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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.

December 27, 2006

ElectriPlast: 2006 - What an Incredible Year!



By Vince S.
ElectriPlast Blog Editor

A Great Year for Integral Technologies

It’s that time of year, the end of the twelfth month on the Gregorian calendar, when sages, pundits, and media philosophers look over their shoulder at the events that shaped the year. The newsprint, voice and visual media, and, of course, the Blogosphere, will be jacked up with reviews, diagnoses, evaluations, and analyses--good, bad and ugly--on the sometimes exhilarating, often tragic, infrequently peaceful, but ever hopeful progression of the year 2006. Even with the previous year as a template, the sages will still offer their spin on the coming year, 2007!

Hey, folks! The editorial staff of the ElectriPlast Blog would be remiss if we didn’t join in the fun! After all, our job--bringing you news of the evolution of Integral technologies--was made infinitely easier during 2006. So, with the perspective of nearly a full year in our rear view mirror, join us as we take a look at our incredible year of accomplishment and growth. Then we’ll throw in a prediction or three for the infant 2007 as he journeys through the next turbulent 365 days.

2006: The Go-to-Market Year

As usual, the worldwide celebrations to welcome the new year was greeted by a sea of hope-filled faces, horns, prayers for peace, champagne toasts, and a shower of ticker tape as the ball dropped and 2005 became a historical statistic. For a small group of investors, however, history was about to be redefined in a way in which they had only dreamed of: It would be the coming of age of their investment in Integral Technologies. On 3 January 2006, Integral’s CEO Bill Robinson delivered a historic message that capped years of development, testing and marketing strategies for ElectriPlast. Moreover, Mr. Robinson revealed that the company had progressed beyond the development stage; it was time to take our disruptive technology to market. With the CEO’s letter--more a blueprint for the future--Integral moved to the production and marketing phase, portending a bright future for the company and its shareholders.

Another sign of the tremendous progress made by Integral would come in a series of progressively more optimistic press releases as well as the steady upward pressure on the price per share, a growing sign of investor confidence. From a low of $0.36 to a high of over $4.00, ITKG would generate indescribable excitement and optimism.

So, What Made this such a Great Year?

Integral started the first quarter of 2006 with a bang and continued through the year. Like an unbroken chain, Integral press releases and newsworthy events just didn’t stop coming:

  • January -- the long awaited message from the CEO.
  • March -- Tobin Smith’s ChangeWave discovers and recommends ITKG.
  • March -- Integral licenses ElectriPlast for use in LED lighting products.
  • April -- Heatron, Inc., of Leavenworth, KS, finalizes an ElectriPlast licensing agreement.
  • May -- Shareholders overwhelmingly authorize an increase in capital shares to 150 million.
  • May -- Seven more ElectriPlast patents are allowed.
  • June -- Company officials provide status of progress during an extraordinary shareholders meeting held in Jasper, IN.
  • June -- Dow Chemical Co. underwrote the ElectriPlast presentation made by Tom Aisenbrey at the National Plastics Exposition on June 19.
  • September -- Jasper Rubber Co. (JARCO) signs an ElectriPlast licensing agreement.
  • September -- Another ElectriPlast patent (the 19th) is allowed.
  • November -- Integral chosen as an Innovation Award Recipient for the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show.
  • November -- JARCO named as the official ElectriPlast manufacturer, a major link in the supply chain.
  • December -- ADAC automotive licensed to use ElectriPlast to manufacture auto parts.

    Bloggers are referred to previous EB articles and the Integral Technologies site www.itkg.net for additional information on the impact of the above announcements.

2007: The Revenue Generating Year

Clearly, there can be no doubt that Integral Technologies is on the verge of booking revenues and becoming a profitable company. The management team is in place and motivated, but more corporate structure (a board of directors and governance committees) is required to move to one of the big boards. So here are my predictions, folks. The Consumer Electronics Show will showcase the wonders of ElectriPlast, which will attract more and larger companies to our product. 2007 will see a steady increase in the share price of our stock and the company will be listed on the NASDAQ. Tom Aisenbrey will continue to discover more uses for our disruptive intellectual property; more patents will be allowed. Finally, the share price at the end of 2006 will become a ten-bagger by the end of 2007.

