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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.

December 09, 2010

ElectriPlast™: Tier One Auto Suppliers and Manufacturers



Auto Age

By Vince S. ElectriPlast™ Blog Editor

[Editor's Note: In its latest press release, Integral’s ElectriPlast™ Meets Another Milestone for 2012 Automobile, Integral revealed a major advance in its efforts to introduce ElectriPlast™ to the transportation industry via a prestigious European automaker.]

The 2012 Euro Motorcar

In the long and storied history of the European motorcar, only a small percentage of automakers have warranted being called prestigious. In fact, in an article about prestigious brands, Motor Trend magazine said they are of "consistently superior quality, exclusivity and uniqueness, a measure of enhanced social status, and a measure of the ability of a brand to make a customer "feel special." Combined with the qualities of power, precision, a finely-tuned engine, and road worthiness, prestigious motorcars rule the autobahn or any European superhighway (both EP Blog officers are experienced autobahn drivers), without having to yield to an inferior motorcar. Yet, in the European community, the production of prestigious motorcars is as emblematic of national pride for England, France, Germany, Italy, and Sweden as are their history, national landmarks, language and culture, etc. So, initially, only one such automaker will produce and assemble motorcars for their 2012 line with ElectriPlast™ parts under their hood. With this successful rollout, and keeping in mind that imitation is the best form of flattery, it is anticipated that others will follow this European trend setter.

Yeah, But Will the Industry follow?

Clearly, it will take time before there is wide acceptance of ElectriPlast™ parts, but momentum is already moving in that direction. Currently, there are two Tier One auto suppliers and OEM manufacturers who are working with ElectriPlast™. Between them, they supply a range of products to more than a dozen auto manufacturers. As is the case with the first two Tier One suppliers, other OEM will discover the efficacy of our IP and will convert more and more parts from metal to ElectriPlast ™. And the rest of the industry? Will they follow?

For the sake of this discussion, I have defined prestigious European cars to include: Bentley, BMW, Daimler, Fiat, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Saab, Volkswagen and Volvo. Under their marques, they make other prestigious motorcars such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Porsche, etc. Cognoscenti usually consider these motorcars to be the top of the line, with long reputations for precision and quality. Also, due to the cost to own and maintain one, these motorcars give the impression that a degree of status is conveyed to the owner as a person who has arrived at a certain level of wealth and consequence.

Low Hanging Fruit

From the beginning of the ElectriPlast™ era, Integral Technologies has patented a number of inventions that target the automotive sector, among others; however, it has only been since the arrival of Mo Zeidan that the corporate philosophy emerged of pursuing "low hanging fruit," i.e., those patents where it is abundantly clear that ElectriPlast™ has a solution to a problem. Concurrently, the ElectriPlast™ Blog has written extensively about Integral's role in the automotive sector (remember ADAC) and the impact that ElectriPlast™ parts, specifically batteries, cabling, connectors, shielding, lighting, internal parts, etc., can have in that industry.

And the worldwide automobile industry is huge. For example, last year there were 60 million new cars produced worldwide. If we Integral captures even 5% of that market, we are looking at incredible numbers. As Integral stated in its press release, "The ElectriPlast™ parts provide a nearly 50% weight savings over the metal parts currently being used, while also providing superior RF shielding properties." No wonder the Boyz in Bellingham are ecstatic: We have two Tier One auto suppliers who are champing at the bit to put ElectriPlast™ in their new designs.

Sustainability? Yeah, and Profitability, too!

During the 15 years since its inception (January 1996), there has been much speculation about the sustainability of Integral Technologies and whether it will ever generate revenue. While stepping gingerly on that outstretched thin limb, it appears to me that 2011 will be the money year. Why?

Most new cars start surfacing in the autumn of the preceding year, so if we backdate to, say, October 2010, here is my take (approximately) on scheduling for that 2012 prestigious European motorcar:

January-March: Purchase Order received from Tier One auto supplier.
March-April: Jasper, capable of 50,000 pounds of EP per month, manufactures and ships EP pellets to the Tier One supplier.
April - May: Tier One supplier manufactures and ships required parts to the European automaker.
June-September: Automaker assembles and ships final product to worldwide points of sale.
September - October: Auto dealers worldwide sell the 2012 motorcar.

