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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.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed that prominently displayed above all this elitist drivel about "prestigious" European motorcars was a picture of the dashboard of a Chevrolet Volt!!!

I love it.

December 09, 2010 10:49 PM  
Blogger PK... said...

To the earlier poster --

While your comment about "drivel" is harsh, and "elitist" is a defination based on the beholder's agenda -- I would have to admit, the Volt picture was purely my idea as the EB's Publisher.

I mean, Integral has not yet identified the suppliers/ manufactures -- so I took extreme liberties (besides, I like the Volt, concept and all, and am hopeful to see Electriplast involved with their current/future battery technology).

So would you rather me insert a photo of a VW, Audi, BMW, Lotus, Mercedes, Porsche, Mini Cooper...I mean really, the choices are numerous, and I can do this all day long...

December 10, 2010 4:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't waste your time PK, stick with the Volt...

Corporations in this country need to wake up and get ahead of the curve. We used to be on the forefront in developing and adopting new technology. So I'm not surprised to hear that it's a European automaker taking the first step. Maybe it's not just a matter of turning the ship, but the size of the ship that has to be turned (although I think that is a weak excuse). If Electriplast is as good as they say, there is still hope for the U.S. automakers to see the light, and as they say in the investment world, time will tell...

December 11, 2010 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the anonymous poster above, PK. I can just imagine all the rabid responses you would have received if you HAD chosen to use one of the aforementioned EUR manufacturers pictures in the blog title. It's all good.

December 11, 2010 11:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doubt if the world will know exactly who the 2 car makers are or the exact vehicles the Electriplast part(s) are in.

#1 is that non disclosure agreements are in place to protect identities.

#2 why would a manufacturer want to announce to the world the new shielding part they they are using to save on 50% of the part's weight compared to its metal counterpart?

Nobody even knows what shielding is nor do they care. It's a part of the electrical/electronic system and the weight savings value would only be of major interest to the auto makers' competitors. The competitors would want to know how to save weight on parts and why would say Lexus tell Audi their proprietary information?

I do not think you are ever going to see an announcement that includes the name of the car manufacturer or the particular vehicle that will be using the Electriplast part(s).

December 12, 2010 5:20 AM  
Blogger PK... said...

There's a story about opinions...

Everyone has one.

Apparently a negative opinion has reared its ugly head.

Actually, it's your opinionated doubts that many are counting on Integral and ElectriPlast to disprove.

PK sends...

December 12, 2010 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Oscar said...

I think I have a different take on this whole line of commentary. First - I thought not the initial comment was merely an attempt at humor - perhaps a bit biting, but...whatever. But not needing a response.
Then I started thinking. For years, decades for some of us, we have been waiting for some substantive production news from ITKG. We are perhaps on the verge of getting that. It is apparent from the meager commentary on the recent posts here that most of us are pretty hesitant to drop that well-earned caution.
Beyond that, even production numbers will mean nothing without good publicity in the right places - the larger world of investment. It is the stock price that will make us winners or whiners, and until the stock swimming pool gets big enough to attract some much larger attention, we can only play with our little rubber duckies.

December 12, 2010 6:07 PM  
Anonymous Oscar said...

typo in the second line - should read "I thought THAT the initial comment was merely an attempt at humor..."

December 12, 2010 6:08 PM  
Blogger PK... said...


You are probably right-- the only reason I responded was because I debated quite awhile with myself on image options, and the commentary tossed in by the poster, struck close to home, adding to my internal debate..

December 12, 2010 6:57 PM  
Blogger PK... said...

"good publicity in the right places"

I think that is already starting... Facebook is a prime example...

PK sends...

December 12, 2010 7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Mr. Holy Grail?

December 13, 2010 5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole thing doesn't make any sense.

Elite European car makers built their reputations on quality materials from reliable suppliers with proven track records who have the resources (financial and technical) to back up their products. Why should such a manufacturer risk their reputation and a very expensive recall on an extremely small (and broke) company with no technical staff, laboratory or history of success? To save a few pounds in a 3500 lb vehicle? I just can't see it happening.

December 13, 2010 10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the anonymous poster 2 places above mine: I'm not PK, but I believe the writer was referring to Tobin Smith, since that was one of the many euphemisms used to describe EP.

December 13, 2010 11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta agree that it doesn't make sense. If there's a product problem with Electriplast on that expensive European car, who's going to stand behind the product? A company that's $750k in the red?

Nope. They didn't get to be the best carmakers in the world sourcing parts from little startups at the end of their rope.

December 14, 2010 2:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who`s going to stand behind the product? A product manufactured from a material whose IP is only licensed...not owned. Licensed from a company that, as the previous poster has pointed out..... is on the rocks financially.

And all this to save a few pounds off the gross weight of a 50+ thousand dollar vehicle. I was just thinking the other day that I should leave my bowling ball at home and rent one at the lanes so I don`t have to jeopradize my mileage or performance next time I drive my Audi to the lanes. Same for the golf clubs. Think what might happen if I forgot they were in the trunk for a week or two? Oh no!!!

The truth is...I don`t have a clue what the gross weight of my Audi is. Nor do I care. I paid $50K for it so I didn`t have to worry about that sort of minutia. Call me a snob, I could care less. You can leave those kind of issues to those guys that drive Chevy Volts.

December 14, 2010 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Amateur Stockholder said...

Say what you will about a smart elite large auto company not taking risks on a small financially hurting electro-conducting plastic company. It's a legitimate argument.

BUT, large successful companies don't get in that position by following the status quo and doing what everyone else is doing, so to speak. Several companies advance by taking calculated risks to stay ahead of the curve. Maybe, just maybe, a large smart auto company saw an opportunity to utilize a material that could potentially benefit a part of their product.

But I'm not an owner of a car company - what do I know? Isn't speculating fun? Merry Christmas!

December 20, 2010 5:34 PM  
Blogger Norman Wiedrick said...

"The amateur stockholders" comment is center on the nail head...one of the best around for many many moons.Please read it more than once and let it pentrate.

December 24, 2010 8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not likely....at least not without a piece of the action. A seat on the board if not controlling interest. These guys didn`t get where they are by letting some broke, small change, bit player make decisions for them. Doug Mathias has already proven that.

An 8 year old unproven technology that hasn`t even completed testing yet and you guys think Audi or BMW are going to roll over for the likes of Bill Robinson. I don`t think so.

December 26, 2010 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was really looking forward to seeing more communication out of Doug and his "Company Corner" as we neared the end of the year. I believe someone told me back in mid November we would see an announcement every week from that point on through the end of the year. Apparently we didn't quite make it....

December 29, 2010 6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone else signed up for the email list? I signed up several weeks ago and have not received anything. Just wondering if anything has been sent to those on the list at this point. Thanks.

January 03, 2011 5:54 PM  

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