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April 30, 2012

ElectriPlast: Lightening Can Strike Twice...




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April 30, 2012

ElectriPlast™ Corporation Adds New Composite to its Family of Conductive Hybrid Plastics

New ElectriPlast™ Conductive Resin Provides 50-60% Weight Reduction Over Traditional Metals

ElectriPlast Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Integral Technologies, Inc. [OTCBB: ITKG], (http://www.electriplast.com/) and makers of the ElectriPlast™ line of electrically conductive resins, announced today the immediate availability of ElectriPlast™- PBT/NiC, a new electrically conductive, resin-based material that has been engineered to meet demanding electro-magnetic shielding, thermal and mechanical properties for automotive, marine, consumer electronics, telecommunication and aerospace applications.

Composed of Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) and nickel-plated carbon fiber, EP-PBT/NiC is resistant to solvents, cuts traditional component weight in half and is able to withstand temperatures to 215°C. Its extensive development and third-party testing was largely conducted in conjunction with Tier One suppliers intent on expanding into this field by improving the physical and performance characteristics of their products through the utilization of ElectriPlast™ technology.

“Our newest composite, EP- PBT/NiC, is a result of extensive research and development and many collaborative hours with our OEM clients,” states Herbert Reedman, CEO of ElectriPlast Corporation. “The material is flame resistant, can withstand high temperatures and corrosive environments and provides superior shielding while outperforming aluminum with a 50 to 60% percent reduction in weight. This is a significant new product for us and further expands our comprehensive line of ElectriPlast™ conductive plastics.”

EP-PBT/NiC is the latest in the expanding line of ElectriPlast™ conductive composites, a patented line of non-corrosive, electrically conductive resins 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 50 to 60%. With continued innovation and the newest release of EP-PBT/NiC, ElectriPlast™ has broadened its portfolio to offer a wide spectrum of electrically conductive hybrid plastics for nearly every application and every market.

“Moldability, dimensional stability, environmental and temperature resistance coupled with excellent impact strength are all factors which led to the development of this latest composite,” states Mo Zeidan, director of research and development for ElectriPlast™ Corp. “Performance, portability and miniaturization is driving component manufacturers to meet tighter and tighter part tolerances, our new PBT/NiC composite will answer these and other market needs.”

Industries from automotive to electronics and consumer goods are seeking light-weight component solutions to meet consumer demand for lighter, more portable products and as a means to comply with stricter government fuel standards and greenhouse emissions. ElectriPlast™ is a comprehensive family of conductive resins with a broad intellectual property portfolio. Applications for ElectriPlast™ PBT/NiC include electrical connectors, electronics enclosures, sensors, motors, telecommunications, circuit breakers, fuse boxes and mobile devices.

Integral Technologies, Inc. [OTCBB: ITKG], through its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Electriplast Corporation, engages in the discovery, development, commercialization and licensing of electrically conductive hybrid plastics products used primarily as raw materials in the production of industrial, commercial and consumer products and services worldwide. It operates in four segments; Aerospace & Defense, Transportation, Industrial Materials and Electronics. Integral’s core product line, ElectriPlast™, is a family of non-corrosive, electrically-conductive resin-based materials whose properties allow it to be molded into any of the infinite shapes and sizes associated with plastics and rubbers, but which is as electrically conductive as if it were metal while reducing component weight by 40 to 60%.

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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, (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, 2011 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available at http://www.sec.gov/.

Contact Information
Sales Inquiries:
Paul Mackenzie
Director of Global Sales ElectriPlast Corp.

Corporate/Media Inquiries:
Doug Bathauer
V.P. Corporate Development Integral Technologies


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please can you explain what is so special about ElectriPLast and its technology?
Compounding conductive additives, including metal-coated fibers, into thermoplastic to make a conductive compound is very well established. It is carried out by numerous polymer producers and compounders.
I'm genuinely intrigued about what's different with ElectriPlast. The patents appear to cover very specific applications rather than the actual materials technology. Is that correct? Or is there something unique about ElectriPlast's compounding technology or formulations.
I need to know more before I'm convinced this is a wise investment.

July 24, 2012 7:54 PM  
Blogger PK... said...

Anonymous –

**Passed in Two Parts (1of2)**

Apologies for the delay in answering your question, and if I begin to ramble, please excuse that as well intended (I’m getting old and that’s what I do sometimes) --

First, let me start by saying that this remains a speculative investment, but it does have a high potential for pay-off as the products reputation and capabilities become mainstreamed and better known. The company is the initial/to mid-phase of realizing this milestone now, and has a dedicated team to push forward towards its ultimate goal of integrating their technology into a wide array of diverse markets that can benefit...

But all of that is a future deal, let's answer your question.

