Novik going strong on its path of innovation - A polymer cedar plank, that looks like the real thing, will cover a wide market

    SAINT-AUGUSTIN-DE-DESMAURES, QC, June 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Novik Inc. (TSX-V:
NVK), a leader in the manufacture and innovation of exterior siding products
made using polymer injection, is expanding its sales potential on the North
American and overseas construction and renovation markets with the all-new
state-of-the-art polymer cedar plank... that contains no trace of actual
    The North American residential wall siding market represents an annual
8.2 billion-dollar industry. Within this market, there are products that are
preferred by those in the construction and renovation industry and they are
observing a quick rise in sales.
    According to reputed analysts in the North American market, materials
obtained using polymer injection, such as "Novik products" will undergo the
fastest growth in North America by 2010, with an increase of up to 60%. Some
of what explains the increasing popularity of polymer siding is its ease of
installation, ability to replicate traditional materials (brick, stone, wood)
and no need for maintenance. Novik is already present on this market, and will
further strengthen its position with the addition of the cedar plank to serve
increasing demand that has been filled mostly by the fiber cement technology
which as also experienced a growth in the North American market.

    Market potential

    Novik has been developing products that offer solutions to issues
commonly encountered by those in the construction and renovation industries.
Its new product is exclusive in North America as no other manufacturer on the
continent offers a polymer injected molded cedar plank. Some 5000 potential
customers have received this product's specifications, and no previous Novik
product has received such an enthusiastic welcome until now.
    The polymer cedar plank from Novik is twice as thick as traditional vinyl
clapboard. It is, therefore, resistant to impact (especially in cold weather).
Moreover, it does not give off any toxins in the event of a fire.
    It is five times lighter than fiber cement, three times faster at
installation, and does not produce the dust normally produced when cutting the
cement alternative.
    It is more resistant to fading, discoloration, impact than any other
products, and requires no maintenance.
    Novik trusts that the design of the product with its exceptional
quality/price ratio will help the company distinguish itself on the market and
make its mark.

    Fast Fit...the simpler, the better

    The polymer cedar plank that Novik has introduced onto the construction
market benefits from the Fast-Fit technology developed by the same company.
Fast-Fit was developed in order to ensure easy and fast installation. It is
this technology that's responsible for substantial savings when the product is
compared with others on the market. Novik's cedar plank siding can be
installed by a single person. It is competitively priced when we consider not
only the cost of materials, but also that of installation.
    A new system (patent pending) has been developed as a guide for nail
depth and their positioning. The snap-in joint system that connects one plank
to the next results in easy, precise and quick installation. Each panel
measures 8-feet long by 8-inch wide (2.44 m by 20.32 cm), the material can be
cut down to a desired size using vinyl cutters. The planks can be handled
easily due to their light weight. And finally, Novik has outdone itself once
again with a system that boasts nearly invisible joints.

    About Novik Inc.

    Novik is a leader in the manufacturing and marketing of innovative
exterior siding products. Made of polymer-injected panels, Novik products
offer lower-cost alternatives of traditional siding materials, such as stone,
brick and wood. The company also offers roof coverings that replicate slate
and high-barrel clay tiles.


    This document may contain projections which reflect the current
expectations set out by management with regards to future events. These
projections depend on a number of factors and carry risks and uncertainties.
Actual results may vary from those projected. Company management will not be
responsible for updating or modifying these projections in view of new
information or future events.
    For further information on Novik, visit our website at
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For further information:

For further information: Michel Gaudreau, President, (418) 878-6161,; Marie-Line Gaudreau, Director of Marketing, (418) 878-6161,

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