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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.

October 21, 2007

ElectriPlast: The Sportsman's Dream?

Grand Slam it, Bogey it, Ace it, Punt it,

Slap Shot it, Tackle it, or Down Hill it.

What Else Can This Badboy Do?

By Vince S.
ElectriPlast Blog Editor-in-Chief

[Editor’s Note: Periodically, the ElectriPlast Blog puts an Integral Technologies patent under the microscope to let shareholders know the range of our expanding portfolio of Intellectual Property. Here, we’re looking at sporting equipment manufactured from conductively doped resin-based materials, ElectriPlast.]

A Cornucopia of Commercial Capability

Although the subhead might easily satisfy a hip-hop lyricist, the terminology comes straight from the pages of a sportsman’s glossary. More to the point, the subhead covers a range of sports enjoyed by billions of people worldwide. It also focuses on one of the 134 patents Integral Technologies has filed.

Our patents cover a wide world of sports: baseball, softball, football, hockey, golf, skiing, skate boarding and ski boarding, tennis, racquetball, badminton, fencing and cricket. Curiously, basketball is missing from the list, but that’s because this list focuses on “striker” equipment: bats, rackets, golf clubs, fencing foils, balls and pucks. Also in the Integral repertoire are protective equipment and pads, face guards and shields, helmets, shoulder gear, trunk protectors, and shin guards. So, in honor of the Major League Baseball playoffs, the looming World Series and Super Bowl, not to mention the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008, this article speaks to the enormous impact ElectriPlast could have on the wide world of sports.

The Trampoline Effect

A corollary of slogging through patent filings is the odd educational gem one frequently finds in the arcane patent language which is largely unchanged since the birth of the Republic. One such “gem,” the “trampoline effect,” is a term I hadn’t associated with golf—does Tiger know about this? —yet I learned that a golf club head flexes inward and springs back when it whacks a Callaway or Nike straight and true down the fairway. The trampoline effect is aided by the whipping action of the golf club shaft. These two combine to propel that dimpled little ball to great distances. Cool! So “striker” sports equipment benefit from the “trampoline effect” and/or “whipping action,” which, apparently, is increased by the conductivity of ElectriPlast.

At this point, some of you might be saying, “Yeah, so what?” Well, the sports equipment market is a multi-billion dollar industry just waiting for ElectriPlast to disrupt and exploit.

The Wide World of Sports: A Booming Business

The US sports products industry is approaching $115 billion according to a recent report by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. This lucrative industry consists of sales of sporting goods equipment, exercise equipment, sports apparel, licensed merchandise, athletic footwear, and recreational transport (the ubiquitous golf cart). ElectriPlast has a solution for many of these product areas, including baseball and softball bats and batting helmets; football helmets and shoulder and trunk protection; golf clubs, woods, irons, putters and balls; cricket bats, balls, helmets, shin guards and face guards; fencing foils, masks and vests; hockey sticks, masks, faceguards and pucks; and tennis rackets, skis and ski poles, snowboards, surf boards, fishing poles, high jump poles, etc., and other applications.

To be sure, not all sports equipment will lend itself to ElectriPlast manufacturing; however, even 1% of the sports equipment and product market could be huge for Integral Technologies. And for you Greenies out there in EB land, consider all the hickory, aspen and ash trees Integral could save, if baseball bats, softball bats and hockey sticks were made from ElectriPlast!

ElectriPlast Beats Rigid Plastic

Football, the gladiator’s sport, is fast, exciting and dangerous. If you’ve watched the game long enough on any level, high school, college or professional, chances are you have seen a player go down after a tremendous hit. Some helmet-to-helmet collisions have caused paralytic injuries and worst. While the rigid plastic used in protective equipment provides some protection, rigid plastics do not absorb high impact shock waves. Sadly, in some cases, the brain moves violently within the skull, with devastating results.

According to Integral’s patent, ElectriPlast-based protective equipment can better absorb and dissipate the impact’s energy, thus protecting against concussive injury. Moreover, ElectriPlast meets the manufacturers’ requirements for low cost, low weight and durability.

With an ElectriPlast-enabled antenna embedded in a quarterback’s helmet, we might see better communication between the sidelines and the offense. (No more dropped calls from the coach!) And what about that sizzling slap shot, the one we always missed? A hockey puck with an embedded antenna could signal a positioning receiving sensor inside a television camera to focus the camera on the puck throughout the game. And, finally, how about an ElectriPlast golf ball with GPS tuning? No more lost balls!

As they might say at Wimbledon, “Advantage, ITKG!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

last web site news as of AUG the numbers add up to 118 . where do you get 134 from ??

