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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.

August 28, 2007

ElectriPlast: A Steady Stream of News

A Steady


of News

By Vince S.
ElectriPlast Blog Editor

[Editor’s Note: Like many institutions, the staff of the ElectriPlast Blog has taken consecutive vacations during the month of August, which has interrupted coverage of all things ElectriPlast. First, the Editor spent time at the beach; then the Publisher took time off for a fortnight, as they say on the continent. Not to worry, intrepid spirits! Even with our delayed publications schedule, we remain vigilant in case Bellingham decides to make the announcement we’ve all been waiting to hear. Can you spell “Purchase Orders?”]

Blast from the Past: The Dam Busters

Several weeks ago, I watched a film on the History Channel called The Dam Busters, the story of Royal Air Force Bomber Command’s 617 Squadron. They are the famed RAF unit who, flying Lancaster Bombers, destroyed the mighty Möhne, Sorpe and Eder dams that produced power for the Ruhr valley in World War II.

One of the heroes, Barnes Wallis, a civilian engineer, developed a bouncing bomb that, when dropped at exactly sixty feet, skipped across the water, thudded into the back side of the dams, and sank to a fixed depth before exploding. While shock waves from the submarine blast caused hairline cracks to the interior of the dam, pressure from millions of gallons of water buckled the exterior wall. What started as a trickle became a steady stream of water that turned into a raging torrent when the dams collapsed. The massive concrete barriers sent a wall of water roaring down the Ruhr valley to flood factories, railheads and other high value targets. The brilliance of the strategy was that one cleverly crafted weapon used in just the right place slowed the enemy war effort and gave the Allies an advantage that shortened the war.

And what does this have to do with Integral Technologies? Actually, there are several analogies in the Dam Busters’ story.

Expectations of a Steady Stream of News

The quiet period at Integral Technologies--defined by the last six months--surfaced a number of pent up newsworthy events that previously would have warranted press releases. Integral’s pent up news is reminiscent of the dams whose concrete sentinels checked the waters of the mighty Ruhr. Playing the role of central casting, let’s put Tom Aisenbrey in the role of Barns Wallis, after all, both are inventors of note. Then, for the sake of analogy, let’s call the last two press releases the bouncing bomb.

Now then, when Integral and Jasper announced that they had finalized a pricing schedule, conventional wisdom held that a steady stream of news would ensue. After all, this is the year after the famous “go-to-market-year” statement. Naturally, the level of expectation—particularly if you have held these shares for a few years—is extremely high.

And that Steady Stream of News?

Consider these unheralded items:

· Six additional ElectriPlast patents have been issued. We don’t know anything about these patents, but we do know that, in former times, each patent would have been announced by “Ruffles and Flourishes” and a press release.

· Operational and logistical responsibility has shifted to our partners at JARCO with respect to ElectriPlast marketing, sales, manufacturing, distribution, billing and back office administrative matters.

· There have been whispers of restructuring to include a Board of Directors and, presumably, a governance committee to comply with rules for entry to the NASDAQ or another higher index. That, of course, would depend on purchase orders raising the price per share high enough and long enough to satisfy NASDAQ or AMEX entry requirements.

· Recently, the “tent flap” was inadvertently lifted to reveal ElectriPlast.com, a new website. This fueled speculation that a name change and/or other significant changes, might be in the works. For example, a name change to ElectriPlast, Inc. will have more of a branding effect on our products than Integral Technologies, Inc. Also, a name change or a switch to a different index could also trigger a new ticker symbol. How does ELECP, ELPLA, EPLAS, EPST, or whatever, grab you? (EB Readers: Let us know what you think or suggest a symbol of your own.)

· Then, there is the perennial favorite: Third Party Test Results! Actually, a substantial contract with five or better zeroes after the cardinal number will trump TPTR any day of the week!

Apres moi, le deluge?

An ElectriPlast Blog reader, a source whose unerring analysis and disposition toward Integral has encouraged many to stay the course, provided an analysis of Doug Mathias’ comments in the recent press release about the pricing schedule. This additional impetus adds to my theory that news is stacked up and ready to be released.

There are “...several interesting comments in here, but one of the most interesting is: ‘Jasper Rubber Products Inc. is rapidly developing manufacturing capacity to meet the anticipated market for its ElectriPlast molding material.’

Our EB reader continues, “As a manufacturing planner, this speaks volumes to me. Jasper is spending more capital to further develop a production line that may not meet the needs they originally anticipated. The CEO Mathias has already said that the production line is ready to go, ready to produce. In light of the quote above, I would hazard an assumption that Jasper actually anticipates more than what Mathias has already said that they have the capacity to do. And this is driving Jasper to invest even more money to expanding their capacity, even though they haven't yet turned a single dollar.”

“If this assumption is true, and Jasper continues to pour capital into expanding their capacity to meet the "anticipated" demand, then it would be a pretty safe assumption there must be very positive things looming on the horizon.

