ElectriPlast can be used are antennas, shielding, lighting, circuitry, switch actuators, resistors, and medical devices, to name just a few. The company is currently introducing these new products and ElectriPlast technology on a global scale.

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. Actual results could differ materially, as the result of such factors 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, and (3) other factors detailed in the company's public filings with the SEC. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company can give no assurances that the transaction described in this press release will be successfully completed, and undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.

Contacts: Integral Technologies, Inc. -- Michael Pound, 888-666-8833


[ElectriPlast Blog Publisher's Note: To Further your Due Diligence on ElectriPlast the potential present in the referenced Heading & LED markets, recommend you review the following url's for added insight -- With thanks to the link contributions provided by Richie S., PK sends...]

March 13, 2006

ElectriPlast -- Role in Asset Tracking / Security…



of Asset





ElectriPlast Blog Publisher

[ElectriPlast Blog Publisher's Note: The Dubai Ports World controversy has thrust maritime, port and shipping security to the forefront of national security issues. However, years ago, before this became a hot button issue, Integral Technologies addressed this and other container security concerns.]

A number of years ago, Integral Technologies sought to address many of those concerns with the introduction of their flat panel satellite antenna, which was specifically designed to work with the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite system operated by ORBCOMM. The idea behind this unique antenna was simple.

  • On cargo containers, it could be placed in an obscure position on the top or side to monitor the containers' location. One configuration of this antenna could also transmit signals to indicate cargo tampering.
  • The flat panel satellite antenna, coupled with other technology, could be embedded in expensive heavy-duty construction and mining equipment. In the event that the equipment was stolen, the technology accompanying the antenna could "call home," thus making tracking and recovery a reality.
  • At oil and gas pipelines or similarly isolated sites, the flat panel antenna could assist pipeline personnel with monitoring and controlling switches remotely.
  • Moreover, refrigerated fleet vehicles could be configured with a flat panel antenna that not only monitors the vehicle for location and the container for tampering, but could also monitor the temperature within the container, alerting the driver and dispatch office of potential problems during transit. Finally, the satellite link can provide real time data- and voice-links between the driver and the dispatcher.

It was in the midst of creating a unique epoxy solution for the flat panel antenna that Integral's chief technology officer, Mr. Thomas Aisenbrey, discovered the key to Plastenna and later ElectriPlast.

It was not the writer's intention to ride the coattails of the current media storm surrounding the failed Dubai World Ports deal, nor was it meant to highlight security issues and lapses in US port security. This is merely a continuation of the ElectriPlast story based on historical data and patent information. Furthermore, this article is intended to show that the ElectriPlast story is not a one-off wonder; it is based in reality and has the capacity to touch real-world concerns and interests in countless ways.

That ElectriPlast and the flat panel satellite antenna can enhance highway, railway and maritime asset security is a compelling story.

During these uncertain times, this speaks positively to the obvious need and the credible role that Integral's ElectriPlast enhanced flat panel satellite antenna platform might play in enhancing the country's overall security.


An Outside Patent Application involving ElectriPlast technology:

By Ray W.
ElectriPlast Blog Reader

Special to the ElectriPlast Blog

Linked below is a patent application dated: 8 September 2005.

This patent comes from a company familiar with Integral's Flat Panel satellite antenna--but more importantly, it focuses on the subject at hand, an enhanced new "Shipping Container Security System." Herein, you will note that the drafter purposely incorporates the preferred use of Integral’s ElectriPlast antenna (Plastenna) technology to enhance their patent proposition. . .

[0047] Therefore, this invention eliminates the security system receiver in container 2 and employs only a transmitter, such as transmitter 11 that transmits a repetitious pattern of low duty cycle data transmissions, and/or a pattern of data transmission that are triggered by motion sensor 52 or door switch 12. Transmitter 11 is based on a commercially available transmitter employed in home and industrial security systems that regularly transmits supervisory messages, such as every hour or every four hours. Transmitter 11 can operate longer than five years on a single 3-volt Lithium 2/3A cell. Transmitter 11 is preferably a model number 60-917-95, and receiver 7 is preferably a model number 60-764-01-95R-MAX, both of which are manufactured by GE-Interlogix located in North Saint Paul, Minn. Transmitter 11 resists tampering by employing an antenna 54 that is hidden and protected in a corrugated strengthening "slot" on the exterior of container 2. The antenna is preferably a "Plastenna" model manufactured by Integral Technologies, Inc. located in Bellingham, Wash.

