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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.

March 04, 2009

ElectriPlast: A "Hot" Product for Cold Weather




for Cold


By Vince S.
ElectriPlast Blog Editor

[Blog Note: This is another of a series of articles based on ElectriPlast patents. It is dedicated to plfminthemiddle, a shareholder who suggested this topic a few months ago.]

Imagine that you are a musher in “The Last Great Race on Earth,” the world famous Anchorage to Nome Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a grueling 1,150 mile dash over snowy mountain ridges, frozen rivers, dense icy forests, and desolate windswept tundra.

Or, as an avid hunter, you are in the wilds of northern Saskatchewan, braving temperatures as low as -28°, hoping to bag the whitetail that will make the editors of the Boone and Crockett Record Book mention you and your trophy deer in their next edition.

Or, you’re a member of a PBS film crew shooting a video on life in the extreme cold areas of the great north, where blizzards often bring temperatures of minus 20 degrees.

Whatever the sub-zero temperature, what is the common thread that is critical to the safety of each of the stalwarts in the above scenarios? Absolutely! Clearly, the answer is extreme cold weather survival gear, without which it would not be possible for those intrepid individuals to survive in extreme cold weather climates. Yet, every year, numerous people world-wide are exposed to prolonged freezing temperatures, and many lose their lives because of improper protection.

Cold weather drains body heat. Too much heat loss can cause the inner body temperature to fall to dangerously low levels, causing hypothermia and death. As early cultures pushed deeper into extreme cold areas of the globe in search of game, they learned to defeat the elements by making protective clothing from the furs and skins of animals. Over time, dramatic changes in clothing have seen the introduction of man-made fibers such as nylon, polyester, Lycra®, and Gore-Tex®, among others, all of which have made protective clothing drier, warmer, and better insulated. As the technology evolved, those who live, work and play in extreme cold climates--native peoples, sportsmen, natural resources explorers, military and law enforcement personnel, gas, oil and construction workers and others--have greatly benefited.

Several ElectriPlast patents held by Integral Technologies are very likely to join the long list of technologies that increase the comfort and protect the lives of those who work or play in extreme cold climates.

ElectriPlast: The Next Generation of Cold Weather Gear

ElectriPlast-based woven cloth or webbed materials can be sandwich laminated to one or more layers of materials such as Polyester, Teflon, Kevlar or other resin-based materials to provide protection against the elements. This conductive fabric may then be cut into desired shapes and sizes, such as parkas, trousers, tents, sleeping bags, footwear, etc. ElectriPlast fabrics can be used to make better, cheaper, less bulky protective clothing. Moreover, when laminated to various rubbers or plastics, warmer and better waterproofed boots, gloves, Anoraks, and other extreme climate gear will result.

Another advantage of gear made with ElectriPlast: It can be connected to batteries embedded in the clothing (think heated jackets, pants, hats, gloves, socks, and the like) or to batteries in snowmobiles or Arctic vehicles like the Tucker Sno Cat, the Foremost Nodwell or the Piston Bully. Moreover, the conductive qualities of ElectriPlast will bring “heat to your seat,” the seat of your vehicle, that is, not to mention your steering wheel.

ElectriPlast Means Smart Cold Weather Gear

As ElectriPlast-based materials enter the textile manufacturing mainstream, this multi-billion dollar industry will be forever changed, reflecting “smarter” clothing that will incorporate heating systems, wearable computers, communications capabilities and medical sensors, to name a few.

So, whether you intend to compete in the Iditarod; squeeze off the shot that bags that monster whitetail buck; or film polar bear habitat for PBS, chances are ElectriPlast will be there in the future to make your extreme cold weather protective clothing more comfortable.

According to a recent article, Jump-Start the Stimulus: Build A Better Battery, published on the Internet site, Newswise, “…Integral is currently working to apply their innovations toward the creation of antennas, apparel, appliances, audio and visual devices, automotive products, batteries, cables, computers, electrical and heating systems, and more.”

“Given some of the surreal figures being tossed around as part of the stimulus, it is important to note that ElectriPlast is not just a theory but proven technology,” says CEO Bill Robinson, “we know we’re onto something special.”

Well, sir, the ball is now in your court, so to speak, to prove exactly what we are “on to” by producing a contract.


