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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.

May 27, 2007

ElectriPlast: Taking a Moment . . .

By PK,
ElectriPlast Blog (EB) Publisher

The ElectriPlast Blog staff wanted to take a moment to step back from the issues of the day; from politics that divide; and the valid concerns, or optimistic views we may have in common.

We wanted to step back and offer a deserved tribute to those who have fought, and to those who--even on this day--continue to fight for our right to choose.

To remember those who made it possible to place value on the issues we think important; and to offer a tribute to those in uniform today -- the Fathers', the Mothers', our Sons, and Daughters; all of the men and women in uniform today, working hard and standing ever ready to defend our freedoms.

Speaking on behalf of the EB,

Best of Memorial Day wishes...

May 21, 2007

ElectriPlast: The Pygmalion Effect at work here, No...


Do We



By: PK
ElectriPlast Blog Publisher

A Fair Question & Reply for the Times...

Recently, an EB Reader posed a very interesting question, one which probably resonates with many Integral shareholders.


So, with each passing month this stock appears less and less attractive. The old adage that time will tell is sadly starting to look like it is telling a sad story.

Are you still a believer?


Excellent question. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to field it.

Am I still a Believer? Strangely enough, I am still a believer -- though like you -- I am stymied by the silence and lack of action.

Sources say that Jasper Rubber Products, Inc. (JARCO) is ready to move forward and in ways that they can, are moving forward. Their sales force is in the field and arrangements for production and specific manufacturing needs have been made. The problem with that scenario is that it is not JARCO's responsibility to publicize their actions, and ongoing activities for the benefit of ITKG shareholders. That is a job for Integral Technologies.

My thinking is, JARCO's efforts, like that of the shareholders, are complicated by Integral, and its CEO's apparent initiative handicap. I mean, while silence and secrecy at times do serve a purpose, it is my firm belief that it would make product easier far to sell if Integral Technologies disclosed more, making information more readily available. Once again, I'm talking "real information," not that which is currently offered to the shareholders in the form of ambiguous statements, but "real information" presented a clear concise fashion. Information that is followed by action and directed to the market as a whole. Information, presented through the licensees highlighted in past reports. Information possibly used to peak the interest of, encourage and influence the licensees' competitors.

In my view, making this happen is Integral's #1 job.

At the moment, I too am wondering at the game plan in effect. The Discovery Channel video was an event Integral should have been on top of. The same goes for the Computer Power User (CPU) and the Modern Plastics (ModPlas) articles. Even after the fact, they should have been paraded as forward progress. That said, not all is lost. The public release of the third party test results is another milestone which should make news, along with the approval of a key patent--mentioned in one of CEO Bill Robinson’s recent interviews--which is due shortly.

I understand the angst many shareholders are experiencing and, to be honest, I too am wondering at the continued silence.

The reason –

As for being a believer, the reason is not pygmalion in nature. This has nothing to do with a self-fulfilling prophecy. There is no magic, or strings involved -- and unlike what some might choose to think, this belief does not come from a bottle. Rather, my belief is strictly because of JARCO's involvement.

The ElectriPlast IP is novel and will catch on. That is not to say this was always the case.

In the past, Integral had a major handicap in its efforts to move beyond the next level—looking at Integral Technologies and their ElectriPlast IP from the perspective of an interested Fortune 100/500 producer, companies have to take in the whole scope of the supply chain before committing themselves. When they saw Integral, they pretty much saw Tom Aisenbrey sitting in the back shop of Integral's office spaces, mixing limited amounts of product—and nothing near that which could possibly support the massive needs of a Fortune 100/500 company.

To move to the next level, or better, to attract companies who regarded not only ElectriPlast as a viable product, but the company pushing it forward as a competent and serious contender for their purchasing/investment dollars, Integral needed to break out of that mold and become aligned with an established manufacturer. This is where JARCO entered the scene, stage right.

To date, JARCO has invested vast resources and money on production machinery alone--and plan on spending more to possibly quadruple production capacity. To further back this investment, JARCO’s money has also been spent on the hiring additional personnel, third party testing, supply chain coordination, and other expansion-related issues.

Suffice it to note, the details are grey, and rightly so, but what is known is that they are believers, and are deeply invested in the success of ElectriPlast. I am following their lead because this long established, $70 million dollar leading manufacturer is already a success story. That, and the fact that they are close enough to the action to see the fire, when all you and I can do is smell the smoke.

So, there you have it. While I too have concerns about Integral's recent silence, I realize that much of my concern comes from my inquisitive nature, and desire to know more. Still, I do not let that stop me from uncovering more or from sharing my discoveries with others.

Linked on this Blog is the Discovery Channel video someone kindly posted on the Internet. We have run the stories that (in my opinion) Integral should have featured, and are generating our own stories based on the submitted and approved patents and the speculative logic associated with the prospective innovations they can offer.

My beliefs are not based on blind faith. They are based on an investment; I--like all now reading this passage--have serious money riding on this company and JARCO is the kicker. They are a private, employee-owned company currently earning about $70 million plus dollars by manufacturing plastic products for their Fortune 500 client base. Do you think they would forsake their reputation in the industry, their ISO/TS certifications, and risk loosing their client base if they thought their partnership with Integral Technologies would not work?

I thought you’d say that!

Yeah, I would like to see more action; I would like to hear and relay more success stories, but I also realize that there are milestones in the near future which will be met. I can wait for their arrival.

