ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 15 /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 president Michael Riedlinger will present at the Pira
International sponsored conference, Exploring Nanotechnology for Packaging
Materials, to be held at the Hilton Hotel in San Antonio on Wednesday,
February 22, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. CT.
Riedlinger will discuss research related to the use of halloysite
nanotubes in polymer composites, recent developments in biodegradable plastic
composites, industrial market opportunities for naturally occurring nanotubes,
and exploring "green composites" as an alternative to oil-based polymers.
Riedlinger stated, "Advanced polymer composite materials represent a key
growth area for nanomaterial additives and a key market for NaturalNano.
NaturalNano's halloysite nanotubes for use in polymeric formulations may
provide many advantages for improved strength, increased heat resistance, and
the incorporation of novel capabilities that take advantage of the extended
and controlled release characteristics of this recently discovered naturally-
occurring nanomaterial. We are delighted to have the opportunity to present
the advancements NaturalNano has made for the use of halloysite nanotubes in
packaging materials and look forward to speaking to industry leaders at this
event in San Antonio."
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. These include precise,
controlled, and extended release of application-specific additives for use
with cosmetics, polymers and plastics and other areas.
For more information, please visit http://www.naturalnano.com.
About Pira International
Pira International is a leading independent research and technology center
for the packaging, printing, paper and publishing industries in the United
Kingdom. The Exploring Nanotechnology for Packaging Materials conference in
San Antonio, February 22-24, 2006, is a highly specialized event that will
address innovations in nanotechnology and new applications. Industry leader
speakers include Honeywell, Degussa, BASF, Altair Nanotech, National Research
Institute Canada, Cambridge University, Nanoscience Engineering, Georgia
Technical Institute, Coca Cola, Huhtamaki and Cranfield University.
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.
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
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