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March 04, 2009 11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a suggestion for the previous poster. Call investor relations, if that doesn't give you hope (and that's what you need - hope) I don't know what will.
For all who might read this I have a few comments, more of an observation really. We live in a country that DOES reach out to help those in need. If you would like to test this theory live in another country for a while. I hope that I'm wrong, but based on recent events, I large component of that charitable giving could be going away, namely from private individuals who are financially able to give. Yes, the wealthy get tax deductions - if they choose. However, because they donate to those in need the government doesn't have to pay out more tax dollars (which by the way, are largely coming from those same wealthy individuals). Do the math people. We are looking at a significant tax increase in the future and we are starting to see the first stages. I propose that a dangerous shift to asking what else the government can give me from what can I do for my country is occurring and has been occurring. We can not afford to be fooled by our political leaders any more.....

March 06, 2009 7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The current issue of Popular Science mentions that a new plastic that conducts electricity has been developed by German scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology. According to the article, the composite material combines the electrical and thermal properties of metal with the easy manufacturing of plastic. Researchers have developed conductive polymers suitable for wires and circuit boards, but the new, lightweight material could find wider use in vehicles. Interesting development. I wonder if ITKG has patent protection from this new "hard as steel, easy as plastic" development. In any event, it appears there may be competition on the horizon for Electriplast!

March 08, 2009 6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see, the Company failed in its goal to make 2008 the year of "commercialization", no meaningful word from management in several months, and increasing competition has entered the market....
I know the stock has been beaten up, but why isn't it completely in the toilet?

March 10, 2009 9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PK - you're in Germany right? Are you able to confirm this new competitor?

March 10, 2009 11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm confused, are we supposed to be giving application ideas to management/JARCO? If so, I have about 50 applications for EP that management should consider. I'll sign a non-disclosure right now if ITKG provides me with the material, and if it turns out to be a viable material (i.e. does what management says it does) I would be willing to bet I can find another 50 applications (with at least 1 company willing to sign a PO) - EP should be selling itself. I realize companies tightened up on the spending, but even small companies understand business cycles and know that to compete you have to entertain and adopt new technology.

Based on what happened in the market this week it is obvious that there is a significant amount of cash on the sidelines anxious to find the right investment. The time to let the rest of the world know what EP can do and who can benefit, and who has shown interest so far, is now - the iron is hot.

March 14, 2009 6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last post strikes to the heart of the issue: there are plenty of applications for a conductive plastic - IF IT EXISTED. The problem is that applications are only as good as the science and engineering behind them. For example, if I had a material 1/3 the weight of titanium and twice the strength of steel, I could find endless applications. But I don't have the science or engineering to produce that material. So what good are all those "applications"?

Electriplast is a hypothetical material with hundreds of hypothetical applications. Just read the patents. No one has ever demonstrated and recorded its properties in any way. There are no measurements, no data, no prototypes of any kind. One can easily show what this material can do without revealing its composition and how it is made. But no one does.

I will soon have an IPO for a material that is 1/3 the weight of titanium and twice as strong as steel. Any up for buying some shares?

March 16, 2009 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, really, and as we all know, the only reason this has any claim on our imaginations, and our wallets, at this point, is the agreement with Jasper. Again, PK, why don't you either get us some lucid comment from Jasper as to what is up, or tell us, in non-elliptical fashion, that you don't have the contacts for that.

March 16, 2009 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PK seems to have contacts sufficient to post Rumors & Whispers (which by the way is now 9 months old without any of the alluded to MAJOR deals occurring). What he lacks is taking any responsibility/accountability when these alluded to events fail to materialize, as they do time and time again. Instead he passes the buck back to Integral, as if they spread the rumor to begin with.

March 17, 2009 1:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to thank who ever keeps buying shares at the end of the day to bring the price back up when ever it dips. It's like having our own personal ITKG bail out. I just hope who ever it is has deep pockets and can continue to do so - and doesn't decide to sell it all one day.....

March 17, 2009 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone talked to investor relations lately? If so, did they share anything meaningful?

March 25, 2009 10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I had a nickel for every time IR told me an announcement was forthcoming I would have my initial investment back. I will tell you this, if that announcement doesn't come soon there will be not so sunny times for ITKG...

March 27, 2009 7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PK - why so quiet lately?

April 03, 2009 2:37 AM  
Blogger PK... said...

Watching and waiting while not contributing to the rumors. I would like to say more, but I am reluctant to build up hopes based on nonvetted hearsay sourced RUMINT...

PK "with a Happy Easter wish to all" sends...

April 04, 2009 10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I consider myself a very patient person, but frankly, this is really frustrating. How about a "status report"? Especially since 2008 was going to be the "go to market year". Doesn't management feel like investors might like to hear something from them? I sure would....
I don't want to put words in management's mouth, but even a simple "The economy sucks things will take a little longer than we thought" is better than something.

