ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- NaturalNano Inc., a company whose primary business is discovering, refining, and marketing naturally occurring nanomaterials, announced today that President Michael Riedlinger will present at the Technology Finance 2005 on November 17, 2005 in Milan, Italy. The conference is an opportunity for NaturalNano to educate the international financial community on its current research and development, proprietary capabilities and intellectual property. Riedlinger will present the Company's business plans and will also describe commercial applications for halloysite nanotubes. These naturally occurring particles are hollow tubes with high aspect ratios that are tens to hundreds of nanometers (billionths of a meter) in diameter. Halloysite nanotubes' unique geometry enables them to be used for storing, delivering and controlling the release of various chemicals and materials making possible a wide range of commercial applications. The potential commercial applications include use as additives in polymers and plastics, electronic components, cosmetics, absorbents, and many other product categories. NaturalNano is making halloysite nanotubes samples available to prospective customers in these industries. 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. 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 using naturally occurring nanotubes. These include precise, controlled, and extended release of application-specific additives for use with cosmetics, polymers and plastics and other products. Extracted from clay mined at the Dragon Mine in Utah, operated by Atlas Mining Company (OTC Bulletin Board: ALMI), the tubule-rich halloysite clay can be supplied in very large quantities. NaturalNano has an agreement with Atlas to extract nanotubes from halloysite clay at the mine site, which enables the Company to produce nanotubes to customer requirements for specific commercial applications. ABOUT TECHNOLOGY FINANCE 2005 The Technology Finance 2005 conference, held in Milan, Italy, November 17-18, 2005, is focused on emerging-growth biotech, nanotech, biometric, medical and pharmaceutical companies from cutting edge backgrounds. The event, which will be comprised mostly of investment, pharmaceutical and consulting sectors, will expose companies to institutional investors, venture capitalists, senior corporate executives and experts from the scientific and medical communities. This European partnering conference is sponsored by the Milano Group and provides presenters from around the world a new audience in the rapidly growing European markets. The Milano Group's goal is capital infusion, licensing, market expansion and business development. For complete information about the Technology Finance 2005 conference, visit http://www.milanogroup.com. ABOUT NATURALNANO INC. NaturalNano Inc. is an advanced materials company with unique and proprietary processes for refining naturally occurring nanotubes and other materials that add desirable properties to a range of advanced applications encompassing enhanced composites, cosmetics, electronics and other industrial products. The Company is a technology leader in the development of applications and processes for extraction and classification of nanotubes from halloysite clay, a source of naturally occurring nanotubes. NaturalNano possesses broad intellectual property rights and proprietary know-how for its comprehensive range of processes, compositions, and derivatives of halloysite nanotubes. The Company's research and development teams have identified more than 200 novel applications for halloysite nanotubes. Applications that can benefit from halloysite nanotubes 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 commercial relationship with Atlas Mining Company (OTC Bulletin Board: ALMI), owner of the Dragon Mine property in Juab County, Utah -- site of one of the world's largest known commercially mined deposits of halloysite clay. This relationship assures NaturalNano access to a key raw material source for its production of processed halloysite nanotubes. For more information, please visit http://www.naturalnano.com. Media Contacts: NaturalNano Inc. Bobbi Drew 585-214-8172 Bobbi@naturalnano.com Jennifer Gould 212-843-8037 JGould@rubensteinpr.com
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