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
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 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
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.
SOURCE NaturalNano, Inc.