NaturalNano to Present at NanoEquity Europe 2005; President Michael Riedlinger to Outline Proprietary Technology and Markets for Naturally Occurring Nanotubes
Mr. Riedlinger will explore the potential for naturally occurring nanomaterials and the Company's proprietary capabilities and intellectual property, as well as its plans to be publicly traded in 2005 in both the United States and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
“The naturally formed nanotubes found in this unique clay do not require the infrastructure and investment ordinarily associated with fabricating other types of nanotubes. NaturalNano's separation techniques will allow a new form of nanotube with a broad range of proprietary applications”
Mr. Riedlinger will discuss commercial applications for halloysite nanotubes engineered by NaturalNano's scientists, including additives in polymers and plastics, electronic components, and cosmetics, absorbents and many others. NaturalNano is making samples available to prospective customers in these industries.
NaturalNano has rights to multiple 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 of the naturally occurring nanotubes. These include long-lasting release of cosmetics, materials, and additives.
The presentation will describe naturally occurring halloysite nanotubes, hollow tubes with high aspect ratios that are tens to hundreds of nanometers (billionths of a meter) in diameter. 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.
Extracted from clay mined at the Dragon Mine in Utah, operated by Atlas Mining (OTC: ALMI), the tubule-rich halloysite can be supplied in very large quantities. Earlier this year, NaturalNano purchased 500 tons of halloysite from Atlas, and will be setting up processing capabilities at the mine to produce nanotubes to customer requirements for specific applications.
"The naturally formed nanotubes found in this unique clay do not require the infrastructure and investment ordinarily associated with fabricating other types of nanotubes. NaturalNano's separation techniques will allow a new form of nanotube with a broad range of proprietary applications," stated Mr. Riedlinger.
ABOUT NANOEQUITY EUROPE 2005
NanoEquity Europe 2005, scheduled for June 13-14, 2005, is the first European nanotech investment forum in Frankfurt. Produced by Deutsche Borse, the conference aims to become a prominent event for issues related to the capital market and the acquisition of equity for companies for all areas of nano- and micro-technology. It will bring together academic experts and decision makers from companies and the capital market and transfer knowledge between all groups of participants. The conference will be held in German and English.
ABOUT NATURALNANO INC.
NaturalNano Inc. is an advanced materials company with unique, proprietary processes for the refinement of naturally occurring nanotubes and other materials that enable a range of advanced applications, from enhanced composites and other industrial products to cosmetics. We are a technology leader in the processing of nanotubes from halloysite clay, a source of naturally occurring nanotubes.
We possess broad intellectual property rights to multiple pending patents for a comprehensive range of processes, compositions, and derivatives of our nanomaterials. Our research and development teams have identified more than 200 novel applications for halloysite and other nanotubes. The applications include uses in cosmetics and personal care products, absorbent materials, electromagnetic interference shielding, specialty coatings, and material additives for industrial polymers, plastics and composites.
Our strategic partnership with Atlas Mines (OTC: ALMI), owner of one of the world's largest deposits of halloysite clay, provides us with an initial supply of 500 tons of processed halloysite nanotubes and a collaborative agreement for using our proprietary processes. This enables NaturalNano to deliver large quantities of our products to our strategic partners and customers.
For more information, please visit www.naturalnano.com.