March 10, 2006

ElectriPlast -- Investment Exposure & Analysis

ChangeWave.com Spotlights Integral Technologies and their ElectriPlast prospects.

Featuring ElectriPlast as an investment opportunity, the newsletter highlights products potential, while acknowledging the uncertainties of new technologies emerging in today's marketplace.

In my opinion it gives a great baseline for overall knowledge surrounding the company--Integral Technologies--and their ElectriPlast innovations. Still, it would behoove you to conduct your own research, contact the company and ask questions, and consult your broker before making an investment in this or any company.

Cheers, and I hope you enjoy the read as presented on: http://www.changewave.com/microcap/, and for those desiring to subscribe to this investor site's services, please click the link.



March 9, 2006 -- ACTIONS -- EXTREME MICROCAP Integral Technologies Inc. (OTC BB: ITKG) -- Buy Up To $1

Dear MicroCap Investor subscribers,

As the tag line on the ad goes, "Sometimes you have to chase the dream before you are too tired to chase it."

For years, the dream of many engineers and product designers has been to have a moldable plastic, as strong as metal with the electrical properties of metal or semiconductor. If you had such a product, a design engineer could:

  • Reduce the weight of a jet airplane or bus or truck or automobile by 10% or more -- saving cost and improving gas mileage.
  • Create a cell phone case that is also an antennae, thereby increasing the range and quality of wireless phone calls 20%-40%.
  • Substitute plastic for silicon in the making of semiconductors, RFID chips and diodes.
  • And, substitute plastic for metal in about 100 other applications!

In the design-materials world, moldable plastic that is as strong and conductive as metal is the holy grail. Well folks, we've found a company that owns the patents and manufacturing formula for this crown jewel.

Integral Technologies, Inc. has developed an electrically conductive resin-based material called "ElectriPlast." It's a highly conductive recipe that can be molded into virtually any shape or dimension associated with the range of plastics, rubbers and other polymers.

Integral's intellectual property consists of ElectriPlast and over 90 applications of ElectriPlast in various industries. To date, ITKG has received 12 patents on ElectriPlast applications -- there are seven issued, five that are allowed and awaiting issuance, and 88 more that are pending.


Electriplast is a plastic material that can be used as a substitute for metal. The problem it solves is huge, if you know the story behind polymers.

Today's conductive polymers are more flexible and weigh less than metal, but their higher impedance (electricity doesn't flow through them easily) has made them suitable only for low-voltage, low-current applications. Now, we know you are dying to understand Ohm's law that is the basis of for electrical circuits and such -- but let's skip that.

The key to Integral's technology is this: Electriplast has the unique ability to be formulated to act like anything conductive, and that property is what is so unique and gives the material billion-dollar potential in annual sales.

Thomas Aisenbrey is the inventor of the material and vice president of product development at Integral. Here's what he has to say. "Ours is the world's only highly conductive polymer. It's conductive enough that you can run heavy current through it, either ac or dc."

ElectriPlast is derived from a material called Plastenna that Aisenbrey engineered to make moldable antennas for wireless telephone handsets. The company embedded metal filaments in the handset case to gather RF signals. Then it broadened the recipe for the material, so that now its process can be used to make nearly any currently available polymer conductive.

Plastenna, an inexpensive material, conducts heat, electricity and radio-frequency energy nearly as well as copper, yet it can be mixed with rigid or flexible plastics and formed into just about any shape plastic can take on.

We are talking about a plastic material with the ability to not only absorb radio signals, but more importantly, the ability to also conduct electricity.

