NaturalNano Inc., a company whose
primary business is discovering, refining, and marketing naturally occurring
nanomaterials, announced today that Dr. Aaron Wagner, NaturalNano's Director
of Research and Development, will present at the 13th Foresight
Conference -- "Advancing Beneficial Nanotechnology: Focusing on the Cutting
Edge" on Tuesday, October 25, 2005, in San Francisco, Calif.
Dr. Wagner will participate in a panel discussion entitled "Nanotech for
Food Production and Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Agriculture." He
will specifically present NaturalNano's research concepts for agricultural
applications that leverage and benefit from naturally occurring halloysite
nanotubes' unique chemical and physical properties. Dr. Wagner will be joined
by panelists Norman Scott, Cornell University Dept. of Biological &
Environmental Engineering and Peter Singer, Director, University of Toronto
Joint Centre for Bioethics, in a panel discussion
NaturalNano has rights to multiple issued and pending patents that cover
processes, compositions, and derivatives for the nanotubes found in halloysite
clay. More than 200 commercial applications have been identified to date.
The Company is also developing proprietary, patent-pending extraction,
separation, and classification technologies to enable the production of more
uniform nanotubes to meet the higher standards required for advanced
applications of the 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 Utah's Dragon Mine operated by Atlas Mining
Company, the tubule-rich halloysite clay can be
supplied in very large quantities. NaturalNano has rights from Atlas and will
be establishing processing capabilities to produce nanotubes to customer
requirements for specific applications.