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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.

January 22, 2007

ElectriPlast: CES in Our Rear View Mirror




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A smashing success!

“It had buzz and optimism and attracted the world leaders of the content,
technology and services, communications and automobile industries.”
Gary Shapiro, CEA President and CEO

“We had a record-breaking show with 2,700 exhibitors filling more than 1.8 million net square feet of show space.”
Karen Chupka, Senior Vice President,
CEA Events and Conferences

And that isn’t all, folks!

There were over 140,000 attendees but, when attendance is verified by an independent accounting firm, it is expected that the 2007 CES show will exceed the 152,203 person record at last year’s show. The atmosphere on the floor was electric, with more than 20,000 product launches and over 26,000 attendees from abroad.

And what about our revolutionary intellectual property, ElectriPlast? How did we fare surrounded by cutting edge high technology gadgetry produced by companies with far greater name recognition than Integral Technologies?

Observations from our ‘Boots on the Ground’

Here is a compilation of observations from a few shareholders (reporter) who attended the show.

  • The presentation presented by Tom Aisenbrey was clearly for the technically oriented attendee, but that’s what CES is all about, isn’t it? The Integral contingent consisted of Bill Robinson, Tom and several JARCO officers.
  • Integral was indeed invited as a recipient of a CES Innovations 2007 Design and Engineering Award in the Enabling Technologies product category. Also, Integral had displays in two different buildings. ElectriLight, demonstrating LED technology, was at the Sands Convention Center, while an interesting display of Radio Shack walkie-talkies equipped with PlasTennas as well other items were at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
  • Also available for review was a sample of extruded ElectriPlast that mimicked copper wiring. The sample was small (the size of a floppy disc) and lightweight. Tom said it easily outperformed standard copper wiring in terms of cost, durability and weight. It was impressive to see ElectriPlast in the same arena with multi-billion dollar companies. Suffice it to note, our observers were impressed with the displays and the Integral representation.
  • One of the questions by one of our reporters focused on supply chain issues, and its ability to carry the implied future load. The response was that the supply chain issue is being addressed. Presently, JARCO can produce and ship more than 100 thousand pounds of ElectriPlast product per month. The achievable short/mid-term goal is to increase that number to circa 1.5 million pounds per month, with a long-term goal of increasing the monthly production rate according to demand.
  • The attendees walked away with a clearer picture as to how the marketing plan was taking shape. Actually, their descriptions touch on what many have observed in press releases to date: Integral’s game plan will target market sectors that focus on areas in which ElectriPlast holds patents. For example: Automotive (ADAC), Heating and Lighting (Heatron), Aviation and Aerospace (Esprit), and manufacturing and compounding (JARCO).

Companies don’t sign licensing agreements in a vacuum. As a rule, by the time they sign on the dotted line, production and future sales have already been factored into the equation. Each licensee has client lists, experienced sales staffs, and reputations for product and service reliability.

So, the marketing game plan is to blitz every sector in which ElectriPlast has an application. This represents well over 100 nondisclosure agreements with companies looking to outmaneuver their competition.

  • The CES and the 2007 “Best of” nomination & award, recognized the potential of ElectriPlast. That ElectriPlast garnered such a high ranking in this prestigious technology competition is noteworthy, especially since Integral was transitioning from the development stage to the marketing stage. Also, it should be noted that each of the innovations displayed at CES 2007 could be further enhanced with the introduction of ElectriPlast to make their product smaller, sturdier and more powerful, with less energy consumption.

Can you package and display that?

In short, you cannot but, for those who balk at the potential of this transformational product, consider this: ElectriPlast was nominated and featured in a place of honor at the CES as a “Best of” nominee for a very specific reason. Also, consider that a past honoree was the Apple iPod.

Although the comparison is a bit of a stretch, I look forward to the day when ElectriPlast, like Apple, also becomes iconic.

January 09, 2007

ElectriPlast: Signs Licensing Agreement with ESL.




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By © 2006 BusinessWire
January 09, 2007 01:00 PM ET

Integral Technologies Licenses ElectriPlast™ to Esprit Solutions Limited

Bellingham, WA-Integral Technologies, Inc. ("ITKG-OTC:BB") ("Integral"), announces that Esprit Solutions Limited of the United Kingdom, ("Esprit") (www.espritsolutions.info) has signed a licensing agreement with Integral to use the Company's proprietary ElectriPlast™ technology for the Aerospace/Defense market within their customer base.

Esprit Solutions Limited specializes in high performance protective systems within the Aerospace and Defense market. Integral Technologies' ElectriPlast™ is a breakthrough technology. By fusing plastic and metal in a way no one dreamed possible, ElectriPlast™ combines the conductivity of metal with the lightness and malleability of plastic.