“Jasper has already invested six to seven figures in man-hours and capital investments to develop the current production line, and set a pricing schedule. Now indicators hint that they are ramping up their capacity even over what they currently have, indicating they anticipate a faster ramp up to the market than originally predicted. It all looks good to me.”

Will it be a steady stream or a flood of news? Even though the clock is ticking on this go-to-market year, it seems we will hear more from ElectriPlast, Inc.,--sorry--Integral Technologies, before the end of this year.

So there you have it, readers! There is enough pent up news to warrant a raid from the Dam Busters! Bring it on Bellingham!

August 08, 2007

ElectriPlast: Diversifying Applications


the range of


Future Uses.

By © 2007 BusinessWire
August 08, 2007
9:30:00 AM ET

Integral Announces ElectriPlast™ US Patent Update

Integral Technologies, Inc. ITKG ("Integral"), announced today that its impressive US patent portfolio anchored by its award-winning ElectriPlast™ technology has now grown to 31 patents issued and/or allowed but awaiting issuance, and 87 pending.

The portfolio is a centerpiece of Integral's strategy to aggressively develop, protect, and market its innovations. Integral's patent holdings encompass a broad range of ElectriPlast™ developments including core technology, key applications and related micron conductive fiber technology.

Integral's patent portfolio is pivotal to its strategies for marketing, manufacturing and licensing. Integral is now aggressively marketing ElectriPlast™ molding material to many end-product manufacturers. As these products come on-line, direct sales of ElectriPlast™ molding materials will grow. Integral's ownership of fundamental ElectriPlast™ patents -- both for the ElectriPlast™ material and for applications based on that material -- will enable Integral to maintain strong material pricing leverage. Integral, with its manufacturing partner, Jasper Rubber Products Inc. is rapidly developing manufacturing capacity to meet the anticipated market for its ElectriPlast™ molding material. Integral's portfolio protects its position, and that of its partners, as they confidently invest in capacity gains. As the technology matures, additional patent filings should capture additional innovations to further solidify Integral's position in the market. Finally, the portfolio provides a storehouse of future licensing opportunities that will grow in value with the ElectriPlast™ market.

The patent portfolio may be divided into three main types of patents -- core technology, key applications, and related micron conductive fiber technology. The core technology patents include composition and techniques for manufacturing ElectriPlast™ moldable capsules. A first core technology patent was recently issued while several patents are pending. Development of high volume ElectriPlast™ manufacturing capability has spawned new core technology innovations. These innovations are constantly evaluated for viability as new patent filings. Some innovations may be maintained as trade secrets where appropriate.

Numerous key applications exploit the unique properties of the ElectriPlast™ material. Integral's patent portfolio includes patents drawn to key applications that are seen as fundamental to future product developments. For example, ElectriPlast™ is ideally suited to many antenna applications due to its unique combination of conductivity and resonance capability. Therefore, several patents have been filed that incorporate ElectriPlast™ into antenna designs and that claim numerous innovations optimally suited to ElectriPlast™ antennas. Additional key applications for ElectriPlast™ include, for example, heating elements, thermal management (cooling) devices, electromagnetic energy shielding and absorption devices, sparking devices, magnetic devices, conductor devices and acoustic devices.

Further, patents have been filed for numerous key applications where ElectriPlast™ is an excellent replacement for existing materials such as metal. Key material replacement patents include, for example, automotive components, airplane components and medical devices.

Further research and development efforts at Integral have resulted in additional exciting and innovative technologies. ElectriOnix™ and ElectriPonix™ are two technologies based on the same micron conductive fiber as ElectriPlast™. The portfolio includes patent applications for ElectiOnix™ and ElectriPonix™. In ElectriOnix™ technology, excellent heating elements are formed by bundling micron conductive fiber strands. Fiber bundles containing thousands of micron fibers strands exhibit excellent conductivity due to their large cumulative surface conduction area. However, the micron diametric size of each fiber strand creates a very small per strand heat capacity. As a result, ElectiOnix™ heating elements exhibit very rapid heating and cooling.

In ElectriPonix™ technology, bundles of micron conductive fiber are coated with resin-based material to create an exceptional wiring product. ElectriPonix™ wiring may be in a variety of applications including power distribution, signal communication, and heating. In addition, the micron conductive fiber bundle technology of ElectriOnix™ or ElectriPonix™ may be combined with the conductive ElectriPlast™ molding material to create other unique products.

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 31 US patents issued, or allowed and pending issuance, and 87 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. Contact Information: Integral Technologies, Inc. Michael Pound, 888-666-8833.

August 07, 2007

ElectriPlast: Did Someone Say Purchase Orders?




By EBJ Magazine -
Shop-Talk, 7 Aug 2007

Focus turns to Jasper....

I have one word for you: ElectriPlast

A story that appeared in the July issue of EBJ and on the magazine’s Web site (ebj.biz) has caught the attention of investors around the nation.

The story was about a new electrically conductive, resin-based material called ElectriPlast. The product recently moved into commercialization stages at Jasper (Ind.) Products (JARCO).