The implications are enormous and it could eventually impact a range of products: LED Lighting, Cooler Computer Processors, Plastic Batteries, Plastic Solar Cells, and Plastic RFID Chips, to name only a portion of the possibilities. Integral has filed patents for all of these.

Speaking of patent filings, an interesting sidebar on Integral is that William Gates Sr., the lawyer father of Bill from Microsoft, is the man behind the patent protection process for ITKG. His firm has done most of the work on the patent filings, and have taken some of their fees is stock. Does that tell you something?


We consulted an Alliance member who is involved in the materials industry and we can assure you the numbers are compelling. Here's a look at the analysis:

Let's start with the basic material. Polymers range from $2 a pound (crude stuff) to $500 a pound (pure plastics/optic stuff).

The highest volume demand is for the $5 lb polymer. Integral Technology takes the $5 cost and with wire/spool/pultrusion/pellet chopping will add a cost of $7 to it, raising the total cost to $12.

They will be able to sell this at $30 a pound. The cheap $2 polymer would be sold for $20 per pound after Electriplast is included.

Plastic wires can be manufactured by pultrusion -- a process of pulling a wire through a machine that coats it with polymer. Billions and billions of tons of plastic wire could be produced annually. (It's important to note that Integral plans to outsource either most or all of the manufacturing of its materials and will not have to bear the burden of large capital costs).

So the math roughly looks like this: We estimate 40% margins on gross sales of $3 million per 100,000 pounds of polymer, and figure that ITKG retains 10% of this as royalty. That equals $1.2 million per 100,000 pounds of polymer that is upgraded with Integral's Electriplast.

Now, that's a nice profit -- essentially a pure profit -- for a tiny company, which is staffed with only seven people.

So what do we think Integral Technology is really worth?

Truly, it's a tough call. However, once production hits 100,000 pounds per week, the company should generate more than $50 million in royalties. As a royalty-driven firm, ITKG should get valued at a minimum of 10 times gross royalties.

This revenue scenario would place a valuation of upwards of $500 million on a company that today is valued at about $40 million. Obviously, we've got some upside in this baby.


Integral's shares have climbed steadily since the new year from about 30 cents to above 90 cents, but we think this is only a warm-up for the big game.

We recommend subscribers initiate at least a one-third position in ITKG at a Buy Up To price of $1. Thereafter, look to accumulate the balance of your position at prices under 80 cents.

Remember that ITKG is coming off a "spikey" past few months, so the stock will probably jump around and fill in the gaps, giving you the opportunity to make some excellent buys.

Like NeoMedia (NEOM), we think we're getting in ITKG at an opportune time before the company's technology is widely recognized by industry and investors. And like NEOM, we expect to enjoy another great ride!

Tobin Smith, Executive Editor

March 05, 2006

ElectriPlast, A Material to Cool Computer Processors...

Much as been said about the potential of ElectriPlast, a plastic material that can conduct electricity as well as metal.

A plastic material that tests prove to be a most adroit antenna, capable of picking up radio emissions (signals) better than any other antenna product presently on the market.

Though, to date, I have dwelled on these and a few other significant aspects, I have yet to expand the notion of why ElectriPlast is referred to as a disruptive material.

Rather than leave the readers guessing at what was gleaned from the patents already submitted and which are public record, let's get to the heart of it. Like that block of plastic advertised in commercials a number of years back--the one that helped to speed the defrosting of frozen meats--ElectriPlast does one better. With varying doping processes of Tom Aisenbrey's IP ElectriPlast formula, many properties can be achieved. One unique process is used to create a plastic formula that can also be used to dissipate heat.

You might think, ok, a plastic material that can be used to cool--on a hot summer day, I'll now go out and buy a bodysuit of the stuff and cancel the new swimming pool planned for the backyard.

Though a nice thought, more to the point is the notion of which could best benefit from such a low cost, low tech feature?

Real world example time: I am typing on a computer that is extremely old, by today's standards. Though I am making no other noise, aside from the tapping of my keyboard, I hear raging at my feet the sound of a fan working hard to keep my computer's 386 processor from greeting me with the blue screen of death.

