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 technologies." 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 http://www.naturalnano.com. 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 http://www.compositecenter.org. 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 http://www.naturalnano.com. 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. Media Contacts: NaturalNano Inc. Bobbi Drew Bobbi@naturalnano.com 585-214-8172 Jennifer Gould JGould@rubensteinpr.com 212-843-8037
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