SOURCE: Integral Technologies, Inc.

April 30, 2012 03:00 ET

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

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

FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwire - Apr 30, 2012) - ElectriPlast Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Integral Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: ITKG), 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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    Sales Inquiries:
    Paul Mackenzie
    Director of Global Sales ElectriPlast Corp.

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

    Integral Technologies Investor Inquiries:
    Scott McArthur