When and from where is this avalanch of news and promotion the company keeps saying is coming soon ?? Lets see, soon has been several years now. I guess their concept of soon is different than mine wouldn't you think?
Don't you think Blogging what if's and fantacising about Billion Dollar industries is getting tiresome? Has not that too been going on for several years ?
Don't you think If this stuff is such a hot item and 17 major corporations are getting ready to explode it on the world it could not be kept secret? Don't you think the market would reflect all the leaked secrets just like it does for any other stock running to the moon prior to any legitimate news to expalin it ?

Don't you feel there is still a vast gap between what is news and fantacy ? Don't you think that expounding on fantacy is till far more frequent than real news.

Does not seem to be the right way around does it?

October 24, 2007 5:41 PM  
Blogger PK... said...

Well, it appears that someone has and axe to grind.

Fair enough--I tend to steer clear of the RagingBull and in responding to agenda ladened commentaries that arise on that board--so someone chose to use their twisted logic here in an attempt to discredit the last EB submission...

No problem, we can address this one by the numbers, since numbers are the issue at hand.

The question ---


Alright, I could come with a smart answer such as:

My First Grade Teacher, Ms. Fisher Taught Our Class Elementary Math, you know, 1+1=2; 2+2=4, and so on...

Or Better:

Because Mr. Robinson Offered This Tid Bit Prior To The Article's First Draft--like he has time or the inclination to manipulate the EB, even better, like I have that kind of access to the man...

To be honest, Mr. Robinson did end up offering this tid bit, and if the writer would tone down his attitude and use his head for more than something to sit on, then he too would have been open to this same tid bit source...

What am I leading to, and where did this shock-shock-horror-horror one hundred and thirty-four patent number come from...???

Rather than give it freely, I think I might wait and give someone else a chance to respond.

In the meantime, a pointed message to the poster of the last post...

Stick to the RagingBull where people are more influenced by your use of spellcheck if not your blatent use of faulty logic -- we at the EB have little time to waste on "fantasy" (note the spelling on that one, and maybe consider using that spellcheck more often) hidden agendas and weak attempts at talking issues without understanding the subject matter...

PK sends...

October 27, 2007 11:23 PM  
Anonymous cardfan said...

To the original anonymous post, I find it rather extraneous to rant on a subject that offers no personal gain or development and only smears or discredits others. Perhaps it may spark some enjoyable intellectual conversation, but what is the purpose? This is a blog on the product electriplast. Whether or not you feel enticed to invest in such a company is your own business. If someone wishes to invest in this product and further spark interest by listing potential uses, where does the frustration lie but in your own personal agenda.

PK, Thanks again for this site and for providing insight and information. Whether Integral explodes into the next great company or whether they flop - either way one cannot deny the amazing versitility and allure the product electriplast. I love finding out anything about it.

Speaking of which, what is the next steps for Integral and Jasper Rubber? Are they not physically producing Electriplast yet? Why have they not gone public with their sales yet?

Again, I understand your position, but any information you may be able to provide would be very appreciated.


October 29, 2007 4:37 PM  
Blogger PK... said...

CardFan ~~

Thanks for asking and for the sentiment.

In regards to the next steps for both Integral Technologies and Jasper Rubber Company (JARCO) --

Believe me, I am not attempting to be mysterious when I say this, but JARCO has made in-roads to the sales role they adopted this past Summer. Where they are is a question mark, not because they are floundering, but more (IMO) because of the market advantage that those they entered into NDAs wish to gain. Whether it be an Auto-maker, an Aerospace entity, or an entity from the military industrial complex -- someone has been contacted, and someone has had their interests piqued.

While I cannot offer a time-table, I can refer that you try contacting JARCO directly. Who knows, if the timing is right you may be able to get them to part with some juicy tid-bits on that pending gameplan...

As for Integral, I believe that BR is treading lightly. All things considered, the company is extremely close to the finish line.

This is not the time to tempt fate by prematurely tipping-your-hand. Once again, I am uncertain on Bill Robinson's inner thoughts, but I do realize that the company has been here before, and as a result, I tend to think that they are presently in closer contact with JARCO--working hard to cover bases without shooting themselves in the foot needlessly...

PK -- here with you, and still greatly optimistic -- sends...

October 29, 2007 9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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November 16, 2007 6:09 AM  
Anonymous H Pepper Kid said...

Hi everyone. As a shareholder of ITKG I'm always looking for posive news/comments to share with those who have also boarded the mothership. Here is the latest videoclip from Tobin Smith. A bit vague but positive nonetheless. http://www.changewave.com/microcap/videos/ask-toby/AskToby_PAID_MicroCapUpdate_101907.html

November 16, 2007 3:36 PM  

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