I’ll be here to receive laurel wreaths when these goals are achieved or to be a target, if not. Whatever happens, it has been a great year for Integral Technologies, so we'll see if 2007 is ushered in on the same high note.

It has been an incredible year. Next year will be better.

A happy, healthy and prosperous new year to all!

December 18, 2006

ElectriPlast: No Longer a Quest for Validation. It's For Real...




By © 2006 BusinessWire
December 18, 2006 9:02:00 AM ET

Integral Licenses ElectriPlast™ to Supplier to World Automotive Industry

Integral Technologies, Inc.'s (OTCBB:ITKG) ("Integral"), has finalized a license agreement with ADAC Automotive, Inc. (ADAC Automotive) (www.adacautomotive.com) to use the Company's proprietary ElectriPlast™ technology for specific automotive part applications in heating, cooling and exterior and interior telematics.

ADAC Automotive is a full-service automotive supplier dedicated to the production of door handles and components, cowl vent grilles, exterior trim, and marker lighting. Founded in 1975 as ADAC Plastics, Inc., the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based company operates facilities in North America and the United Kingdom, which comprise a combined total of nearly 800,000 square feet of manufacturing space. Today, ADAC is a $225 million company with more than 1,300 employees in the U.S. and U.K., and is a member, along with WITTE Automotive of Velbert, Germany, and STRATTEC Security Corp, of Milwaukee, WI (Symbol: STRT), in the VAST Alliance (www.vastalliance.com), a global alliance serving automotive customers in the development and manufacture of vehicle access systems.

ADAC Automotive's Jack Prince, Global Business Director-Technology Sales Leader for ADAC Automotive commenting on the license said,

"It is an exciting endeavor which can bring many opportunities to the automotive market. The currently targeted applications are only the very beginning of the potential for this partnership".

Integral continues to work with other companies which are in the process of exploring over 111 patented and patent pending identified applications of the Company's ElectriPlast™ technology.

Integral Technologies

Integral Technologies, Inc. (www.itkg.net) 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 thousands of different applications pertinent to a wide variety of industries. To date, we have had 21 US patents issued, or allowed and pending issuance, and 90 patents pending on ElectriPlast™ applications. 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.

For more detailed information on the company and the technologies described above please visit our web site at www.itkg.net or contact Shareholder Relations at 888-666-8833 or The Investor Relations Group, at 212-825-3210. To review the company's filings with the SEC, please go to www.sec.gov.

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

December 10, 2006

ElectriPlast: The Future is Close at Hand...



By: Plastemart.com©
8 December 2006

Demand for conductive electronic polymer products to grow globally (8-12-2006)

Global demand for conductive electronic polymer products is slated to expand by 14.5% pa until 2008, according to a research by Frost & Sullivan. The electronics industry could witness many changes due to introduction of plastic electronics based on inherently conductive polymers (ICPs) and flexible substrates.Currently, the industry heavily relies on plastic as low-cost solution for thermal management in devices with its insulation and conductive properties. Recently developed conductive transparent polymers also function as OLED in displays. Future products include roll-up displays for computers and cellp hones, flexible solar panels for power portable equipment, as well as ultralow-cost RFID tags. New materials such as carbon nanotubes and organic molecules, with conducting and semi-conducting properties, are set to bring in sophisticated plastic electronic displays for cell phones and portable devices as per the report.

The ongoing trend toward miniaturization and the consequent demand for high-performance plastics that provide tough, stable parts with thin walls will intensify the search for specialty polymers. Compact and complex PCBs with rising operating temperatures are pushing researchers to focus on the thermal management capabilities of plastics used in electronic devices. In addition to new resins, additives and fillers to meet thin-wall and high-temperature requirements for molded parts, there is a need for more-efficient heat sinks that that are used to cool semiconductors, reported Frost & Sullivan.

Moreover, thermally conductive thermoplastics are also eyed as alternatives for aluminium and copper as development materials for heat sinks for electronics. Meanwhile, the growing use of lead-free soldering to comply with the RoHS directive is said to add to the demand for plastics with exceptional thermal management properties. Hence, new plastic materials must accommodate higher soldering temperatures of about 250°C to 260°C, especially for electronic parts that undergo surface-mount reflow soldering. Compounds made of high-temperature thermoplastics such as liquid crystal polymer and polyethersulfone used in molded interconnect devices and low-k dielectric polymers in semiconductor fabrication are also expected to register strong growth.