April 14, 2009 11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This product and company reminds me of Thermion. Unlike EP (which by the way is trademark dilution on their part), Thermion had a product and sold those products world wide. Many claims were made and many products were sold, but never to the level of the claims. I have real issue with EP's claims and even before I read the patents, I think they are headed in the direction of Thermion. Just sooner and without a viable product.

April 15, 2009 11:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clarification: Thermion Systems Intl.

April 15, 2009 11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you mean by trademark dilution? Does another person or entity already have a trademark similar to EP?

April 16, 2009 2:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alert!! Alert!!

Next week NEWS to come.....

IR told me this last year, last month, last week.

Still Waiting for that NEWS here from IR I just Could not wait so I bought a parrot trained to say "news next week" about 2 times a week. We could save IR some time and money by replacing them with this parrot.

May 07, 2009 5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Are you still expecting any positive news from Jasper? I have been a long believer but even my faith is wearing thin. Care to post the latest rumors?


May 11, 2009 7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey PK,

Just wondering if you have moved on as well. Seems comments are getting further apart on all te boards and Jasper has not been able to come through. I have enough info to know Jasper is trying but not enough to know if/when it is no longer worth it to them.

Are you still a believer?

May 19, 2009 4:42 PM  
Blogger PK... said...

Anonymous --

I am still here and still a believer. To this end, I like you realize the investment JARCO as placed on ElectriPlast's success, and have been informed that entities in Jasper-land still see ElectriPlast and its flexible potentials as their in-road to JARCO's next business model production.

With all of this positive thinking and momentum, I wonder at Integral's silence. I wonder at their foot-dragging and extreme lack of communication.

I'm an adult -- I can handle both good and bad news, so long as I am not being treated like a mushroom with the expectation that I should endure and appreciate the stuff they try to feed me. It doesn't work that way. Treat with respect and get respect and understanding.

Somewhere along the way Integral forgot that basic life lesson.

So, you wonder where I have been -- well first off, I have been travelling, and the computers I had available to me were not set up to access Hotmail and other social networking websites.

In short, it was extremely quiet being out of the loop for that long.

Have I given up the ghost on this investment? No. I am understandably upset with the management and their loopy efforts to share their story with everyone but their baseline investors.

I also wonder why Michael Pound was allowed to skate off with the Integral "confidential" email list, that he now uses to send me (and I expect others) spam email about some next big new or another. As some might say: WTF

PK -- at that last, smilingly sends…

May 19, 2009 10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PK - what do you think about TA leaving? Seems to me there are a few possibilities: he jumped ship realizing nothing was going to materialize or his job is done and he's just waiting for Jasper to follow through on their end.

I hate speculating, but what else can an ITKG shareholder do at this point, we're always in the dark. Any thoughts on TA?

May 29, 2009 8:20 PM  
Blogger PK... said...

TA's leaving could be a blessing in disguise. For some reason, he is mum on the issue.

There are missing pieces associated to this matter. Certainly there have been controlling factors which led to his insisted distancing from Jasper, and personality factors which caused him to leave Bellingham in the first place.

Smart as the man may be, even on his best day, he was not always easy to get along/work with. On the Jasper end of that equation, he may have even been the focal-point behind one or more lost contract possibilities. To this end, I point to the blessing in disguise comment made earlier...

Let's uncover the current "interaction" and game planning taking place between Integral and JARCO, and then we will uncover an real answer to the question you and others truly want to ask...

That should become apparent in a few weeks.

(Personal Note:) Were the "interaction" noted above to lead to BR's departure, or distancing, or even a hand-over (with no BR oversight) to a "responsible" business management team, then I think we as shareholders, JARCO as a business partner, and those companies out there who are still interested in pursuing the ElectriPlast material model -- well to put it simply, each IMO would be much better off...

Hint to Mr. Robinson: It is time to realize that--Your Kung-Fu Is Not So Good!!!

Consider this as you ponder the notion that Tom Aisenbrey should not be alone in this distancing process...

PK sends...

May 31, 2009 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PK - I'm a bit confused by your statement,
"Let's uncover the current "interaction" and game planning taking place between Integral and JARCO, and then we will uncover a real answer to the question you and others truly want to ask..."

What is the question "we" truly want to ask? With all due respect what other question is still out there that no one has asked? Maybe you can help myself and the others who follow your blog as to what the true question should be at this point?

I truly mean this when I say I hope your contact(s) are trustworthy and are not playing games with you. Personally I've had my fill with Investor Relations and the complete crap and flat out lies they spew. I agree with your prior post about being an adult and being able to handle the good with the bad news. Time for the BS to stop flowing out of IR. Where are the test results for the past year(good or bad)? What happened to the website? What happened to the PO's??? Can anyone just level with us??? How far can shareholder loyalty be stretched...