Mine is an old computer. New computers rely dearly on the transfer and dispersal of heat in order to maintain the speeds, power and capabilities users today enjoy as commonplace.

Imagine if you will, what would happen if one of the many computer, or chip processor companies took notice of ElectriPlast's unique heat dispersal abilities?

Better yet, imagine if they put this ElectriPlast heat dispersing material to a test, comparing it on a head-to-head basis with many of the other various systems on the market, and as a result, found Integral's ElectriPlast a solid, less expensive contender with those proven computer processor cooling systems...

Take a moment to read the article below, and sense this particular potential for yourself...


Internet & Technology

HP's Burning Question: How To Keep Systems Cool

By: Ken Spencer Brown -- Investor's Business Daily -- Posted: 3/2/2006

Having a hot new product isn't always a good thing.

Just ask Hewlett-Packard.

The company's server computers are too hot -- literally. After years of racing to make the systems as fast as possible, the Palo Alto, Calif., company is scrambling to cool down its machines.

Today's faster chips consume more electricity, and most of that ends up as heat energy. Five years ago, a typical server setup drew about 50 watts of electricity. Today, 250 watts are the norm.

That's not a big deal with a personal computer, where a fan or two can send enough cool air to prevent overheating. But when lots and lots of chips are packed into small spaces -- the situation in most data centers -- the problem multiplies quickly. There's only so much air a cooling system can pump in. And air conditioning gets expensive fast.

"It's reached critical mass," said Paul Perez, who heads the storage, networking and infrastructure businesses for HP's (
HPQ) server group.

Hoping to get a handle on the problem, HP has launched a line of gear designed to prevent data center meltdowns:

  • HP's Modular Cooling System acts as a sort of radiator for servers. It pumps chilled water to the server's framing, called a rack, to cool machines directly.
  • The firm's 10000 G2 Series Rack uses standard air cooling, but improves ventilation.
  • HP Power Distribution Unit Management Module lets techies more closely watch over the power usage -- and thus heat -- of a data center.

"Consider these products a spearhead of (other) products coming out over the next year or two," Perez said. He hinted at products that will let companies manage entire data centers as a single system, shifting computer workloads to cooler areas of a room or ratcheting down systems on the fly when they're getting too hot.

Eventually, companies could shift horsepower to other data centers around the globe to take advantage of cooler weather or electricity costs. A user could fire up systems in Serbia during the day and switch to systems in Arizona at night.

HP's rivals are dealing with the heat issue in different ways.

IBM (IBM) last year launched a water-cooling system called the Rear Door Heat exchanger and is looking at simple design changes to its server's chassis to better circulate air.

Sun Microsystems (SUNW) is tackling the problem at its source with its T1 line of processors, formerly known as Niagara. Using just 70 watts of electricity, the systems run much cooler than similarly powered machines.

That also brings an environmental benefit, says Scott McNealy, Sun's chief executive. "We have a cause: eliminating the digital divide without torching the planet," he said at a recent Sun event.

Rackable Systems, (RACK) whose stock has exploded since it went public last summer, has long focused on cooler running systems. It uses a patented chassis design that circulates air more efficiently inside the machines.

And some of its systems perform the standard AC/DC conversion in a centralized fashion, rather than inside each server. Though some dispute the logic, Rackable officials say that makes cooling easier.

The firm also makes sure customers aren't converting more power than they need -- a big source of needless heat.

When IBM launched its water-cooling systems last summer, Rackable executives slammed such systems as risky and expensive.

"We're skeptical," said Josh Goldenhar, Rackable's marketing director.

March 01, 2006

ElectriPlast – Spotlight on Tom Aisenbrey Part 2…

The following will offer insights gleaned from a February 2006 webzine article in: Can Plastics, submitted by: Associate Editor, Ms. Rebecca Reid. The article entitled “Superconductive Polymer Takes Plastic to New Heights” offers yet another clue to the next step in the ElectriPlast and Plastenna marketing game plan.

The ElectriPlast story is compelling, with a serious chance of becoming true -- read on and open your senses to the pending possibilities...


