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Integral Technologies, an emerging light-weighting leader and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast, announced the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding with its long-time nickel plated carbon fiber ("NiC") manufacturer, Conductive Composites.
"We have extensively researched a variety of conductive fibers critical for the manufacture of ElectriPlast and found Conductive Composites to be the ideal specialty nickel plated carbon fiber supplier for us." stated Doug Bathauer, Integral's CEO.The agreement establishes a relationship in which Conductive Composites will establish a separate manufacturing line, in a new facility, dedicated to producing NiC exclusively for ElectriPlast. Integral will be supplying the equipment, and Conductive Composites will provide turnkey technical and operational support in manufacturing the NiC.Integral's patented ElectriPlast manufacturing technology produces an industry leading conductive thermoplastic pellet used for a variety of EMI shielding applications in the automotive, cable & wire, and consumer electronics industries. "The conductive fiber is a critical element in our product because it needs to be lightweight, electrically conductive and cost competitive," said ElectriPlast's CTO Mo Zeidan.The company experimented several conductive fibers and their technical analysis is that Conductive Composites NiC best meets those requirements. Conductive Composites is able to customize the plating with CVD technology. This process allows precise plating levels to optimize the electrical performance. In addition, this is critical for ElectriPlast since Flexible Content Technology ("FCT") enables the company to provide a variety of products to meet different customer shielding, weight and cost requirements.More information: www.electriplast.com