SOURCE: Plasticon International Inc.

January 30, 2006 08:30 ET

Plasticon Announces That SEMCO's System Is Selected and Specified for Department of Transportation Surfacing Contract

LEXINGTON, KY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2006 -- Plasticon International Inc. (OTC: PLNI) announced today SEMCO's Ultimate Surface Effects® system has been selected and specified for the I-215 / I-515 Interchange ramp slope pavement project for the Nevada Department of Transportation (DOT).

"We are thrilled to be selected by the Nevada Department of Transportation on the Interchange project," said Samel Sem, President and founder of SEMCO Manufacturing. "SEMCO was specified for this project because our environmentally responsible system will allow the Nevada DOT to both improve the functionality of the freeway and to beautify the community at the same time. Our surfacing system will not only allow the DOT to use more vibrant color and design combinations, it will also enable them to prevent graffiti with SEMCO's proprietary protective coating, and to eliminate the absorption of water into the surface of the structure thereby prolonging the use of the freeway."

According to Jim Turek, President and CEO of Plasticon International, Inc., "We believe that the transportation sector offers one of the greatest opportunities for SEMCO's cutting-edge surfacing solutions. SEMCO's surfacing system is the most durable, versatile, environmentally friendly solution in the marketplace today, which makes them ideal for transportation projects and gives them a distinct advantage in the DOT selection process. As we increase SEMCO's exposure within the industry, we believe that architects and engineers will specify SEMCO's surfacing systems for more and more important contracts and projects as we move forward. And we believe that as environmental regulation continues to increase, demand for SEMCO's products will rise accordingly. The Senate recently passed a $285 billion transportation bill, so there's a wealth of surfacing opportunities to pursue in transportation. As the only company in our sector that is DOT (Department of Transportation) approved or accepted in all 50 states, Plasticon is in a unique position to help SEMCO expand their opportunities in the transportation sector."

SEMCO Manufacturing, based in Las Vegas, Nevada since 1991, has provided their surfacing products to many of the city's most impressive showcase projects, including a number of 5 star luxury resorts. Their eclectic customer base also includes high profile commercial, public and private clientele. Projects have ranged from critical government facilities (the flooring of the Pentagon) to elementary schools, community centers and many prominent parks and public works projects to the Bioshpere project, where the SEMCO team provided the materials for the creation of a lush, fully functioning indoor rainforest. SEMCO's product line is noted for its incredible durability which is why it is not only extensively used indoors, but also on heavily trafficked outdoor walkways, in extreme outdoor weather conditions, in chlorinated pool water and on rugged exteriors. SEMCO Manufacturing has offices in the U.S., Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia.

Plasticon's acquisition of SEMCO Manufacturing, Inc. has been completed, and is now awaiting SEC approval. For more information about Plasticon International and for important updates, please visit the Plasticon web site online at www.plasticonintl.com. For more information about SEMCO Manufacturing, please visit www.semcomfg.com.

About Plasticon International, Inc.

Plasticon International (www.plasticonintl.com) designs, produces, and distributes high-quality concrete accessories, transportation signage, and plastic lumber, which are all produced from recycled and recyclable plastics. Plasticon is a leader, an innovator of cutting edge design, engineering, and production of industrial and commercial products. Plasticon is a green Company, environmentally friendly, using recycled plastics to produce its line of products.

Plasticon International, Inc.:
Jim Turek, President and CEO
3166 Custer Drive, Suite 101
Lexington, Kentucky 40517
web site: www.plasticonintl.com
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