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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.

July 01, 2007

ElectriPlast: The Roar of Silence!


By Vince S.
ElectriPlast Blog Editor

Silence is Golden?

The clock is ticking. We are at the halfway point of the calendar year—on the threshold of the third quarter of the corporate reporting cycle—and there have been no press releases and few statements from Integral Technologies since mid-February 2007.

So, what else is new, you long suffering shareholders say? Plenty!

By all indications, the communications link between Bellingham and Jasper is as active as a beehive. In fact, while the 1,900 miles between the two cities remain constant, Integral and Jasper Rubber Company (JARCO) are closer and more intertwined than ever. Also, from a business point of view, one could argue that JARCO’s manufacturing, marketing, sales and back office expertise compels much of the activity surrounding ElectriPlast to take place on this side of the Wabash. And while there have been longer periods of official silence, the hush of the past five months comes across more like golden silence, when one looks at what has taken place during the first two quarters of this year. Indeed, EB believes that silence is indeed golden and that much of what is taking place behind the scenes that will be revealed very soon. (Yes, I know you’ve heard that overused adverb” soon” too many times already, but please stay with me.)

Half Full or Half Empty

While the debate continues as to whether Integral Technologies will get its act together and deliver the goods, my natural sense of optimism—backstopped by healthy doses of research and analysis—argues that we are on the cusp of a great adventure. Like the pre-eruption swelling of Mount St. Helens’ lava dome, there are many signs that we are close to an announcement that Integral is ready to stand and deliver.

For example:

· Twenty-six ElectriPlast patents have been issued, five since the start of 2007.

· There are 100 patents pending, indicating that Tom Aisenbrey is working tirelessly to put the company in the best possible position to capitalize on this revolutionary product.

· There was the world-wide ElectriPlast video by Discovery Channel Canada which reached billions of viewers in Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

· The core ElectriPlast patent, the family jewels, the mother of all ElectriPlast patents, from which all else will emanate, has been approved by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

· Over 210 ElectriPlast patents have been filed with the European Patent Office covering manufacturing in the metric standard used by much of the rest of the world.

· Non-disclosure agreements are said to exceed 300, with many near production mode.

· The “buzz” is that independent testing goes way beyond our initial expectations.

· Finally, we were offered an inadvertent glimpse of ElectriPlast.Com, arguably the website to showcase the new Integral Technologies.

The Showstopper

In show business, a showstopper is an outstanding performance that causes the show to stop temporarily due to a positive audience reaction such as applause. The “showstopper” for Integral is their relationship with privately-owned JARCO.

Why? Consider this.

JARCO essentially turned the company over to its employees in 2003 when it converted to the current, Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Under ESOP rules, each employee, from the CEO down to the front desk receptionist, owns a piece of the company. Each will prosper according to their stake in the company and their contributions. JARCO is an ISO certified manufacturer who conducted its own performance specifications on ElectriPlast prior to signing on as licensee and manufacturer. Naturally, all 800 employee-owners needed to be convinced that their vote to go with an unknown untested technology wouldn’t jeopardize JARCO’s good name and future. Once the independent third-party confirms JARCO’s initial testing of ElectriPlast, JARCO will be able to put their ISO certification on every ElectriPlast product they make. This will provide the guarantee required by future customers that their products will be made in consistence with their design specifications. And that, fellow shareholders, is a huge deal for Integral and JARCO!

Something else to consider:

JARCO has real time manufacturing expertise; Integral doesn’t. JARCO has superb management, a modern three-plant production facility, highly-skilled and motivated engineers, sales staff, technicians and back office personnel; Integral doesn’t. JARCO has a Fortune 100 client base that relies on JARCO to make ElectriPlast pellets and products according to internationally-accepted specifications; Integral doesn’t.

The first half of the year was characterized by silence. However, given the events that have taken place so far, it is unlikely that the second half will end that way.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out article on itkg in evansville business journal
click on ebj magazine

July 03, 2007 3:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up on the article.

The most informative info was Doug Mathias, president and chief executive officer of Jasper Rubber Products, noting "there are nearly 300 potential new customers that Jasper Rubber has identified and provided with non-disclosure agreements since starting the process late last year.

“The response is overwhelmingly positive,” Mathias said,

Jasper Rubber is currently supplying 17 of the new clients, including some in the communications, automotive and heating industries and the military and aerospace.

My comment: So, if Jasper is already supplying 17 customers with product, and the Jasper CEO gets to talk about it, why is our CEO so #%$@ quiet?! (Rhetorical)

July 03, 2007 4:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they have 300 potential new customers and claim 600 existing then suplying 17 is less than 2%.
Not what I'd call busin down the doors to get at this stuff.
to : Rhetorical . I have learned more about what is going from friends with news letters like Tobin Smith's than from our CEO. Which begs the question; How come a news letter writer gets to know stuff that we shareholders are not privvy to ? Or for that matter this blog ? Shouldn't Getting management to communicate more openly with those who have supported the company, sharholders who are actually owners, be one of the firest orders of business ?

July 18, 2007 7:23 PM  
Blogger PK... said...

In regards to the latest question pointing to the potential 300 clients identified by JARCO. Those who, to date, have signed Non Disclosure Agreements --

Not to be biased, but in this instance one would have to take Mr. Mathias' at his word on what exactly is taking place on that front. The fact that there is little detail on what is taking place behind that tid-bit of insight might be irksome, but I would ascribe neither a good or a bad context to that.

Because of the vagueness associated, we are left to work going from what is known to what is unknown.

What is known is that JARCO is backing their future production initiatives, and has dedicated the massive time and energy of now to the prospect of manufacturing and in becoming the ultimate delivery hub of the ElectriPlast IP.

This is a considered and important stance for this employee-owned company, one its Board of Directors have not taken lightly.

Now, in answer to your 2nd & 3rd question --- I too wonder why

As for the 4th question --- an emphatic YES!!!

Cheers and thanks for allowing me the chance to respond...

PK sends...

July 19, 2007 12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 17 companies of the 300 are companies Mathias is supplying now with non-electiplast products. That's all. The other 287 are companies he is not currently dealing with.

July 25, 2007 3:37 PM  
Blogger PK... said...

To the last EB Reader posting to this thread -- please try not to get caught up in the numbers.

Mr. Mathias offered a generalized, but realistic estimation of those potentially new customers identified and contacted.

In a sense he did the same in noting how many jumped on board based on the reputation and of JARCO alone. Others would want to see the product proofed out by either an independent assessment, or by their own labs.

From the RUMINT observed from various sources, not one company contacted to date has offered complaints, and some even offered prospective contracts if further testing could answer specific durability questions -- hence one aspect for some of the delay in getting the final report published...

As for the final report -- some may be asking -- according to a piece in ModPlas from last month, it was reported that the testing was completed or was soon to be completed. That said, I would sense that more news will be forthcoming on that front in the very near future...

Hope that was of assistance,

PK sends...

July 26, 2007 9:53 PM  

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