The new material was developed by Integral Technologies (OTCBB:ITKG) of Bellingham, Wash. Investors had been waiting since at least 2004 for the new product to move into the commercialization stage.

The widespread interest took Doug Mathias, president and CEO of JARCO, by surprise. His phone started ringing with calls from interested investors.

Integral recently chose JARCO to be the sole company to pelletize the material for worldwide use.

The contract is expected to mean significant growth for JARCO. The company currently serves about 600 customers in automotive, electrical, appliance, filtration and other markets.

“The implications of the technology are vast, if they can be proven,” John Frena of Pittsburgh., Pa., a private pilot, told an EBJ reporter after reading the recent article. It could change the aviation industry, he said.

ElectriPlast is light weight, less costly and takes less time to produce than copper and aluminum. Those features have attracted interest from the U.S. military and aerospace programs and numerous other industries, said Mathias and Integral officials.

The potential growth for JARCO is really good news for all of JARCO’s 407 employees. JARCO has been a 100 percent employee-owned company since 2002 when it converted to the current Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Under the plan, each employee — from the CEO down to the housekeeper — owns a piece of the company. Mathias said each employee will share proceeds from the ElectriPlast pellet sales.

“We will get to participate in every pound of ElectriPlast sold in the world,” he said.

As the licensee and manufacturer, JARCO currently is producing ElectriPlast for use in smaller applications for the heating industry and U.S. military, Mathias said.

JARCO is also working on prototypes for use by up to 17 different industries.

“We’re very close to some electrical applications. Tooling will have to be made before we kick them off to production,” Mathias said.

“We’re now doing lots of prototyping and testing for which we have purchase orders,” he added.

Mathias said all the results so far have been positive.

August 06, 2007

ElectriPlast: Synergy--Direction of the Future. . .


the Future

ElectriPlast Blog (EB)

Bringing the future into the present so that JARCO can do something about it now...

While investors analyze (or second guess) the meaning of the latest SEC form 8-K highlighting the recent Integral Technologies agreement with Jasper Rubber Company (JARCO), this article takes shareholders in another direction; the future of our investment.

ElectriPlast is one of the many emerging Inherently Conductive Polymers (ICP). Integral and JARCO are of the opinion that the host of other ICP’s cannot match the capabilities of ElectriPlast. With that as a business objective, these two companies formed a partnership to allow ElectriPlast to take on the emerging and increasingly important ICP market.

Now, the proof behind that statement will come in the form of sales – small at first, but ever-increasing. The validity of that statement will also be demonstrated when the marketplace uses ElectriPlast as a basis for their own niche technologies. Moreover, many products will take on ElectriPlast's "disruptive" characteristics in their respective industries.

Think back to the technology spin-off’s since the space race between the US and the Soviets in the late 1950's and 1960’s. Over 1,400 NASA inventions have since been commercialized and have benefited nearly every sector of manufacturing. Without that jump-start, the today's world would be a far different place. The digital watch you wear, the Microwave oven you use, the “space-aged” medicines you take, even the way we look at our world, communicate, or interact would be different. On the simplest level – everything you enjoy and take for granted, likely came from spin-off’s of the space-race of the 1960’s.

At the time, those involved didn’t have the slightest clue as to what impact the new technologies would have on the future of mankind. It was the market place that recognized the niche these technologies would fill.

It would be bold for me to say that ElectriPlast is headed down the same path, but there are those with a vision of the future who are more qualified to speak to the potential of ICPs (ElectriPlast, if you will) and the future.

The two links below do just that. One, I have featured before – it is a short video of Dr. Lynn Loo from the University of Austin, Texas. While she is working on the potential of ICP’s, unlike ElectriPlast, she is focused on working on a chemical solution to this emerging technology. Though the good doctor is working along parallel lines, that does little to discount the future she describes in this video.


The second link is to a recent article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Written by Mark Roth, this article covers Carnegie Mellon University Professor and vice president of research, Dr. Richard McCullough, and his thoughts on the future of ICP’s.


Both the linked video and the article are worth taking the time to review, and doing so will give you an understanding why CEO Doug Mathias, the Board of Directors, and the 900-strong staff of employee-owned JARCO solidly support the commercialization of ElectriPlast. Where you and I see the “now,” they see the future – and they expect to take a leading role in the creation of that future.

In the not too distant future, your thinner, more durable ElectriPlast-based digital watch; the energy-efficient ElectriPlast-based Microwave oven; even the self-powered ElectriPlast-based medical monitors in your hospital; the Electriplast-based wallpaper & LED lighting in your homes; the light weight layers of ElectriPlast-based plastic-on-plastic (vice plastic-on-glass) laminated solar panels; the laminated TV & larger portable more versatile PDA/PPC/GPS device screens; the e-newspapers, maps--most other things imaginable and almost within reach now. All of these will likely come from spin-off’s of disruptive ICP’s, with ElectriPlast, the supply-chain visionaries at Jasper Rubber Company, and us, the investors behind this vision--leading the way, while blazing a path toward an eager marketplace's greater wealth through Purchase Orders.

[EB Editor Vince S. contributed to this article.]