|ROCHESTER, N.Y. May 6, 2005 — NaturalNano Inc., a
nanotechnology company whose primary business is discovering, refining
and commercializing naturally occurring nanomaterials, has announced
that Michael Riedlinger, NaturalNano President, will present at the
2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, in Anaheim, CA at
the Anaheim Marriott & Convention Center, Monday, May 9 at 11:30 am.
The presentation, entitled "Promising Possibilities for Naturally
Occurring Nanotubes," will focus on the characteristics and
applications of naturally occurring halloysite nanotubes. Mr.
Riedlinger will discuss the use of these nanotubes in composites,
electronics, cosmetics, and many other applications.
Mined at the Atlas Mining Dragon Mine in Utah, halloysite is
readily available in large quantities and does not require the
fabrication infrastructure normally associated with manufacturing of
other types of nanotubes. Earlier this year, NaturalNano Inc. entered
into a contract with Atlas Mining Company (OTC BB: ALMI) to acquire
500 tons of processed halloysite.
NaturalNano's team of scientists is developing commercial
applications for halloysite nanotubes as additives in polymers and
plastics, electronic components, cosmetics, and absorbents.
NaturalNano is making samples available to prospective customers in
The Company has rights to pending patents that cover processes,
compositions, and derivatives and its pending patents cover more than
200 different commercial applications. It is also developing
proprietary, patent-pending extraction, separation, and classification
technologies to enable production of more uniform material to meet the
higher standards required for advanced applications.
ABOUT NANO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY INSITUTE
The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) was created in
1997 and chartered with the promotion and integration of small
technologies through education, technology and business development.
NSTI is the founder and manager of the world's most comprehensive
small technology scientific and business event, the annual
Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (Nanotech). NSTI provides
technical, informational and business services to industrial and
governmental organizations worldwide. Through its knowledge network,
NSTI offers high-value services powered by a unique network of
established high-level and long-term relationships with leaders in the
nascent fields of nanotechnology. For more information about NSTI,
please visit www.nsti.org.
ABOUT NATURALNANO INC.
The primary business of NaturalNano (www.naturalnano.com) is
processing, developing and commercializing naturally occurring
nanomaterials. The company is developing state-of-the-art, proprietary
processes for extracting and separating nanotubes from halloysite
clay. The nanotubes are found in very large quantities in a unique
form of clay called halloysite, available from a mine operated by the
Atlas Mining Company (OTC BB: ALMI). NaturalNano has a collaboration
agreement with Atlas Mining Company. It is also engaging in business
alliances with other organizations to bring its nanotechnology
materials to market. The Company was incorporated in 2004 and is
privately held and privately funded.
For more information, please visit www.naturalnano.com.
Lisa Martin, 585-214-8005
Jennifer Gould, 212-843-8037