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