NaturalNano President to Discuss New R&D Program and Industrial / Commercial Opportunities for Naturally Occurring Nanotubes
ROCHESTER, N.Y. 11/08/2005 05:00 AM GMT (TransWorldNews)
NaturalNano Inc., a company whose primary business is discovering, refining, and marketing naturally occurring nanomaterials, announced today that President Michael Riedlinger is scheduled to present at the NASA Tech Briefs Nano 2005 Conference on Thursday, November 10, 2005, at 3:45 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Newton in Boston, Mass.
Riedlinger will discuss the future direction in composites and examples of NaturalNano’s leading edge developments including naturally formed aluminosilicate nanotubes and how they may further extend and enhance the performance characteristics of nanocomposite materials for use in a wide range of aerospace applications. Recently discovered inorganic nanotubes can be used to provide increased strength and heat resistance in polymers used as components of nanocomposites. In addition, filling the inner lumen of the tube with various materials can produce new material capabilities such as lightweight RF shielding materials.
Riedlinger will also discuss the Company's business plans including current research and development, proprietary capabilities, and intellectual property. NaturalNano has rights to multiple issued and pending patents that cover processes, compositions, and derivatives for nanotubes found in halloysite clay. More than 200 commercial applications for halloysite nanotubes have been identified to date. 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 applications include precise, controlled, and extended release of application-specific additives for use with cosmetics, polymers and plastics and other areas.
Extracted from clay mined at the Dragon Mine in Utah, operated by Atlas Mining Company (OTCBB: 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 NASA TECH BRIEFS NANO 2005 CONFERENCE
The NASA Tech Briefs 2005 Conference will feature the Nano 50T Awards including the top inventions, products, and innovators transforming the commercial market and showcasing the latest nanoscale engineering breakthroughs in aerospace, communications and electronics, bio/medicine, power and energy, defense and security, and environmental technology.
www.techbriefs.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 (OTCBB: 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
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