Can you?

Cheers and best regards from the Heart of Bavaria,

PK sends...

May 05, 2007

ElectriPlast: Featured in June's CPU magazine. . .

X-Ray Vision: ElectriPlast

Featured on the "Hard Hat Area"
of Computer Power User magazine

Reprinted with Publisher's Permission --
for an original reprint of the published edition,

click here

By Kyle Schurman
Hard Hat Area June 2007 •
Vol.7 Issue 6 Page(s) 42-43
in print issue

A New Twist On Plastic

Many products show promise, but they may never move beyond that stage. A great idea isn’t always enough; an inventor has to carry that idea through to the marketplace, convincing users and suppliers that the idea will work and, ultimately, be profitable.

Sometimes when that idea doesn’t grab the attention of the market in the first few years, perseverance becomes almost as important as the good idea. Integral Technologies (http://www.itkg.net/) is hoping its perseverance pays off soon with its ElectriPlast technology. The company first developed ElectriPlast at the beginning of this decade but finally is just beginning to see the possibility of market successes.

What Is It?

ElectriPlast conducts heat and electricity like most metals; some call it a plastic-metal composite. ElectriPlast has hundreds of potential uses, including as an antenna that covers the entire body of a cell phone—like a “jacket” for the phone. Integral calls this jacket PlasTenna and says it will help improve cell phone signal strength and reliability.

Integral formulates ElectriPlast into pellets that contain varying conductive properties. A company selects the properties it wants, and then Integral can mold the pellets into any shape without losing the conductivity. Many ElectriPlast recipes can match the strength and durability of metals, says Integral, but the material weighs 40% less than aluminum and 80% less than copper.

ElectriPlast’s Development

About seven years ago, the idea for ElectriPlast was born while Integral was looking for a way to improve communications between the ground and satellites using a flat antenna design. William Robinson, CEO of Integral, says in developing the flat antenna Integral used galvanized metal, which worked well, but cutting the metal opened it to the possibility of rust. “We decided we should try to find another material that was like a metal but was plastic so that we could keep it sealed,” Robinson says. “There was nothing like that in the marketplace at the time.”

Current options for conductive polymers only work with low-voltage and low-current situations. Increasing the current in the polymer makes the compound brittle. Integral decided to look for other options and ended up developing ElectriPlast.

Most companies use a “salt and pepper” method to add micron-sized metal particles or metal powder particles to resin to create a conductive polymer. But this method can lead to spotty performance because there isn’t a pattern or formula for adding the particles. With ElectriPlast, however, Integral uses several patented methods to more carefully align the tiny metal particles in the resin.

Beyond a cell phone jacket-like antenna, ElectriPlast has many potential uses. A roof rack on a car could become a strong antenna, for example. With ElectriPlast, a heated plastic seat in a car could radiate the warmth throughout its surface, a plastic circuit board wouldn’t need solders or metal connectors, and the material could replace copper wiring in airplanes, making the planes lighter.

Going To Market As

Integral began marketing Electri-Plast several years ago, Robinson says the company made a serious mistake by trying to take the technology directly to end-user companies instead of dealing with the companies that supply those end users. That mistake greatly slowed the potential growth of ElectriPlast. “They want their suppliers to bring them the new invention or the new widget,” Robinson says. “They don’t want to deal with more companies. But now the supply chain is starting to phone us.”

Integral now is awarding licenses (for about $1 per license) to companies that want to use ElectriPlast technologies in their products. “We just want to sell this material on a per-pound basis or a per-kilogram basis,” Robinson says. “Then we’ll have the world figure out what to do with ElectriPlast.”

In the first half of 2007, a third-party facility was completing the chemical and electrical testing of ElectriPlast pellets. Robinson says he hopes Integral will see more patents approved by the end of 2007 and hopes to begin selling pellets by the end of the year. Although he says he’s not quite sure when customers will be able to purchase cell phones with Plas-Tenna, Robinson thinks the long wait for Integral to see its product in the marketplace is nearly over. “We’re talking with the top one or two manufacturers of cell phone bodies,” Robinson says. “They’re putting a lot of pressure on us to get the testing done. The design cycles are 12 to 18 months out, so I’d be thrilled if we made enough impact to see phones [with PlasTenna] in late 2008.”

May 03, 2007

ElectriPlast: A Discovery Channel Canada Video . . .




It All...

A Special Feature to
the ElectriPlast Blog

EB Publishers note to all readers: The following was relayed by an EB Reader. Two points related to this article. Since I am merely referencing all to the linked source, there are no concerns (at least from my perspective) on copyright infringment. Second, I would be greatful to any who feel willing to jot down a note or two with your impressions on what is featured. With cheers and many thanks in advance, PK sends...

ElectriPlast reportedly showcased on the Discovery Channel - Canada.

The link below leads to a video which was broadcasted recently. It features an interview or a showcased piece on ElectriPlast. Unfortunately, the original broadband broadcast was limited to a target audience residing in Canada.

Fortunately, we can offer thanks to --from what I gather-- one of our fellow Canadian ITKG shareholder's & EB Reader. He/she answered the call by stepping up to the plate and providing a link to the Discovery Channel Integral Technologies video.

For any interested in viewing this popular Canadian broadband Discovery Channel presentation, the offered link is featured below.