NaturalNano to Present at the Exploring Nanotechnology for Packaging Materials Conference

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Feb 15, 2006, 00:00 ET from NaturalNano, Inc.

    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
     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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