David J. Arthur Joins NaturalNano’s Scientific Advisory Board
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NaturalNano, Inc. (OTCBB:NNAN) (FWB:N3N) (www.naturalnano.com), a materials science company, today announced the appointment of David J. Arthur to its Scientific Advisory Board.
“Dave's extensive experience in polymer science and commercialization of nanomaterials will be critical to our Pleximer product development plans in the coming year.”
David Arthur's consulting firm, Chasm, specializes in bridging the chasm between research and product commercialization, so is well-aligned with NaturalNano's plan to commercialize the Pleximer product by the end of 2007. Cathy Fleischer PhD, President and CTO of NaturalNano, stated, “Dave's extensive experience in polymer science and commercialization of nanomaterials will be critical to our Pleximer product development plans in the coming year."
Pleximer, which NaturalNano plans to offer commercially in fourth quarter 2007, is a turnkey nanocomposite additive enabling stronger, lighter materials for the $40 billion dollar polymer composite industry. Pleximer additives consist of halloysite clay nanotubes concentrated and mixed with various polymer materials using the Company’s proprietary process.
Mr. Arthur has more than 25 years experience commercializing products utilizing advanced materials, working at Rogers Corporation, AT Cross Company, TPI Composites, Helix Technology Corporation and Eikos, Inc. He is co-founder of Chasm Technologies, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in helping start-up companies commercialize nanotechnology. He is also CEO of SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc., a manufacturer of single wall carbon nanotubes. Mr. Arthur has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University, a MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, and an MBA from Northeastern University. He is a member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Materials Research Society, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, and Society for Information Display. Mr. Arthur is an inventor on more than 25 patents.
NaturalNano’s Scientific Advisory Board provides guidance in the planning and executing of the company’s scientific and commercialization strategies and in building its growing patent portfolio in order to establish and maintain a dominant position in the field of naturally occurring nanomaterials. The Board also advises NaturalNano’s management and technical teams on relevant nanotechnology research, development, validation, and evaluation in the global marketplace.
About NaturalNano, Inc.
NaturalNano, Inc. (OTCBB:NNAN) (FWB:N3N) is a nanomaterials company developing proprietary technologies and processes for providing novel properties for a wide range of applications. These include industrial polymers, plastics and composites; and additives to cosmetics, agricultural, and household products. NaturalNano holds over twenty issued or pending patents and proprietary know-how for extraction and separation processes, of halloysite and other nanotubes, in combination with other materials for a wide range of applications. For more information, please visit http://www.naturalnano.com.
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