NaturalNano Joins National Composite Center

Expands Commercialization Opportunities for Nanocomposites Utilizing

Halloysite Nanotubes

Apr 06, 2006, 01:00 ET from NaturalNano, Inc.

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NaturalNano, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   NNAN; FWB: N3N), a company whose primary business is
 discovering, refining, and marketing naturally occurring nanomaterials,
 announced today that it has joined the National Composite Center (NCC) in
 Kettering, Ohio.
     Michael Riedlinger, NaturalNano's president, said, "The National
 Composite Center provides a collaborative environment for accelerating the
 commercialization of nanocomposite materials through focused programs with
 other member companies and research institutions. This provides a critical
 bridge between early research activities in laboratories that are
 developing new nanocomposite materials and commercial scale production
 requirements for integrating these new materials into future products.
 Additionally, NCC provides access to technologies, equipment, and personnel
 for the development of new industry standards and commercial applications
 that may benefit by utilizing NaturalNano's halloysite nanotube
     NCC has taken the lead in pioneering efforts to promote, develop and
 apply advanced composite technology to the aerospace and defense,
 automotive, commercial and infrastructure markets in the national
 marketplace. As a channel for the commercialization of more affordable
 composites, NCC is also a vital resource for technology and services. Its
 full-scale pilot production facility is being used by a variety of
 companies to develop large-scale manufacturing methods and establish new
 industry standards in the plastics industry.
     NCC was just recently awarded a Wright Project to scale-up nano-enabled
 sheet molding compounds by the State of Ohio Third Frontier Program.
     Louis Luedtke, President and CEO of NCC said, "New nanocomposite
 materials and related technologies, like those from NaturalNano, are very
 important to the development of next-generation composite products that NCC
 member companies are currently designing in collaboration with our
 organization. NaturalNano's products may provide just the functionality
 NCC's customers desire."
     NaturalNano has rights to multiple issued and pending patents that
 cover processes, compositions, and applications for the nanotubes found in
 halloysite clay. More than 200 different commercial applications have been
 identified to date. The company is also developing proprietary,
 patent-pending extraction, separation, and classification technologies to
 enable production of more uniform nanotubes to meet the higher standards
 required for advanced applications of the naturally occurring nanotubes.
 The Company's research and development efforts are focused in the areas of
 precise, controlled, and extended release of application-specific additives
 for use in cosmetics, polymers and plastics and other areas.
     For more information, please visit
     About the National Composite Center
     Located in Kettering, Ohio, the NCC is recognized as a national center
 of excellence for the development and commercialization of cost competitive
 composite materials and processes. NCC's ability to promote, develop,
 demonstrate and link composites to the appropriate markets is producing new
 business opportunities and sources of income that are helping to expand the
 industrial base. As a gatekeeper for the composite age, NCC is also
 committed to the exploration of advanced manufacturing technologies to
 provide industry and consumers alike with high performance materials that
 last longer and cost less. By teaming with colleges, universities, and
 government, NCC is bridging the gap between science and practicality to
 strengthen commerce and contribute positively to the lives of communities
 across the nation.
     For more information, please visit
     About NaturalNano, Inc.
     NaturalNano, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   NNAN; FWB: N3N) is a materials
 science company developing unique and proprietary processes for refining
 naturally occurring nanotubes and other nanomaterials that add competitive
 properties to a range of applications. These include additives to cosmetics
 and personal care products, and absorbent materials, as well as:
 electromagnetic interference shielding, specialty coatings, and material
 additives for industrial polymers, plastics and composites. NaturalNano
 possesses broad intellectual property rights and proprietary know-how for
 extraction and separation processes, compositions, and derivatives of
 halloysite and other nanotubes. For more information, please visit
     Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
     Certain statements included in this press release may constitute
 forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities
 laws. These statements reflect what NaturalNano anticipates, expects, or
 believes may happen in the future.
     NaturalNano's actual results could differ materially from the outcome
 or circumstance expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements as
 a result of a variety of factors including, but not limited to:
 NaturalNano's ability to develop its technologies; the approval of
 NaturalNano's patent applications; the successful implementation of
 NaturalNano's research and development programs; the ability of NaturalNano
 to demonstrate the effectiveness of its technology; the acceptance by the
 market of NaturalNano's technology and products incorporating such
 technology, the ability of NaturalNano to effectively negotiate and enter
 into contracts with third parties for the licensing of NaturalNano's
 technology; competition; the ability of NaturalNano to raise capital to
 fund its operating and research and development activities until it
 generates revenues sufficient to do so; and the timing of projects and
 trends in future operating performance, as well as other factors expressed
 from time to time in NaturalNano's periodic filings with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). As a result, this press release should be
 read in conjunction with NaturalNano's periodic filings with the SEC which
 are incorporated herein by reference. The forward- looking statements
 contained herein are made only as of the date of this press release, and
 NaturalNano undertakes no obligation to publicly update such
 forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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