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Home > Press > NaturalNano Announces Test Results Showing Superior Properties of Nylon PleximerTM on a Manufacturing Scale

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NaturalNano, Inc. (OTCBB: NNAN) (FWB: N3N) ( http://www.naturalnano.com ), a materials science company, today announced the results of manufacturing scale testing of Pleximer, which revealed superior dispersion of halloysite nanotubes at concentrations in excess of 30% in nylon. This high dispersion led to improved strength and modulus properties in the resulting nanocomposite without sacrificing the natural elongation of nylon. Pleximer, which NaturalNano plans to offer commercially in fourth quarter 2007, is a turn-key nanocomposite additive enabling stronger, lighter, and less expensive materials for the $40 billion dollar polymer composite industry.

NaturalNano Announces Test Results Showing Superior Properties of Nylon PleximerTM on a Manufacturing Scale

ROCHESTER, NY | Posted on February 8th, 2007

"Achieving excellent dispersion of a nanoclay at 30% loading or more is outstanding and unusual in nanocomposites," stated Cathy Fleischer, PhD, President and CTO of NaturalNano. "Dispersing the nanoclay evenly throughout the polymer system is the key to producing stronger, lighter composite materials." The highly concentrated nylon Pleximer product would be added to pure nylon in the final molding process by the manufacturer to obtain nanocomposite materials with the desired properties for a wide range of applications, including automotive, aerospace, sporting equipment, and electronics.

Equally exciting was the discovery that the enhanced mechanical properties seen in the laboratory were retained when Pleximer was processed in the manufacturing plant, where conditions are more demanding and less-easily controlled. The material's strength improved 20-40% with the addition of halloysite nanotube concentrations in the 5-10% range, while maintaining nylon's elongation characteristics. Further testing and validation of the physical properties of Pleximer will be continuing over the next several months. "Reproducing the same properties in a manufacturing plant as those that were obtained in the lab is a critical milestone in the development of any product," Dr. Fleischer said. "These excellent results will contribute significantly to the timing and success of our commercial product launch later this year."

Traditional layered nanoclays require extra processing and specialized equipment to separate the layers and disperse them throughout a polymer system. NaturalNano's halloysite nanotubes, utilizing the Company's proprietary, patent-pending formulation and processes, do not require an extra separation step, and can be run on standard equipment, enabling manufacturers to produce nanocomposites without additional capital investment.

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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.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and future performance of NaturalNano that involve risks and uncertainties that could materially affect actual results. This information is qualified in its entirety by cautionary statements and risk factors disclosure contained in certain of NaturalNano's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The most recent annual reports on Form 10-KSB and quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB filed by NaturalNano provide information about these factors, which may be revised or supplemented in future reports to the SEC on those forms or on Form 8-K. We caution investors not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or other such factors that affect the subject of these statements, except where expressly required by law.

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