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WHAT IS SWEETSKINZ?•  The only manufacturing methodology that imbues any end product’s   rubber surface with durable color...
BACKGROUND•  Started in 1999 with the goal of revolutionizing the tire industry                         Background•  Creat...
BRAND PROPOSITION•  Tire manufacturers can finally add reliable color logos and brandingto their products•  Colors are lon...
WHAT WE DOWhat We Do
WHAT WE DOWhat We Do (cont.)
SIGNIFICANT MILESTONES•  September 2006 – First consumer tires (Bicycle)•  October 2006 – First patent granted•  December ...
TECHNOLOGY•  SkinZ are printed with proprietary rubber inks•  SkinZ are applied during the manufacturing process          ...
PROTOTYPES               PrototypesBoth full tire and sidewall only applications are possible
MANUFACTURING PROCESS                     (TYPICAL TIRE MANUCATURING PROCESS)    Below is an exploded view of the layers f...
PRODUCTION CAPABILITY•  Current maximum capacity (one shift) - 540,000 sheets per year•  Current maximum capacity (three s...
WHERE WE ARE TODAYWhere We Are Today
BICYCLE TIRES•  Authorized distributors and sales in 28 countries on 4 continents   accounting for approximately 90,000 un...
MOTORBIKES,             MOTORCYCLES, & ATV•  Featured at the 2009 Bangkok Motor Show on Innoue RubberMotorbikes, Motorcycl...
AUTO & TRUCK TIRES•  In advanced stages of product development with major tire  manufacturer in India for:    •  OEM tires...
2008 WORLDWIDE MOTORIZED               TIRE SALES•  Passenger cars, light trucks and medium duty trucks –  over 1.3 billio...
FOOTWEAR•  In advanced stages of product development with 3 major  international footwear manufacturers for:              ...
SALES & MARKETING                REPRESENTATION•  In the process of signing agreement with one of the worlds largest  indu...
COMPANY MANAGEMENT•  Victor Rollins, Vice President of Sales & Marketing (2006 to present)      •  Twenty plus years exper...
COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE•  US Patent on process of bonding colorful/reflective skin to tire;  Multiple other patents granted ...
WHAT WE SEEK•  SweetskinZ is looking for the right partner to:    •  Joint venture/strategic partner                  What...
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From April 2004 to the end of 2009 I was involved with a fun and interesting project, Sweetskinz graphic rubber applications. We did this presentation near the end of the company's search for an investor or partner that would rescue us. Sadly that never happened. The idea is still a good one. Someone, somewhere, sometime will revisit it and do it right. To them, best of luck!