"Esprit's technical expertise allows them to excel in matching customer needs with innovative product solutions," states Integral Technologies' CEO William Robinson. "Companies in various industries, that have licensed our ElectriPlast™ technology, really understand the design freedom that comes from this disruptive technology. Esprit Solutions' customer base is second to none within the Aerospace Industry."

Esprit Solutions Managing Director Sylvain Galmont-Kerr, commenting on the license said,

"We at Esprit see ElectriPlast™ as a facilitating technology, allowing us to develop creative solutions for the needs of our customers in the
Aerospace/Defense market. Esprit represents some of the leading brands of sleeving products, mechanical protection, thermal and fire protection, wrap-around EMI protection and wire harness accessories.

ElectriPlast™, the world's first highly conductive polymer, was recently has been selected as a recipient of a Consumer Electronic Show's Innovations 2007 Design and Engineering Award in the Enabling Technologies product category.

Integral Technologies continues to work with numerous companies, which are 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 .

January 08, 2007

ElectriPlast: A Second Glance at ADAC Automotive





By Vince S.
ElectriPlast Blog Editor

[ElectriPlast Blog (EB) Publishers Note: An ADAC related item was updated on 9 January 2007, in the Bellingham Herald's morning edition.

In addition, in reading the iHub, it appears that that boards moderator is keeping a tight fix on things taking place at the CES this week -- well more on the website covering the event that is... Still in one of his post, he notes that ElectriPlast may not have made the list of those CES "Best Of" finalists in the running. We have folks on the ground who will offer their views of the CES and the events taking place in a future Blog article. In the meantime, a presence is a huge deal, and offers public awareness of ElectriPlast. At the end of the day, that doesn't mean much to some, but to others public awareness adds up to product sales and even more open doors. This is the marketing year folks -- public awareness is part of the promised milestones offered a year ago...

Speaking of a year ago, do you think Integral's CEO might consider sharing yet another ElectriPlast reportcard, along with possibly offering a sharper focus of what the year to come has to offer??? I am hopeful, and think we esteemed shareholders / stakeholders are deserving. PK sends...]

At a Second Glance...

Integral Technologies recently announced a licensing agreement with ADAC Automotive to use ElectriPlast to manufacture automotive components. This agreement has enormous implications for both companies. For Integral, it validates ElectriPlast as a practical manufacturing solution and it promises to be the start of an unending and significant revenue stream. ADAC, on the other hand, as the first major manufacturer of ElectriPlast auto-parts, will have an opportunity to demonstrate the wisdom of using ElectriPlast, grow its business to the next level (a half billion dollars) and, more importantly, influence other manufacturers in the auto sector and beyond to follow their lead in innovative uses of ElectriPlast.

ADAC Automotive, Inc., of Grand Rapids, Michigan, manufactures and supplies parts and components for Ford, General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, Toyota, Honda, and Nissan.

While it isn’t the biggest auto-parts maker (that’s Delphi, soon to be out of bankruptcy), ADAC will have a profound effect in the auto-parts sector. Moreover, ADAC, through its strategic business units in the United Kingdom and its cross-licensing agreements in Germany, will extend ElectriPlast well into the global auto-parts manufacturing sector. (For the time being, let's sidestep powerhouses Toyota and Honda.) But how can one licensing agreement have such a universal impact? To answer that question, we need to drill down through the ADAC organization to see who they service. Also, we need to see who their competitors are to determine who else might also be a candidate for ElectriPlast.

For starters, ADAC has been a supplier of automotive parts for Ford since 1995. After a dozen years of meeting Six Sigma standards for the Explorer, Expedition, Ranger, F-Series trucks, Windstar minivan, and the classic Thunderbird, ADAC recently signed a contract to make door handles for the Mercury Villager minivan and its twin, the Nissan Quest minivan. ADAC also manufacturers door and trim components for the Mercury Sable, the Lincoln Navigator, and the Lincoln Town car.

Folks, Ford may be sliding into last place as a member of the Big Three, but doing business at any level with this venerable Detroit titan places Integral Technologies in an excellent position. Also, in terms of global competition, our licensing agreement with ADAC puts us squarely in the middle of the world auto-parts hierarchy.

So, with clientele that comprise many of the world's auto giants, one has to wonder who ADAC’s competitors are to appreciate the extent of the potential for ElectriPlast. According to Business Week Online, there are over 80 manufacturers of automobile and truck components in the USA. Here are a few of the titans:

  • Delphi Automotive Systems, the world's largest supplier of automotive components produces halfshafts, batteries, filters, spark plugs, generators and compressors.

  • Visteon, a former Ford spin-off and second behind Delphi makes automotive climate control, interior, exterior, power train, chassis, glass and electronics components.

  • Johnson Controls manufactures automotive interior systems, batteries, etc.

  • Lear is the world's largest supplier of automotive interior systems.