Polymers with semi-conductive properties have been around for years, but Electriplast can conduct electricity just like virtually any metal.

Affordable airline tickets are something most Canadians have given up on. After discount airline Jetsgo abruptly ceased operations last March, thousands watched in despair as their hard-earned money and vacation dreams came crashing down.

Although discount airlines might be a past phenomenon, Tom Aisenbrey and his research team at Integral Technologies Inc. in Bellingham, Washington, have developed a resin technology that could provide the ticket to make flying less expensive.

That's because Aisenbrey has discovered a way to manipulate the molecular structure of virtually any polymer allowing it to fully conduct electricity. When his technology, dubbed Electriplast, becomes commercially available and wire applications are developed from his technique, airplane manufacturers can replace relatively expensive and heavy copper wire with cheaper and lighter plastic wire.

This could rejuvenate the airline industry that has been dogged by high fuel prices and dwindling ticket sales. Replacing copper wire with plastic wire would drastically reduce the weight of commercial airplanes, thus drastically reducing the amount of fuel needed to fly the aircraft. This could allow airlines to reduce the price of tickets, which have been increased to compensate for high oil and fuel prices. At worst, it could help Air Canada pay for more endorsements by Celine Dion.

But wire isn't the only potential application.

"[Electriplast] weighs about 40 per cent less than aluminum," Aisenbrey added. "Can you imagine what that would do to an airplane?"

Aisenbrey's background is in engineering and electronics, not materials science. But in the years prior to joining Integral, he made flat antennas from a conductive loaded acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (ABS) for tanks in Israel. However, the properties of the material weren't optimal for the application.

When Aisenbrey joined Integral to develop flat GPS antennas to replace metal antennas for a satellite firm, he realized developing a conductive polymer was the best answer. Now, Integral has developed PlasTenna, a flat panel antenna made from Electriplast.

The formula Aisenbrey developed creates a micron structure in the polymer where electrons can move freely without resistance. This is accomplished through a special concoction of additives and doping technique, which makes virtually any polymer electrically conductive.

However, just like the Colonel Sander's famed 11 herbs and spices, the recipe is kept tightly under wraps.

"My doping materials are not dependent on any specific polymer," he said. "I can compound pellets with my recipe and make any one of them as conductive as I want."

"I've developed a lot more recipes throughout the years and I can mimic any metal, including superconductors. That opens up a whole other world [of possibilities]," he added. "The conductive plastics I worked with (previously) were low-level, more for static dissipation.
Whereas now, I can mimic copper, silver, gold, titanium, palladium -- just about any metal on the planet."

Ultimately, Aisenbury says entire circuit boards could be insert molded from Electriplast and would reduce the amount of labour and parts need for conventional circuit boards by about 50 per cent.

The best part is Electriplast can be molded on conventional injection molding machinery. Right now about 40 companies are conducting tests and making prototypes with the material.

Many might be skeptical that Aisenbrey, working with a small team and in a small but state-of-the-art lab, could beat the Dows, Bayers and GEs of the world to the punch. But analyst firms like Frost & Sullivan have confirmed that Aisenbrey has indeed opened the door to what many in the plastics industry consider to be the next critical step for both plastics and electronics.

Before Electriplast is available to plastics processors, Integral must find a partner to compound high volumes of the material -- about 100,000 lbs. a day. The firm is talking with several potential partners, but nothing has been finalized, Aisenbrey said.

So far about 60,000 lbs., of the material has been mass-produced in a day, but Integral is capable of scaling production to target levels, Aisenbrey said.

Integral must also wait for its patents to be approved prior to going to market. In total Integral has applied for 100 patents but some are still making their way through the approval process. The patent for PlasTenna was approved in April 2005.

As for aerospace applications, and cheaper airline tickets, time will only tell. For now, die-hard Dion fans not rolling in the dough will have to add more money to their vacation funds to catch her live show in Las Vegas.

Integral Technologies Inc. (Bellingham, Washington.); http://www.itkg.net 888-666-8833