International Corp. today announced that it has been included in
the newly created Merrill Lynch Nanotechnology Index that was released
yesterday. The index will be quoted on the American Stock Exchange under the
symbol "NNZ" but won't be available for direct investment.
Larry Washow, AMCOL president and chief executive officer said, "I am
pleased to see AMCOL included in the Merrill Lynch Nanotechnology Index. This
recognizes our commitment to develop new bentonite technologies. We have
spent several years building an intellectual property base for our
nanotechnology that today includes 41 patents. We are now focused on
commercialization of the technology and are confident in AMCOL's ability to
build our nanocomposite business for the future."
AMCOL International Corp. is a specialty minerals company that produces
and markets products for a wide range of industrial and consumer-related