NaturalNano to Be Honored as 'First Nano Company Exploiting Naturally Formed Nanotubes' at Nanobusiness 2005; Applications for Nanotubes to Be Presented In 'Nano Firsts' Plenary Panel May 24 in New York City
Michael Riedlinger, NaturalNano President, will introduce the business community to the company's nanomaterials in the NanoBusiness 2005 "Nano Firsts" plenary panel on Tuesday, May 24 at 11:00 a.m.
“We are honored to be named the 'First Nano Company Exploiting Naturally Formed Nanotubes,'”
The presentation will focus on the characteristics and applications of naturally occurring halloysite nanotubes, hollow tubes with high aspect ratios that are tens to hundreds of nanometers (billionths of a meter) in diameter, with lengths typically ranging from about 500 nanometers to over 1.2 microns (millionths of a meter). Their 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.
Mr. Riedlinger will discuss the use of the halloysite nanotubes in composites, electronics, cosmetics, and many other applications.
"We are honored to be named the 'First Nano Company Exploiting Naturally Formed Nanotubes,'" said Mr. Riedlinger. "This conference represents a tremendous opportunity for us to introduce our proprietary technology for extracting and separating nanotubes from halloysite clay to a large audience of scientists, engineers, business leaders, and investors. We look forward to showcasing the various uses of the halloysite nanotubes and discussing the many applications for commercialization."
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 these industries.
The Company has rights to pending patents that cover processes, compositions, and derivatives. More than 200 different commercial applications have been identified. 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 NANOBUSINESS 2005
The NanoBusiness 2005 conference and exhibition is produced by the NanoBusiness Alliance, the world's leading nanotechnology trade association, in conjunction with Penton Media. The fourth annual NanoBusiness conference will be held May 23, 24, and 25, 2005 at the New York Marriott Financial Center hotel in New York City.
As nanotechnology's foremost business conference, NanoBusiness 2005 is intended for key stakeholders in the business of small technology, and will once again gather hundreds of scientists, engineers, business leaders and investors for three intensive days of seminars, presentations, keynotes and networking events. NanoBusiness 2005 is designed to provide the information required to move research and application development to commercialization, as well as to showcase the ongoing integration of small tech products into the global economy.
ABOUT NATURALNANO INC.
The primary business of NaturalNano 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.