NaturalNano to Moderate Panel Discussion at NanoCommerce & Semi NanoForum

NaturalNano President to Moderate Environmental & Societal Implications Panel

Oct 27, 2005, 01:00 ET from NaturalNano Inc.

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- NaturalNano Inc., a company whose
 primary business is discovering, refining, and marketing naturally occurring
 nanomaterials, announced today that President Michael Riedlinger will moderate
 a panel discussion at the NanoCommerce & SEMI NanoForum -- "Making Small
 Technology Big Business" being held on November 1-3, 2005 at the McCormick
 Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois.
     Riedlinger will moderate the "Environmental & Societal Implications" panel
 on Wednesday, November 2nd at 2:15 p.m.  Panelists include: Kathy Jo Wetter,
 Program Manager, ETC Group Research; Julia A. Moore; Deputy Director, Project
 Emerging Nanotechnologies Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at
 the Smithsonian Institution; and M. Ellen Mitchell, Ph.D., Director of the
 Institute of Psychology, Deputy Director of the Institute for Science Law and
 Technology, and Fellow of the Institute for Biotechnology and the Human Future
 at Illinois Institute of Technology.
     The panel discussion will explore topics related to public concerns and
 benefits of nanotechnology adoption, emerging environmental guidelines and
 regulations for manufacturers, and global access to nano-enabled products and
 related discoveries.
     Topic content will be devoted to new areas of nanotechnology innovation
 with a focus on the anticipation and comprehension of the societal
 implications presented by this emerging and important technological evolution.
     NaturalNano has rights to multiple issued and pending patents that cover
 processes, compositions, and derivatives for the nanotubes found in halloysite
 clay.  More than 200 commercial applications have been identified to date.
 The Company is also developing proprietary, patent-pending extraction,
 separation, and classification technologies to enable the production of more
 uniform nanotubes to meet the higher standards required for advanced
 applications of the naturally occurring nanotubes. These applications include
 precise, controlled, and extended release of application-specific additives
 for use with cosmetics, polymers and plastics and other areas.
     Extracted from clay mined at Utah's Dragon Mine operated by Atlas Mining
 Company (OTC Bulletin Board:   ALMI), the tubule-rich halloysite clay can be
 supplied in very large quantities.  NaturalNano has rights from Atlas and will
 be establishing processing capabilities to produce nanotubes to customer
 requirements for specific applications.
     The NanoCommerce & Semi NanoForum is a venue where academic research,
 state and national initiatives, institutional capital, entrepreneurial talent
 and seasoned corporate executives meet to create next generational emerging
 companies in the nanotech sector.  This conference and trade show is focused
 on commercialization, strategic business issues, nanomanufacturing solutions
 and technical strategy.  NanoCommerce & Semi NanoForum is presented by Small
 Times Media, SEMI, and the NanoBusiness Alliance.
     NaturalNano Inc. is an advanced materials company with unique, proprietary
 processes for the refinement of naturally occurring nanotubes and other
 materials that enable a range of advanced applications from enhanced
 composites and other industrial products to cosmetics and electronics.  The
 Company is a technology leader in the processing of nanotubes from halloysite
 clay, a source of naturally occurring nanotubes.
     NaturalNano possesses broad intellectual property rights to multiple
 issued and pending patents for a comprehensive range of processes,
 compositions, and derivatives of our nanomaterials.  The Company's research
 and development teams have identified more than 200 novel applications for
 halloysite and other nanotubes. These applications include uses in cosmetics
 and personal care products, absorbent materials, electromagnetic interference
 shielding, specialty coatings, and material additives for industrial polymers,
 plastics and composites.
     NaturalNano maintains a strategic partnership with Atlas Mining Company
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   ALMI), owner of one of the world's largest known deposits
 of halloysite clay.  This provides NaturalNano the raw materials capability to
 deliver large quantities of its products to strategic partners and customers.
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