SOURCE: JER Envirotech International Corp.

May 01, 2008 09:30 ET

JER Announces First Commercial Compound Order With Tulip Corporation

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - JER Envirotech International Corp. (TSX-V: JER) (FRANKFURT: KFTB) is pleased to announce that the first commercial order for its wood polymer biocomposite compound has been received from Tulip Corporation headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.

The purchase order concludes a six month R&D program with Tulip resulting in the development of a custom designed biocomposite master batch compound that Tulip can blend with various recycle streams used to produce environmentally friendly interior and exterior molding, trim and industrial extruded profiles. These "green" products take advantage of the wood polymer biocomposite compound technology developed by JER Envirotech, and the untapped scrap polymer resources within Tulip Corporation to create a new product line that contains up to 98% recycled content. This initial order targets delivery of compound to Tulip's Niagara Falls, NY facilities in late May to produce products for the summer construction market. Based on initial projections, JER anticipates producing Tulip's annual requirement of 400,000 - 500,000 pounds of biocomposite compound from their facilities in Delta, BC.

Tulip Corporation consists of two distinct operating divisions: 1) The Molded Products Division and; 2) PHI, a capital equipment manufacturer of Precision Hydraulic Presses, Tube/Pipe Fabricating Equipment and Automatic Beam Welding Systems. The Molded Products Division is a single and multi cavity injection molding manufacturer servicing the construction, battery, dairy, solid waste and bottled water markets. Tulip has molding facilities in Milwaukee, WI (1982) and Niagara Falls, NY (1985) supported by a technical center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Edward Trueman, CEO of JER Envirotech, commented, "Becoming a supplier to Tulip Corporation is indicative of the quality of our products, our market penetration, and our ability to engineer solutions to supply related challenges."

About JER Envirotech International Corporation

JER is a global manufacturer of thermoplastic biocomposite compounds and sheeting. The company's proprietary polymer formulation can be custom engineered for specific client requirements using recycled and virgin plastic mixed with waste 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's original patented biocomposite formulations were developed in collaboration with the National Research Council - Industrial Materials Institute of Canada.

JER currently has manufacturing operations in Canada, Malaysia and the Philippines. 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."

JER ENVIROTECH INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

"Ji Yoon"

Mr. Ji Yoon
Chief Financial Officer
International: +1 (604) 940-9262
jyoon@jerenvirotech.com

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.

(2008-05 #09)

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