June 03, 2009 11:23 PM  
Blogger PK... said...


All right -- I wasn't trying to be overly cryptic, more I was pointing out that the problem with Tom Aisenbrey leaving may have been a TA created thing.

I'll be the first to give it to him, TA is a smart guy, but what many never realize is that hs is also a somewhat one dimensional personality.

Squirrled off in a room alone, with his gadgets and tinker-toys, in a place where he has total contol of his universe, the man can do and create some phenominal things. But, put him out in the real world, and that one-dimensional character clashes badly with the real world, and in the extreme.

So badly that he actually disrupted business, and hindered prospective ElectriPlast sales through micromanagement and unnecessary and unwanted drama.

Now -- TA has been gone for a short time, and once again, after much bridge building, JARCO has managed to recapture much of the lost momentum we have observed.

But what needs to happen will take a concerted effort, not by Jasper alone, but involvement by both JARCO and Integral.

The short behind that statement is: Integral needs to step up its game in more than a huge & meaningful way.

No more missed target dates; no more vague or sliding promises. They need to be committed if ElectriPlast is to capture its intended market(s). No more excuses behind a delayed website, which in reality, my 11 year old could probably put up in an updatable manner in a matter of days (not years). No more vague responses by Integral's IR, Scott MacArthur, on Integral's antics--real people are asking real questions for a reason--be professional and respond in kind. No more hiding behind dated press releases -- Integral must begin sincerely interacting with its shareholders and other stakeholders -- William Robinson must begin engaging his investors, bankers, and prospective customers through the art of COMMUNICATION. The more, the better.

So all that said, yes, there was a portion of my last where I was purposly cryptic. That is becuase, well because it is based on tip-offs, due dilligence, and guess-work mostly, but if true...well it is better not to raise or lower hopes based on guesses, right! Regarding what question should have been asked -- I'll be cryptic again and simply note that that will come to reality and become apparent in about a week and a few days -- as word of DM's visit with BR in Bellingham comes to light.

Until then, based on what I got, I am in no position to make any recommends, instead, I--like many here reading--am maintaining a watch and wait stance, and keeping fingers crossed...

PK sends...

June 06, 2009 10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you would have us believe that this salesman, hired away from Panasonic, has completely forgotten, or has chosen to ignore, the host of sales techniques that had served him so well in his earlier career?

This salesman who it is claimed morphed himself into this scientist/inventor who successfully discovered a formulation of materials that would allow common plastic to become as electrically conductive as copper.

A formulation so unique that not a single scientist, engineer, or inventor on the face of this planet has been able to duplicate.

That this man, after being micro-managed by the likes of Bill Robinson, has himself turned into such a micro-manager that he is creating barriers to the sale of the very product he miraculously invented.

And, since there is not a single revenue producing contract on the books, he has aparently been doing this for the entire 6-7 years Integral has been trying to market Plastenna/Electriplast. Yet they just now have figured out a way to.....what(?), force him out? Get him to quit?

A little simplistic, I would say. Especially since you don`t have a shred of proof to support your claims.

There is a problem with Electriplast. A very large problem, or someone, somewhere, would be using it by now. A problem that won`t be solved as easily as making Tom a scapegoat.

And hey, while we`re at it, could you be a little bit more descriptive about that recaptured momentum you claim has happened? Six years and zero sales. Where`s the momentum?

June 07, 2009 7:36 PM  
Blogger PK... said...

That was a nice write-up.

I think I've been clear, both in content & context.

PK sends

June 07, 2009 10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PK, Do you have a prviate or temp email where I could contact you? My info on the meeting with BR and DM is a little different than yours. Would like to compare notes. Nothing I am aware of would be as near term as the 2 weeks you mentioned. Hoping for the best.

June 09, 2009 6:46 PM  
Blogger PK... said...

I can be reached at: electriplast@hotmail.com

PK sends...

June 09, 2009 7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I`m glad to hear that BR and DM finally got around to "THE" meeting that PK and his E-mail friend are in such a buzz about.

Since BR has driven away his only salesman.......and DM is the sole supplier of Electriplast, it is beyond me why they aren`t meeting daily.

DM also has a paid sales staff, and engineering staff, and an A2LA accredited lab that can provide proof that Electriplast actually can do what they claim. But Tom was somehow able to undermine all of those resources and roadblock every potential sales contract for the last 2 1/2 years.

It truely is a blessing in disguise that he has finally left, since BR and DM hadn`t been able to resolve that situation......for 2 1/2 years! Maybe they shouldn`t have waited for so long to have "the" meeting.

June 09, 2009 11:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PK, did you ever check your mail?

June 15, 2009 6:35 PM  

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