Based on the significant progress reported in the November press release, as well as the UL™ approval, it seems a foregone conclusion that next year, finally, will be our year. Once the world knows that those two EUR carmakers are using EP parts, those who have sworn off or sworn at ITKG will want to get on the bandwagon, and that includes Mr. Holy Grail. If this doesn't change his mind, the next sea change, ElectriPlast™ wire, surely will!

Stay tuned, folks! This rocket is about to ignite.

ElectriPlast: Baby Steps -- Military Applications...



and Test



By: EON/BusinessWire
December 07, 2010 08:45 AM Eastern Time

Integral’s ElectriPlast™ Designed into Military Electrical Device

BELLINGHAM, Wash.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Integral Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ITKG) (“Integral”) (http://www.electriplast.com/), an emerging leader in electrically conductive plastics, announced today that ElectriPlast™ has been designed into a device for a military application by one of Integral’s licensees. Final testing and trials are expected to be completed by the end of 2010.

On May 27, 2010, Integral announced a license agreement with this licensee, a leading provider of system solutions with extensive technical and engineering content serving aerospace/defense, telecommunications, medical and other international high-technology niche markets.

William Robinson, CEO of Integral, said, “This design win is a result of our collaborative efforts with this licensee over the last several months for optimum uses of ElectriPlast™. This particular use of ElectriPlast™ is just one of several applications for which the license was granted. As this relationship continues to expand we expect this licensee to utilize ElectriPlast™ in its other niche markets.”

Robinson, CEO, went on to say; “We have made significant progress this year largely because of the progress of our licensing partners to incorporate ElectriPlast™ into their designs, as the solution to some of their engineering challenges. As we continue to work with these companies, we anticipate an acceleration of the uses of ElectriPlast™ in electro active shielding and conductive devices. It is especially gratifying to see the defense industry embrace our technology because the uniqueness of ElectriPlast™ -- its lightweight and design flexibility, while providing superior shielding -- is ideal for numerous military applications. Along with our recent design wins in the auto industry, this demonstrates growing market acceptance of ElectriPlast™.”

As ElectriPlast™ gains greater market acceptance, the continued use of license agreements will be a key in the growth and development of the product. ElectriPlast™ allows a design engineer the utmost freedom in designing new products or enhancing current designs. Through Jasper Rubber, Integral’s manufacturing partner, Integral can work with customers who do not have the equipment to do the necessary molding or extruding. At all stages, Integral can assist in the design and review of manufacturing applications and process optimization to meet whatever may be the precise specifications. Electrical and mechanical testing of ElectriPlast™ components and applications can then be carried out, followed by customer training and service for design and implementation. Integral also can form joint ventures to co-develop applications for the ElectriPlast™ pellet, as it has with other companies.

Integral continues to negotiate with many other companies to complete additional licenses of its patented ElectriPlast™ Technology.

Integral Technologies

Integral Technologies, Inc. (http://www.electriplast.com/) 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. Integral Technologies is an emerging leader in the development and application of next-generation conductive plastic materials. The company currently has 52 issued US patents relating to the composition, manufacture and application of their ElectriPlast™ technology, and they continue to develop and protect new intellectual property. The company was recently cited by ipCapital Group, (http://www.ipcg.com/) as the indisputable IP leader in resin-based materials. Their IP consists of ElectriPlast™ and multitudes of different applications pertinent to a wide variety of industries. No assurances can be given that all patent applications will be approved; however, to the extent that patents are not granted, they will continue to attempt to commercialize these technologies without the protection of patents. Various examples of industries where ElectriPlast™ can be used are automotive, defense, antennas, shielding, lighting, circuitry, switch actuators, resistors, and medical devices. The company is currently introducing these new products and ElectriPlast™ technology on a global scale.

Safe Harbor Statement

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. These statements include, without limitation, predictions and guidance relating to the company’s future financial performance and the research, development and commercialization of its technologies. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as, “may,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations but they involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, as the result of such factors, risks and uncertainties 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, including, without limitation, those described in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2010, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at http://www.sec.gov/. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities

Integral Technologies, Inc.
Scott McArthur, Shareholder Relations


Doug Bathauer, Director of Corporate Comunications

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