SOURCE: International Barrier Technology Inc.

May 14, 2007 08:40 ET

Fire-Resistant Building Materials Manufacturer Announces 272% Sales Volume Growth in Commercial Modular Sector and 20% Overall Growth for the Month Ended April 30, 2007

WATKINS, MN and VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 14, 2007 -- International Barrier Technology Inc. ("Barrier") (OTCBB: IBTGF) (TSX-V: IBH), a manufacturer of proprietary fire-resistant building materials, is pleased to report growth of 20% in overall Blazeguard shipments for the month of April. For the month ending April 30, 2007 Barrier shipped 783,008 sq.ft. of Blazeguard products into the building industry, generating $503,937 in sales revenue. Sales revenue directly from the commercial modular sector increased 291% to $227,983, while volume shipped was up 272%.

Total sales volume shipped year-to-date is 17% higher at 7,369,500 sq.ft. than in the previous year. Double digit growth continues. "The inventory of unsold homes in key sales territories for Blazeguard, particularly Florida, remains an impediment to meeting sales targets in the multifamily roof deck sector," states Dr. Michael Huddy, CEO. "Fortunately, our diversification into the commercial modular sector is enabling us to continue to grow in sales volume. Having continued success in the commercial modular sector says volumes about the importance of diversification in products and markets. Barrier's success in growing market share in current geographies, as well as the developing markets of the Midwestern US, southern California, and Texas, is helping to position us to emerge from this cyclical slow-down in a strong position to grow and prosper."

About International Barrier Technology Inc.

International Barrier Technology Inc. (OTCBB: IBTGF) (TSX-V: IBH) develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire-resistant building materials branded as Blazeguard®. Barrier's award-winning Blazeguard® wood panels use a patented, non-toxic, non-combustible coating with an extraordinary capability: it releases water in the heat of fire. The panels exceed "model" building code requirements in every targeted fire test and application, and are unique in combining properties that increase panel strength and minimize environmental and human impact. Blazeguard® provides Barrier's customers a premium material choice meeting an increasingly challenging combination of requirements in residential and commercial building construction. Blazeguard® customers include many of the top multifamily homebuilders, and commercial modular building manufacturers in the United States.

INTERNATIONAL BARRIER TECHNOLOGY INC.

Michael D. Huddy
President, Director
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