Integral Technologies Inc. (Bellingham, WA), creator of the electrically conductive resin-based material called ElectriPlast, has sold its sixth license for the material. The undisclosed licensee, which is described by Integral as "leading provider of military system solutions" will be using ElectriPlast in "highly reliable and durable military parts." Integral added that Electriplas will allow the customer to develop components "based on weight factors and harsh environments."
Three separate formulations of ElectriPlast will be supplied, with Integral having already completed the manufacture of the blends through its contract manufacturer, Jasper Rubber Inc. (Jasper, IN), with pellet delivery anticipated by the end of August. The new licensee entered into a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with Integral when it was investigating whether or not the technology was applicable to its business. Integral noted that at present, it has more than 350 NDAs in place with other companies.
Integral also stated that it is in negotiations with several other companies to complete additional licenses of its patented ElectriPlast technology.
On April 13, Integral announced the completion of a license agreement to use Electriplast's antenna technology patent for hearing aids. On Sept. 1, the company announced the awarding of another patent based on ElectriPlast from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. At the time, the company stated that the practicality of this patent will "become more apparent as we continue to utilize ElectriPlast within the battery and automotive industries." The company's website says Integral's intellectual property portfolio consists of 49 approved patents.