SOURCE: JER Envirotech International Corp.

February 24, 2009 09:30 ET

JER Announces New Development of EcoG™ Hi Impact Biocomposite Compounds for Injection Molding Applications

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - JER Envirotech International Corp. (TSX-V: JER) (FRANKFURT: KFTB) is pleased to announce that the company has created a new line of high impact biocomposite compounds for injection molding applications. The new series of polypropylene based biocomposite compounds will be sold under the new EcoG™ Hi Impact trade name. JER Envirotech EcoG™ Hi Impact compounds are the first commercially available biocomposite compounds that combine eco friendly materials with flexural strength and impact resistance needed for today's demanding applications.

"The development of our new EcoG™ Hi Impact Biocomposite product line has allowed JER Envirotech to expand the footprint of wood polymer composites," states Edward Trueman, President and CEO of JER. "The new line of compounds is the culmination of intensive efforts by JER to offer custom designed solutions to our customers. Our customers can now select a full range of standard and impact modified biocomposite compounds that can meet or exceed the physical property requirements for their filled and unfilled polymer applications."

Developed through the efforts JER Envirotech R & D personnel, EcoG™ Hi Impact Biocomposite Compounds offer injection molding manufacturers materials that are unique in the biocomposite compound market place. Composed of up to 98% recycled polymer and cellulose fiber content, EcoG™ Hi Impact Biocomposite compounds provide customers eco friendly, non-toxic, impact modified products to create a wide variety of durable, tough and most importantly recyclable products for their injection molding applications.

Created to meet the needs of manufacturers for greater impact strength for their bio based resins and composites, the EcoG™ Hi Impact product line improves on the greater strength of bio composites and adds impact strength and resistance not available in other biocomposite materials. JER's R & D team has created custom formulas that combined the great flexural strength of biocomposites with the high impact demands for applications where biocomposite compounds were not traditionally suited. JER has developed impact modified grades that have been tested and approved in non-traditional applications such as recreational sports equipment, toddler toys, outdoor hose reels and brush handles. With the EcoG™ Hi Impact Biocomposite Compounds, JER customers can produce products that can withstand repeated impact and repetitive use by consumers in a variety of environments.

JER noted that its R & D and Marketing teams have engaged several new accounts with new applications of JERtech biocomposite compounds which are currently undergoing approval testing. Included in the new developments are:

1) A US West Coast injection molding manufacturer who is using JERtech compounds to make molded elements to apian hives and collection units. The unique design is targeted to provide eco friendly products for the pollination industry.

2) A Midwest US injection molding concern who is running trials of EcoG Hi Impact compound to replace unfilled polymers in their hose reel and outdoor products. The molder wants to increase the cold temperature impact performance of their outdoor products using the added strength of wood polymers and the new impact performance of the EcoG Hi Impact products.

3) A Texas molding and extrusion company that is looking to use EcoG Hi Impact products to make cutting boards and other kitchen products. The new account is looking to offer improved impact strength and eco friendly materials to consumers looking for new and exciting products.

4) A Southeast US consumer products company using EcoG Hi Impact products to create non toxic, eco friendly bowls and containers. The customer plans to offer a green product line in Fall 2009 and offer consumers products that have a minimum of 30% recycle content.

5) A Midwest US injection molding company that is looking to use a custom designed JERtech compound using newspaper fiber to mold an erosion block system that will interlock and allow soil to be placed on top of the interlocked structure and grass planted on top of it.

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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