This report can be found at -- http://www.plastemart.com/plasticnews_desc.asp?news_id=9604&P=P#

December 06, 2006

ElectriPlast: The Tipping Point

Vision &


By Vince S.
ElectriPlast Blog Editor

Integral Announces Jasper Rubber Company the official manufacturer of ElectriPlast

Much has been written about the term the “tipping point” since the advent of Malcolm Gladwell’s book, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. Although he speaks in terms of the rapid and exponential spread of viruses, he uses other definitions to illustrate the tipping point concept:

(1) the moment when something unique becomes common
(2) a radical change that moves a critical mass one way or another
(3) a point at which an equity becomes a fortune or a misfortune, inter alia.

You get the picture, so develop you own analogy.

Since Gladwell’s introduction, the phrase has been used to define sea changes in any number of areas, not to mention political, environmental, social, economic, military and other areas of human endeavor. Likewise, in the investment community, it has come to mean a transformational change that accelerates the growth or decline of a sector, a company or a stock. Hence, those pivotal events that cause these radical changes are called the "tipping point."

If a tipping point can be defined as “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point,” has a tipping point been achieved for Integral Technologies? If so, can we identify that tipping point? Was it the hiring of Tom Aisenbrey? Or the invention of ElectriPlast? Could it have been the historic 3 January 2006 declaration from our CEO proclaiming 2006 as our go-to-market year? Actually, a number of events occurred this year that might also qualify as collective tipping points, but I’ll save those for another day. For the time being, let’s focus on the latest press release.

In what one newspaper called a “bombshell,” Integral Technologies named the Jasper Rubber Company as the official manufacturer of ElectriPlast. Of course, all who follow this stock know of the relationship between these two companies. However, what separates this statement from a decade of press releases (2006 is the most prolific year for Integral press releases with nine) is what “the tipping point“ is all about.

This, the most dramatic statement of the year, was bursting at the seams with hints of progress made as well as insinuations (promises, really) for a successful future. In it, Integral proclaimed that it had finally matured to the point where it has moved past the developmental and prototype stages to the production phase. (Next, obviously, comes the revenue generating phase, which will be a tipping point for the share price!). After a full decade, Integral is prepared to assume a major manufacturing role by providing “well over 100 companies” with the “necessary material” to take their products to the next level. That is a significant statement.

Then, when Jasper's CEO and President Doug Mathias, whose client base includes Fortune 500 companies, commented on the “long-term success of Integral,” it was clear that his frame of reference included Jasper’s manufacture of ElectriPlast-based products for many of those Fortune 500 companies. Some of Jasper’s clientele are in the major appliance (GE?), oil filter (Fram, ACDelco, Purolator?), and automotive industries (Detroit, Tokyo, Munich?) Not too shabby, huh? And all it takes is one contract from any of those industries and we are "off the launch pad and into orbit."

To be sure, Jasper Rubber didn’t become a $70 million a year company over night! It started 57 years ago with a vision, strong management, a cadre of dedicated workers and the persistence to be the best at what they do. Over time, they have grown larger, expanded their client base and become a substantial name in their industry by providing a quality product at a competitive price. Now, Jasper Rubber sees an opportunity to take the company to the next level by partnering with the world’s first highly conductive polymer company.

And that, friends, is another tipping point--for Jasper Rubber and Integral Technologies.

December 02, 2006

ElectriPlast: Local Reporter Uncovers More...

Local Press

Digs Deeper

By Bill Powell
The (Jasper) Herald Staff Writer

[ElectriPlast Blog Editor's Note: Lately, it seems that news about Integral Technologies has been coming as fast and as forceful as a blast of water from a fireman's hose. Already the most prolific year since 2001 in terms of press releases, now we have news from The Jasper Herald that sheds more light on the Integral Technologies/Jasper Rubber relationship, progress made on the manufacture of ElectriPlast particles and future plans.]