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Sweetskinz Graphic Rubber

  1. 1. Opening
  2. 2. WHAT IS SWEETSKINZ?•  The only manufacturing methodology that imbues any end product’s rubber surface with durable color graphics, designs or logos. Technology•  We manufacture a semi-finished screen-printed rubberized membrane with any desired combination of colors and graphics.•  The rubberized membrane is permanently bonded under high heat to the end product’s rubber surface during the later stages of the manufacturing process•  Our process can be used in the manufacture of any type of pneumatic tire as well as on footwear, conveyor belts, hoses, grips, and any other end product containing a rubber surface.
  3. 3. BACKGROUND•  Started in 1999 with the goal of revolutionizing the tire industry Background•  Created the world’s first tire featuring: •  A variety of full-color graphics and patterns •  Inks and rubber compound formulas that resist discoloration due to heat, UV and carbon migration•  Launched first tires in the bicycle segment
  4. 4. BRAND PROPOSITION•  Tire manufacturers can finally add reliable color logos and brandingto their products•  Colors are long lasting – even on black rubber Brand Proposition•  Patterns can be consistent, repeatable, and finely detailed
  5. 5. WHAT WE DOWhat We Do
  6. 6. WHAT WE DOWhat We Do (cont.)
  7. 7. SIGNIFICANT MILESTONES•  September 2006 – First consumer tires (Bicycle)•  October 2006 – First patent granted•  December 2007 – First sale of skinz to tire manufacturer (Bicycle) Significant Milestones•  February 2009 – First ATV tires displayed at industry show•  March 2009 – First motorcycle/scooter tires displayed at industry show•  February 2009 – First ATV tires displayed at industry show•  November 2000 – Successful development of inks and compound that resist rapid color degradation
  8. 8. TECHNOLOGY•  SkinZ are printed with proprietary rubber inks•  SkinZ are applied during the manufacturing process Technology•  SkinZ are vulcanized to the underlying green compound in themolding process to produce a seamless and permanent bond•  SweetskinZ ink and compoundformulas can be adjusted to workwith virtually any base rubber compound
  9. 9. PROTOTYPES PrototypesBoth full tire and sidewall only applications are possible
  10. 10. MANUFACTURING PROCESS (TYPICAL TIRE MANUCATURING PROCESS) Below is an exploded view of the layers for a full graphic tire with SweetskinZ SkinZ added These layers would then be connected at the two ends to form a belt Manufacturing Process that would then be molded into the final tireTop Layer: SweetskinZ SkinZMiddle Layer: Base Rubber CompoundBottom Layer: Tire Belting
  11. 11. PRODUCTION CAPABILITY•  Current maximum capacity (one shift) - 540,000 sheets per year•  Current maximum capacity (three shifts) - 1.62 million sheets per year Production Capability•  For example, a typical sheet can produce approximately: •  5 Mountain bike SkinZ •  20 Motorcycle/scooter sidewall SkinZ •  20 Shoe sole SkinZ •  100 Auto tire logo SkinZ •  5 Auto tire sidewall SkinZ•  Additional capital cost to double maximum capacity (three shifts) - $600,000
  12. 12. WHERE WE ARE TODAYWhere We Are Today
  13. 13. BICYCLE TIRES•  Authorized distributors and sales in 28 countries on 4 continents accounting for approximately 90,000 units to date•  Present manufacturing partners: Vee Rubber Company, Hwa Fong/Duro Rubber Company, and Bicycle Tires Jurong Excel Rubber Company- with overall total sales volume in excess of $380 million per year•  In advanced stages of product development with one of the leading bicycle tire manufacturers whose current overall production volume is more than 60 million tires per year•  Bicycles with SweetskinZ tires sold in Walmart ®, Toys’R’Us ®, and JBB Sports ® retail stores
  14. 14. MOTORBIKES, MOTORCYCLES, & ATV•  Featured at the 2009 Bangkok Motor Show on Innoue RubberMotorbikes, Motorcycles, and Company (IRC) and Hwa Fong/Duro Rubber Company motorbike tires ATVs•  Featured at the 2009 Indianapolis Dealer Expo on Cheng Shin Rubber Company ATV tires•  Receiving production orders from the above companies
  15. 15. AUTO & TRUCK TIRES•  In advanced stages of product development with major tire manufacturer in India for: •  OEM tires for auto manufacturers based in India Auto and Truck Tires •  Aftermarket tires sales into major markets of India, Africa, Middle East, and Europe •  Color logos/branding on all tires manufactured
  16. 16. 2008 WORLDWIDE MOTORIZED TIRE SALES•  Passenger cars, light trucks and medium duty trucks – over 1.3 billion units•  Motorcycles, motorbikes, electric scooters, ATVs – Over 160 million units 2008 Tire SalesSOURCES: Modern Tire Dealer Magazine - 2009 Facts; CSM Auto Worldwide Global Production Summary; Electric BikesWorldwide Report – 2008 Update; Motorcycle Industry Council; A. G. Edwards & Sons
  17. 17. FOOTWEAR•  In advanced stages of product development with 3 major international footwear manufacturers for: Footwear •  Hiking and outdoor shoes •  Children’s footwear •  Soccer shoes •  Other sporting shoes
  18. 18. SALES & MARKETING REPRESENTATION•  In the process of signing agreement with one of the worlds largest industrial conglomerates headquartered in Japan Sales and Marketing•  New partner company currently represents a wide range of sporting goods products including: Representation •  Fitness equipment, including treadmills •  Golf club grips •  Bat grips •  Sports footwear •  Rubber flooring and mats
  19. 19. COMPANY MANAGEMENT•  Victor Rollins, Vice President of Sales & Marketing (2006 to present) •  Twenty plus years experience in sales and marketing in bicycle industry and international business •  Formerly Vice President of Sales of Cycle Source Group, LLC •  Studies at North Carolina State University and Allegheny County College Competitive Advantage
  20. 20. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE•  US Patent on process of bonding colorful/reflective skin to tire; Multiple other patents granted or pending•  Valuable proprietary processes Competitive Advantage •  Rubber printing technology •  Ink formulas •  Proprietary compound/ink interaction expertise•  Only company to effectively print on uncured rubber surface and to do so with repeatable patterns containing fine details•  Many possible applications/markets for SweetskinZ product outside the tire market
  21. 21. WHAT WE SEEK•  SweetskinZ is looking for the right partner to: •  Joint venture/strategic partner What We Seek •  License technology for a particular vertical market or geographic region •  Invest capital to help expand commercialization of product

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