No wonder Jack Prince, Global Business Director-Technology Sales Leader for ADAC Automotive 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.”

January 06, 2007

ElectriPlast: Possibilities Abound. . .



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Random Thoughts...

Normally the ElectriPlast Blog (EB) is used to run focused articles, which speak to definitive aspects of ElectriPlast. Today’s article will be no different – but to be honest, I realize my story spinning talents cannot compete or compare with that of, my Editor-in-Chief, Vince, and a number of others.

Still, while Vince is taking a small break, and the CES is around the corner, that leaves a quick bit of time for me to get an article in, just to talk about some of the random things that have crossed my radar recently.

Please stay with me—there are a number of events and leading edge rumors surrounding the ElectriPlast IP, Integral Technologies and the plans of both.

Where to start…

Well, I could speak to the idea of the pending reinvention of Ford, its activities of late, and what could be seen as its possible future involvement with ElectriPlast.

I could speak to the potential that the iPhone poses, and whether or not ElectriPlast will feature in those cards -– but touching on either of these stories would be misleading. One is rumor-based, and the other has only a small portion of its story available to us at this time.

I could speak to the manufacturing "compounder" and further enlighten with more information and insight on the manufacturing/supply-chain relationship. But those issues—while close at hand—are not yet discussions available to, or presented in, the public arena.

We could touch base on the many unique aspects posed by the addition of ElectriPlast to the commercial or military markets, from e-Paper to computer chips. Or we could interact on the potential involved with the ElectriPlast IP.

The truth is, ElectriPlast has the very real potential of turning into a technological viral-like phenomenon. The chance of it migrating from market to market is very real, and if or when that occurs, ElectriPlast will leave a changed world in its wake.

Then there are topics like: Heatron, JARCO, and ADAC. Most reading this probably believe they know the story, but actually much more can be readily uncovered and discussed – but not today. As I noted earlier, Vince and others are, by far, the better storytellers--me, I don’t even have a decent spell check.

Instead of speaking to any of the above items, I want to direct your attention to something that is here and now – touchable and which, given a short while, could cause yet another revolution in the plastics industry.

This is about something posted on the iHub by that board’s moderator, gktignol last month [http://www.investorshub.com/boards/read_msg.asp?message_id=15640035]. This something touched on the potential of flexible display technology that is presently in our midst, but not on the radar of many—Yet…

Those who have read the EB for content and insight might remember my urging a view on a video featuring Professor Loo, who is working along similar lines as ElectriPlast, but dealing more with developing the chemical potential and solutions instead.

Well, the items she noted—what, three, four years ago upon making that video are with us today.

There are companies in America, the UK, Europe, Korea and Taiwan that are moving in that direction; one of the few things they are lacking is the proper material on which to base their concepts. Better said, they are working the chemical angle for their ePaper solutions, and a hodge-podge of fixes for other product prototypes. The chemical angle is fine, with the exception that it is subject to wear and tear making its endurance in a consumer marketplace a dicey proposition.

The hodge-podge solutions at play with other product prototypes stands as it does because while many companies are attempting to create a conductive plastic, none of those tested or marketed have reliability or conductivity currently embodied in ElectriPlast.

True, while there are companies in the world working on products which may one day compete with ElectriPlast, by the time they make it to market with a solid supply chain, and in mass-produced quantities, ElectriPlast will be the market leader, with branded names to compete against.

Alright, talk is cheap! Let’s see what’s got me jazzed on this, while passing up the other random thoughts mentioned earlier.

FOLED - Flexible TV Screen Technology

The following videos were presented on YouTube.com recently. What you are about to see is real, and as technology evolves, it could one day end up replacing the color screen on your laptop or your Plasma / LCD screen television.

Heck, as prolific as this technology is, and with the advancements that ElectriPlast could add to the mix, there are chances that this FOLED innovation might end up replacing the lights in your home.

Taking that notion a step further imagine if you can,that bland bit of wall space in your home. Now cover that with an ePaper-thin FOLED wallpaper, and WALLA! You have just turned a blank wall into a mega-sized multi-media screen.

Plastic Logic has developed new technology which “enables active electronic circuits to be produced on large flexible plastic substrates with high yield.”

Yes, to be sure, this is the world of imagination at work, but the technology is real. With a convergence of imagination, innovation, and a soon-to-be branded market leader like ElectriPlast--with its conducting capabilities to meet or exceed that of metals... Well, the potential of imagination becoming reality is less of a chance as oppose to a matter of when.

And to be honest, this is a minor side issue from the iHub expanded upon. The radar is stacked with real and rumored possibilities. As stakeholders watching ElectriPlast's progress, we have a rare opportunity before us, and are in for quite an exciting journey.

PK "eagerly welcoming the New Year with all the wonders associated" sends...