[ElectriPlast Blog Publisher's Note: We are working hard to fact check one item within this report that caused a bit of confusion upon early reading. While it is true that Tom Aisenbrey has been working with Integral Technologies since 2000, it is also true that prior to working for Integral, he worked for another agency wherein he gained knowledge of polymer substances. It was derivatives of this exposure and self-initiated research which--upon employment with Integral Technologies--he thought might help with enhancing the adhesive quality of the corporate focus of the moment, the Flat Panel satellite antenna. But that is me reading far too much into the reference of the " 9 years " noted within the article. We will fact check this reference and get back to you with the actual response from the Herald's Staff Reporter as soon as possible. PK sends...]

Jasper Rubber to Make Revolutionary Product

JASPER, IN, Nov. 30 --- Considering that the company involved was founded in 1949 to manufacture rubber plungers, a major business deal involving Jasper Rubber Products and a revolutionary new product is something of a bombshell.

"The execution of this manufacturing agreement places (Jasper Rubber) squarely in the middle of potentially one of the largest technological advancements ever to occur in the rubber and plastics industries,” is how Doug Mathias, the company’s president and CEO, describes an agreement with Integral Technologies Inc.

Integral Technologies, of Bellingham, Wash., has selected Jasper Rubber as the official manufacturer of ElectriPlast, a plastic that conducts electricity.

ElectriPlast is the world’s first highly conductive plastic, according to its inventor and Integral Technologies chief technical officer Tom Aisenbrey.

Aisenbrey, 49, has been working the last nine years to perfect the plastic that conducts electricity as if it were metal. It does it in a unique way, using a proprietary recipe that can create a vast variety of highly conductive polymers.

The inventor spoke to The Herald from Jasper Rubber’s production floor today.

Almost anything made from metal today can now be molded from ElectriPlast. Integral Technologies and Jasper Rubber are now front and center in a growing, multibillion-dollar industry, Aisenbrey said. “The market for it is astronomical,” he added.

While other conductive plastics on the market are considered semi-conductors, Aisenbrey said household current can actually be run through ElectriPlast.

The big companies that approached Integral Technologies about producing ElectriPlast did not leave Aisenbrey with a safe feeling. The opposite is true with Jasper Rubber; he added, and that means from the top executives to the work force on the production floor.

Jasper Rubber initially approached Integral Technologies about simply using its product. As the two corporate entities talked, the Washington-based company asked the Jasper company to take ElectriPlast from the prototype to production stage.

“I haven’t felt like I’ve worked with a better group of guys in 25 years,” Aisenbrey said. “The atmosphere here is one of the best I’ve seen in any factory and I work in factories all over the world. These guys are just good, wholesome people here. It’s been a blessing to have Jasper come into my life.”

“We’re extremely happy to be selected to be the worldwide, exclusive manufacturer,” Mathias said.

After Jasper Rubber’s purchase of some new equipment, Aisenbrey said, “we’re making pellets like crazy every day now.”

With more than 800 employees, Jasper Rubber had already established itself as a leader in rubber and plastics development, according to Mathias. The company is still manufacturing molded, extruded, lathe-cut rubber and thermoplastic products for the major appliance, oil filter and automotive industries.

But now, in a departure from just making parts, Jasper Rubber has also been manufacturing the ElectriPlast pellets for parts makers around the globe since October. The process involves a lot of automation, Mathias said, but it will also mean “some additions to staff along the way.” He declined to discuss numbers.

Jasper Rubber also has a license agreement to manufacture some parts out of ElectriPlast.

There already are 111 ElectiPlast patents, with thousands of applications already identified. ElectriPlast, according to its makers, can be used in household appliances, in construction, in the automotive industry, in the medical device arena and in the defense industry.

On average, Aisenbrey said, ElectriPlast components weigh 40 percent less than aluminum counterparts. Using a jet airliner as an example, Aisenbrey said, the use of ElectriPlast for its wiring harness could strip out 3,000 pounds of weight. “That would hold true for vehicles, boats and anything else,” he said.

According to Mathias, bringing Jasper Rubber’s sales force into the equation will help identify new business opportunities for the ElectriPlast. Special training for the sales force began in October.

Dealing with patent-protected property give Jasper Rubber “an opportunity to have larger margins (and) not have to concede on terms to customers,” Mathias said.