LONG BEACH, CALIF. — Startup firm EcoStatic Inc. of Thousand Oaks, Calif., showed its Slickynotes line in a tabletop display at the IDSA western district conference in Long Beach.
Now entering the U.S. market, the double-sided plastic product relies on the properties of static electricity.
A designer or planner can slide multiple colored Slicky¬notes on an electrically charged, dry-erase Slickyboard sheet or any smooth, dry, indoor surface during idea-creating or brainstorming sessions. No adhesive is needed.
Using EcoStatic specifications, a domestic extruder produces the line using a specialized ExxonMobil Chemical Co. polypropylene that Multi-Plastics Inc. of Lewis Center, Ohio, distributes.
Pizarro said he became aware of the idea after seeing a similar concept in single white PP sheets in Germany about five years ago.
EcoStatic markets the product line through its website and has an agreement for sales through Barnes & Noble Inc. beginning in May or June.