SOURCE: JER Envirotech International Corp.

May 07, 2008 16:19 ET

JER Secures First Purchase Order for Exclusive Material for Sprig Toys

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - JER Envirotech International Corp. (TSX-V: JER) (FRANKFURT: KFTB) ("JER") is pleased to announce that the first purchase order for wood polymer compounds has been received from Sprig Toys, Inc. ("Sprig") of Fort Collins, Colorado.

Sprig is a developer of environmentally friendly, "kid-powered" electronic vehicles and accessories. The company recently released its Sprig Adventure Series, which features figurine characters and a range of toy vehicles molded using Sprigwood®, a durable, child-safe thermoplastic biocomposite compound developed in partnership with JER. Sprig rolled out its Sprig Adventure Series at the February 2008 American International Toy Fair in New York. The line will be available at mass and specialty toy stores across North America and Europe by fall 2008.

With the receipt of this first purchase order, JER will initiate supply of thermoplastic biocomposite compounds under the terms of the four year exclusive supply agreement signed in early April. The initial order requires delivery of multiple truck loads of compound to Sprig's molding operations by early June in order to start the build of toys needed for the fall and winter toy season. Based on initial projections, JER anticipates supplying Sprig with thermoplastic biocomposite compounds at a regular rate of 200,000 - 250,000 pounds per quarter for the first contract year.

Edward Trueman, JER's CEO, states, "This order demonstrates that the approach JER is deploying, to penetrate the injection molding market stream, with an engineered thermoplastic biocomposite resin, custom designed according to the physical and mechanical requirements of the application, is on target. Sprig and JER are happy to be part of an environmental solution that uses non-toxic, fully recyclable materials with minimal carbon footprint exposure."

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-V) 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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