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February 02, 2012

ElectriPlast: Clairity on the Asian Approach...

This Bit of Different May Be A Good Thing





By Business Wire, 02/01/12 - 10:20 AM EST


Integral Technologies, Inc and Hanwha L&C Announce Signing of Letter of Intent to Manufacture and Distribute ElectriPlast™ in Asia

Integral Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: ITKG) an emerging leader in hybrid conductive plastics, announced today the signing of a Letter of Intent ("LOI") with Hanwha L&C of Korea that contemplates granting Hanwha L&C certain rights to manufacture and distribute Integral's signature ElectriPlast™ technology in various parts of Asia. Integral is the original researcher, developer and 100% owner of all intellectual property surrounding the ElectriPlast™ technology, and markets the ElectriPlast™ product through Integral's wholly owned subsidiary, ElectriPlast™ Corp.

Hanwha L&C's desire to enter into an LOI followed the results of independent testing of ElectriPlast™ that took place over the past few months. Testing for conductivity, shielding (both electric and electro-magnetic) and mechanical strength all met or exceeded Hanwha L&C's demanding requirements.

The LOI with Hanwha L&C represents Integral's potential expansion into Asia. "We are excited to possibly have a strategic partner like Hanwha L&C manufacture and distribute ElectriPlast™ in the large regional manufacturing Asian base," said William Robinson, Integral's Chairman & CEO. "We appreciate that Hanwha L&C understands the uniqueness of the revolutionary technology behind our conductive pellet, and we recognize the value to Integral to potentially have such a respected strategic partner like Hanwha L&C with its multitude of Asian marketing channels." Specifically, the LOI contemplates Integral and Hanwha L&C entering into definitive agreements granting an exclusive license to manufacture and distribute ElectriPlast™ in Korea. The LOI further contemplates a non-exclusive license to distribute ElectriPlast™ in China, Japan and Taiwan, as well as a right of first refusal to extend the exclusive license to manufacture in Korea to China, Japan and Taiwan and to make the non-exclusive license to distribute in China, Japan and Taiwan an exclusive license.

Hanwha L&C is part of the Hanwha Group, a global diversified company with nearly $30 billion in annual revenue that operates in three main sectors: manufacturing & construction, finance and services & leisure. "We see the conductive plastics market as a tremendous growth opportunity and the ElectriPlast™ technology as a leader in this young industry" said Won S. Choe, Hanwha L&C's Vice President of Business Development. "Integral is a strategic fit for us since we are already a force in the thermoplastics industry and have many potential uses for ElectriPlast™ in our different lines of business, including our automotive division. We are also confident that this potential partnership will make ElectriPlast™ a product in great demand with our customers throughout the Asian region."

The LOI is non-binding and calls for the completion of certain milestones by the parties. They look forward to potentially executing definitive agreements in the first half of 2012.

Integral Technologies, Inc.

Integral Technologies, Inc. ("Integral"), ( http://www.electriplast.com/ ) engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of electrically conductive hybrid plastics used primarily as raw materials in the production of industrial, commercial and consumer products and services worldwide. Its core material, ElectriPlast™, is a non-corrosive, electrically conductive resin-based material whose properties allow it to be molded into any of the infinite shapes and sizes associated with plastics, rubbers and other polymers while reducing component weight by 40 to 60%. Integral is a leader in conductive hybrid plastics with a broad Intellectual Property portfolio referencing its ElectriPlast™ technology. Applications for ElectriPlast include: Shielding Wire, Power Electronics, Connectors, and Cables; Shielding , Conduction, Batteries, Semiconductors, Heated Elements, Sensors, Antennas, Medical Devices, Consumer Electronics and Acoustics, Fuses, Capacitors, Resistors, RFID, Busbars and Terminals. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Hanwha L&C

Founded in 1965, Hanwha L&C has been a representative Korean company in the construction materials field for half a century. With respect to accumulating original high value technical skill and retaining top employees, Hanwha L&C has been expanding the business to future growth industries such as auto lightweight materials, electronic materials, and photovoltaic materials, as well as focusing on high value pioneering industries. Hanwha L&C supplies global automakers with a variety of interior and exterior auto components made with lightweight materials such as glass fiber mat-reinforced thermoplastic (GMT), lightweight reinforced thermoplastic (LWRT), and expandable polypropylene (EPP). Including its acquisition of US-based LWRT maker Azdel, Hanwha L&C has strengthened its position as a global auto materials supplier with establishing production bases in the United States, China, and Czech Republic. Hanwha L&C has also produced EVA sheet for photovoltaic module encapsulation and is now investing to expand production capacity. In the construction materials field, the company operates plants in Korea and North America to produce construction materials as well as HanStone® Quartz surfaces for global markets.

