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February 17, 2005

International Barrier Technology Selected for 'Business and Beyond' Production to be Aired on CNBC


Watkins, MN; Vancouver, BC –February 17, 2005 - International Barrier Technology Inc. (“Barrier”) (IBTGF: OTCBB; IBH: TSXV), a manufacturer of proprietary fire resistant building materials, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Platinum Television Group to be featured in a segment entitled “Building Design Solutions” in the Models of Excellence series. The airing is tentatively scheduled for the second quarter of 2005. The initial production will be shown on the highly acclaimed television series, "Business and Beyond" and featured on CNBC in the United States and Europe. Repeat airings will take place 100 times in 25 leading markets across the United States.

“Barrier is extremely pleased to have been selected to participate in the ‘Business and Beyond’ television program”, said Dr. Michael Huddy, President and CEO of International Barrier. “The show is known to be both educational and entertaining in its mission to inform a dedicated audience about pertinent topics of interest to them. As a participant in the ‘Building Design Solutions’ program, Barrier’s Blazeguard® product will be discussed as a viable design solution to fire issues in residential buildings. We expect to receive an enthusiastic response from both homeowners and builders.”

About International Barrier Technology Inc.
International Barrier Technology, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials. Its patented, non-combustible, non-toxic Pyrotite formulation has an extraordinary capability: it releases water when exposed to the heat of fire. Barrier's award-winning Blazeguard wood panels exceed International Building Code requirements in every targeted fire test and application, and uniquely combine properties that increase panel strength and minimize environmental and human impact. Blazeguard customers include D.R. Horton (DHI: NYSE), KB Home (KBH: NYSE), and Lennar (LEN: NYSE). Lowe's Companies (LOW: NYSE), Stock Building Supply, and Mule-Hide Products Co., Inc. are Blazeguard distributors. Pyrotite has potential applications with engineered wood products, paint, plastics, and expanded polystyrene

About Platinum Television Group
Platinum Television Group, located in Deerfield Beach , FL , has been delivering the full scope of an advertiser's message to audiences for more than seven years through its innovative half-hour programs, which delve into many popular areas of interest.. Platinum currently offers 11 different shows, with more in the works, aired on targeted national and international cable networks, as well as on regional broadcast stations. The key is to educate, as well as entertain, viewers with feature-style segments about interesting companies and products or technologies.

Barrier is part of the DJ Building Materials Index (US)

INTERNATIONAL BARRIER TECHNOLOGY INC.

Per: "David J. Corcoran"

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David J. Corcoran
CFO, Director

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Forward-Looking Information: The statements in this news release contain forward-looking information within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks, assumptions and uncertainties, including but not limited to the ability to generate and secure product sales. In each case actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. The company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results (expressed or modified) will not be realized.

Contact:
International Barrier Technology Inc.
Richard Angle, 866-735-3519
ir@intlbarrier.com 
or
ECON Investor Relations, Inc.
Peter Kletas, 866-948-0848
pkletas@investorideas.com 

Source: International Barrier Technology Inc.

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