ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- NaturalNano Inc., a company whose primary business is discovering, refining, and marketing naturally occurring nanomaterials, announced today that Sarah Cooper, NaturalNano's Chief Technology Officer, will present at the Nano-App Summit, Tuesday, October 18, 2005, at the Wyndham at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio. Cooper is one of a select few panelist chosen to present at this event to specifically address how nanotechnology is being adapted into new products in the automotive industry. Her presentation to representatives of leading nano- developer companies such as Ford, GM, Goodyear, PPG, and Air Products & Chemicals will focus on applications and how to bring nano-innovations to market. Cooper will also participate in the automotive panel discussion: Developing Nano-based Products from the Lab to the Marketplace -- Lessons Learned. 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 different 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. ABOUT THE NANO-APP SUMMIT 2005 Nano-App Summit 2005 is a high-level conference of nanotechnology product developers and companies who have successfully used nanotechnology in the development of breakthrough products. The summit allows experts and major manufacturers to report on what researchers, chemists and engineers should be working on today and where they are finding their most immediate gains with nanotecyhnology -- sharing business models' approaches to nano product development that assess and minimize risk and improve time-to-market. Visit http://www.asminternational.org for more information. ABOUT NATURALNANO INC. 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. The Company maintains a strategic partnership with Atlas Mining Company (OTC Bulletin Board: ALMI), owner of one of the world's largest deposits of halloysite clay. This provides NaturalNano the raw materials capability to deliver large quantities of its products to strategic partners and customers. For more information, please visit http://www.naturalnano.com. Media Contacts: NaturalNano Inc. Bobbi Drew Bobbi@naturalnano.com 585-214-8172 Jennifer Gould JGould@rubensteinpr.com 212-843-8037 Investor Relations Contacts: The Ruth Group Denise Roche DRoche@theruthgroup.com 646- 536-7008 The Ruth Group John Quirk JQuirk@theruthgroup.com 646-536-7029
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