Naturally Advanced Technologies(R) Announces Exclusive Global Licensing Agreement With National Research Council of Canada

- Revolutionary Technology Unlocks Groundbreaking Biotech Enzyme Process

CRAILAR(R) Designed to Turn Industrial Hemp Fiber Into Sustainable

Alternative to Cotton -

Nov 07, 2006, 00:00 ET from Naturally Advanced Technologies

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Naturally
 Advanced Technologies (NAT, OTC Bulletin Board:   NADVF), the leading
 provider of sustainable, environmentally friendly fibers and fabrics, has
 developed a groundbreaking biotech enzyme fiber process called CRAILAR in
 collaboration with Canada's National Research Council and Alberta Research
 Council. Slated for an official 2007 launch in the United States, Canada
 and abroad, Naturally Advanced Technologies intends to license CRAILAR to a
 variety of industry partners including apparel; medical and hospitality
 textiles; upholstery; diversified industrials; auto, marine and airplane
     Developed to unlock the economic potential of industrial hemp as a
 sustainable and more versatile alternative fiber to cotton and fiberglass,
 the result of this quality and conservation based textile technology is a
 cost effective, entirely different type of soft, strong and sustainable
 fabric that will pave the way for a range of advanced products including
 clothing, table linens, auto and marine parts and airplane fuselages.
     "We firmly believe a responsibility we have been charged with is
 leaving a positive environmental footprint for future generations," says
 Ken Barker, CEO, Naturally Advanced Technologies, Inc. "This licensing
 agreement is the first paramount step in the preservation and protection of
 our renewable resources by shifting production methods of fibers and
 composites; significantly reducing the use of pesticides, chemicals, water
 and energy typically necessary during the growing and manufacturing
     The introduction of the licensed biotech enzyme process, CRAILAR,
 exemplifies Naturally Advanced Technologies' unwavering commitment to
 enhance products and the benefits they provide farmers, consumers and the
     About Naturally Advanced Technology, Inc
     Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT, OTC Bulletin Board:   NADVF),
 is the leading provider of sustainable, environmentally-friendly fibers and
 fabrics. Founded in 1995 in response to the growing demand for
 environmentally friendly, socially responsible clothing, NAT has shipped
 more than 500,000 garments reducing chemical use by 86,634 pounds and
 saving 452,232,264 gallons of fresh water. NAT's customers include the San
 Diego Zoo, Toyota, Universal Music and Volkswagen. NAT respects human
 rights of employees, the environmental impact of the company's operations
 and fiscal responsibility to its shareholders.
     Safe Harbor Statement
     This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Exchange
 Act of 1934 and the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
 Act of 1995 and is subject to safe harbor created by these sections. Actual
 results may differ materially due to a number of risks, including, but not
 limited to, technological and operational challenges, needs for additional
 capital, changes in consumer preferences, risks associated with: market
 acceptance and technological changes; dependence on manufacturing and
 material supplies providers; international operations; and competition.
     Cheryl Roth/Mara Engel
     OrganicWorks Marketing

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