The unique or "special" about ElectriPlast is that it does what they claim, and does it better than any comparative product on the market today (and probably tomorrow too). Their uniquely recipe’d material is comparable to water in that it has variable uses and abilities. Water can change from a solid, to a liquid, to a gas. ElectriPlast is a moldable resin-based material that can -- as you yourself noted-- conduct electricity (but again, better than any currently marketed material), and that in itself is a huge deal. The change up, or disruptive factor comes when you realize that the material (when the recipe is changed) can be blended into not only plastics, but rubber material and other non-corrosive polymers. Change the recipe again, and it can serve as highly effective electric and even RF shielding material.

Ice (in this regard) is a great example to use, mostly because of its obvious and commonly known changing states. ElectriPlast, while for the moment is less commonly known--one day, that will change, and change is starting now, as more and more companies begin a practical employment of the ElectriPlast material and as a result, bear witness and testify to the validity to ElectriPlast’s claims on their materials use and effectiveness.

As for the question on ElectriPlast’s various PATENTS. Alright, fun fact for all to file away. Patents are general effective for something between 17-20 years, and as noted in your question Integral Technologies (ITKG), the parent company of ElectriPlast Corp, and the creators of ElectriPlast—well they have more than a few of them on hand. Here’s what they did, and why.

Short History lesson – in the early days of ElectriPlast’s creation, the company’s leadership knew they had a potentially good product on their hands, but didn’t yet have a solid vision on where to go and how to take it there. At the same time, they were interested suitors wanting to align their interests with Integral’s with the hopes of maybe overtime wresting control of the ElectriPlast IP and technology away from this upstart ITKG company. And that is how dealing with companies like DOW, DuPont and some other tenuous heavy hitters like GE Plastics, pushed Integral down the path of Patents. It was a smart move, and served as a means of protecting the intellectual property behind this “potentially good product” that team Integral had in their hands.

Fast forward to your question: Integral created a primary Patent that detailed the extruding processes which makes ElectriPlast so unique and uniform in its production – this was the so-called philosophers stone Patent. All of the other Patents do, as you noted, highlight applications – but these were introduced as a means of controlling development, and --in casting a future eye on the ElectriPlast materials capabilities-- capitalizing on prospective spin-offs resulting from more mainstreamed use 5, 10 or even 15 years down the road. Those things that begin to employ ElectriPlast materials in the future will pay a version of royalties to Integral as a result of the “in-the-weeds” Patents that the company applied for and obtained. Again, it’s all about Intellectual Property. While it might appear randomly done, there was a rhyme and reason behind the actions…

July 29, 2012 9:41 AM  
Blogger PK... said...

Anonymous –

**Passed in Two Parts (2of2)**

As for your final question regarding the something unique about EP’s compounding technologies or formulations? – Yes and Yes.

Look, by trade, I am an Analyst. I am good at wrapping my mind around a topic – taking in the historical; the present; the engaged climate; the similarities & synergetic applications, and envision likely and improbable outcomes. I am not a scientist, nor am I privy to the secret recipe alluded to. What I can say as a Wonk of a sort is that while I see those pushing ElectriPlast to a myriad of markets: Aviation, Automotive, Medical, and Security… I see one of the largest, and in my opinion, most profitable impacts taking place in ElectriPlast’s wire production. Our country’s national energy grid is in a decrepit state. A wind storm can hit literally leaving hundreds of thousands without power for days, or weeks in some instances. And that is just a wind storm, take a regular winter and the pain of no power multiplies dramatically.

One of these days the need will arise to upgrade, or replace the current national-energy-grid. It will be in the nation’s interest to do this, ignoring the need to act would be tantamount to suffering a thousand needless little cuts and dying from attrition. But that is all politics, and we are not about raising that specter – suffice to say, one day the need will become apparent, and one of the solutions could one day be ElectriPlast high-power wire or cabling. Extremely conductive, highly shielded (both of these factors means that power can be readily pushed longer distances without measurable loss of energy (as opposed to the less effective overhead copper/aluminum wires we currently rely on). Depending on the mixture, the ElectriPlast wire can be either rigid or flexible. It can conduct energy as well as copper, silver, and gold and is resistant to temperature changes & corrosion, so it can be readily hung on towers, or buried underground without the concern of the degradation that might be present when using the current standard of copper or aluminum wiring. Final bonus, weight – if you’ve looked at ElectriPlast in the past, you will recall that they are extremely proud of quoting their material's 40-60% weight savings

Another fun-fact regarding the above mentioned "weight savings" – this factoid-connection was first made on: 13 April 2006 by the ElectriPlast Blog’s Editor, Vince S. in his article: “ElectriPlast . . . Move Over Number 29. There’s Room for Both of Us!”, and later reiterated in his 12 May 2008 article: “ElectriPlast: A Limited Supply of Copper for a Demanding World”

Why did I highlight that last – Look, the ElectriPlast Blog (EB) has a purpose of showing the way forward, especially when it appears that that the company is reluctant to do it themselves. They have more in the way of legal considerations to contend with—we, not so much. But back to the point, the EB is also a historical reference, an archive of how we got to here and now. That is an invaluable tool for both assessing the value and potential of this company, but also in gauging its potential to succeed.

July 29, 2012 9:44 AM  

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