Safe Harbor Statement

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SOURCE: Integral Technologies, Inc.

Contact: Doug Bathauer, VP of Corporate Development, 812-455-5767

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Blogger Unknown said...

pretty good news eh?

February 03, 2012 10:28 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I have a small holding in ITKG and am considering buying more shares. Can anyone give me a reason or at least a potential reason for why the share price is essentially flat, after the news that just came out? The volume is up, no question. But who would be selling into this news?? I understand the buying, it's the selling that I don't quite understand. An explanation would be greatly appreciated.

February 04, 2012 4:52 AM  
Blogger PK... said...

It's a matter of trust in this new team, and their struggles to overcome inherited past impressions. Not to mention they are working hard at setting a tone--in this I mean: their communicating in a meaningful way to shareholders & stakeholders alike pending accomplishments without over reaching, or overbuilding expectations as their predecessors had once done.

As for the "trust" thing, well, trust is earned.

This team is sincere. And they are working hard to recapture that through actions. Personally, I tend to think they will succeed over time, but think this is a double pronged initiative, and I believe that more can be done during this marketization phase.

As for your leanings to purchase more shares--while offering such advice is not what we do here--what I can say is, the writing is on the wall, a foundation is now in place and whether they hold your hand and woo you with tales of things to come--or not-- we are in the long anticipated marketization phase. Things, to include the pps are destined to change...

PK sends...

February 05, 2012 7:09 AM  
Blogger oscar said...

Here's my take: the selling is the result of people playing the stock value, looking to make a few bucks, a few hundred bucks, if they are lucky, on the pushes up and down on the price. There are people who do this as a way to try and make a living - something that is especially distorting when not very many people are trading a stock - which is the case with ITKG.
As far as the buying goes, in my opinion there still is no real concrete evidence of this being, or becoming a profit-making enterprise. There seems to be potential, but I am (after 6 years) highly cautious.

February 06, 2012 5:40 AM  
Blogger PK... said...

Oscar --

Agreed on all counts, hence the upward struggle to both find their voice, but to also impress through actions.

There is a course of events at play here -- time will tell for certain -- whether this is a goat rope, or a real thing -- time indeed will tell, and the EB will tag along to offer clarity to the issues in play...

February 06, 2012 9:07 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

PK and Oscar,
Thank you for your respective responses. While I agree with most of what you said it did not help me reconcile the recent trading activity (completely). To Oscar's point, what you said would suggest there was a good amount of buying below .40 (prior to recent PR's). Do you feel there are really that many speculators following this stock that would take that risk given the decline in stock price over the last year? There are plenty of other small cap stocks they could probably have better luck with.

Switching gears to post press release. I realize that an LOI is a far cry from a signed PO. However, an LOI with a $30 billion company is not something to be taken lightly, from my perspective. As a buy and hold, long term investor I'm willing to admit that maybe I'm missing something here (i.e. short term profit mentality). I've heard the term "the right audience" thrown around, and maybe that is the problem. I know there is currently a small number of shareholders so maybe it's a bigger audience we need.

February 08, 2012 6:30 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What happened to Doug? He used to be relatively responsive. At the bottom of the company news releases it still gives his name and number to contact. Has anyone else been able to reach Doug since November?

February 08, 2012 9:59 PM  
Blogger cardfan said...

The stock is rising again today (Monday Feb 13), which is a good thing. But i was wondering why this isn't happening until 2 weeks after the last PR? Is the LOI really driving this rise in stock price? Or does anyone know of another reason?

February 13, 2012 9:36 PM  

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