SOURCE: JER Envirotech International Corp.

March 02, 2009 09:30 ET

JER Announces a New Multi-Year Supply Agreement With JJ Barker

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - March 2, 2009) - JER Envirotech International Corp. (TSX-V: JER) (FRANKFURT: KFTB) is pleased to announce that the Company has agreed in principle to a multi-year supply agreement with JJ Barker Company of Cowansville, Quebec to deliver JER's thermoplastic biocomposite sheeting products for JJ Barker's line of moisture resistant decorative tile and wall covering products. The multi-year supply agreement covers the supply of up to 40,000 sheets annually of 3 mm and 4 mm thick JERtech™ Biocomposite Sheeting in sizes ranging from 4 ft by 8 ft to 4 ft by 5 ft. The new agreement is the result of an extensive development effort by JJ Barker and JER Envirotech including nearly two years of testing and trials. By using JERtech™ Biocomposite Sheeting, JJ Barker will be able to offer their customers a non-toxic, moisture resistant high strength, dimensionally stable, and eco-friendly option within their well established line of high performance decorative wall coverings for high humidity applications. In announcing the new agreement with JJ Barker, JER Envirotech has begun increasing production capabilities and staffing to meet JJ Barker's purchase requirements by the start of the second calendar quarter 2009.

Founded in the 1898, JJ Barker Company is a family owned and run business. Now into the fourth generation of the Barker family, JJ Barker has been making decorative and practical wall panels for high humidity areas such as kitchens and bathrooms since the 1940s. Over the course of many years of dedicated effort, JJ Barker has developed a reputation for providing homeowners, property managers, and builders with a surprisingly effective and practical set of choices for wall coverings in demanding environments. JJ Barker has long focused upon making and marketing a first rate product whose ease of application and modern, vibrant appearance would catch the public's imagination. JJ Barker products are specifically designed and carefully tested for high-moisture areas such as bathrooms, showers, saunas, spas, kitchens and laundry rooms.

"The supply agreement we have established with JJ Barker for the JERtech™ Sheeting product line is the culmination of intense efforts by JER Envirotech's Research & Development team and the extraordinary cooperation and assistance of JJ Barker management and production teams," states Edward Trueman, President and CEO of JER. "The new agreement represents a joint commitment to bringing the moisture resistant JERtech™ Sheeting product line to consumers throughout the world."

Gordon Wood, President of JJ Barker Company, stated that, "JER Envirotech's commitment to the co-development of a durable product for our challenging high humidity applications concluded with the introduction of an environmentally friendly, moisture resistant decorative panel system that meets our stringent requirements and those of our customers and prospects. We are pleased with the JERtech™ Biocomposite Sheeting and look forward to incorporating them into our line of decorative moisture resistant panels."

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About JER Envirotech International Corporation

JER is a global manufacturer of thermoplastic biocomposite compounds and sheeting. The Company's patented technology utilizes waste or by-product materials, such as wood fibre or rice hulls, to produce environmentally-friendly alternative products for applications in the construction, transport, automotive and toy industries. The Company currently has a range of biocomposite formulations which it developed in collaboration with the National Research Council - Industrial Materials Institute of Canada.

The Company is publicly-traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX) under the symbol "JER" and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol "KFTB."

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The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the current views and/or expectations of JER Envirotech International Corp. with respect to its performance, business and future events. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, those relating to changes in the market, potential downturns in economic conditions, foreign exchange fluctuations, demand for thermoplastic biocomposites, competition and our ability to implement our business plans and strategies in a timely manner or at all. These risks, as well as others, could cause actual results and events to vary significantly. JER Envirotech International Corp. does not undertake any obligations to release publicly any revisions for updating any voluntary forward-looking statements.


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