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Home > Press > Sigma-Aldrich Signs Agreement With Nanocor, Inc. to Distribute Nanomer(R) Nanoclays

Abstract:
Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq:SIAL), a leading $1.8 billion Life Science and High Technology company, is
pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with Nanocor, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AMCOL International Corp. (NYSE: ACO), to distribute Nanomer(R) montmorillonite nanoclays globally. Potential uses of the Nanomer nanoclays include development of ultra-strong, flame retardant
and chemically resistant plastics.

Sigma-Aldrich Signs Agreement With Nanocor, Inc. to Distribute Nanomer(R) Nanoclays

St. Louis, MO | Posted on April 10th, 2007

Under the terms of the agreement, Sigma-Aldrich will market and
distribute research quantities (less than 1 kg) of six Nanomer(R) nanoclays
through the Sigma-Aldrich Materials Science initiative of its Research
Specialties business.

"We believe that the new nanoclays are an important extension to our
line of products. They complement our current selection of nanomaterials
and significantly expand the choice of materials that scientists and
engineers can use to develop cutting-edge technologies and applications,"
said Dr. Ilya Koltover, Product Manager, Sigma-Aldrich Materials Science.

Dr. Tie Lan, General Manager of the Nanocor, added: "The distribution
agreement is aimed to make our products available to many researchers
worldwide."

Nanocor, Inc. will continue to offer larger quantities of the Nanomer
clays through its global distribution network. Visit the Sigma-Aldrich Web
site to learn more about the Nanoclays and other nanomaterials.

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About Sigma-Aldrich
Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High
Technology company. Its biochemical and organic chemical products and kits
are used in scientific and genomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical
development, the diagnosis of disease and as key components in
pharmaceutical and other high technology manufacturing. The Company has
customers in life science companies, university and government
institutions, hospitals, and in industry. Over one million scientists and
technologists use its products. Sigma-Aldrich operates in 36 countries and
has 7,500 employees providing excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is
committed to Accelerating Customer Success through Leadership in Life
Science, High Technology and Service. For more information about
Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its award- winning Web site at
http://sigma-aldrich.com .
About Nanocor: Nanocor was formed in 1995 to capitalize on patented
technologies that disperse nanoscale particles of chemically modified clays
into plastic resins. Nanocor currently holds more than 40 patents on
nanocomposite technology. Nanocor is the leading nanoclay supplier to the
plastic industry. Nanocor's parent company, AMCOL International Corp.,
produces and markets specialty mineral products used for industrial,
environmental and consumer-related applications. The company operates in
three industry segments, minerals, environmental and transportation. The
company's web sites are http://www.amcol.com and http://www.nanocor.com .
Cautionary Statement: This release contains forward-looking statements
relating to future performance, goals, strategic actions and initiatives
and similar intentions and beliefs and other statements regarding the
Companies' expectations, goals, beliefs, intentions and the like, which
involve assumptions regarding the Companies' operations and conditions in
the markets the Companies serve. The Companies do not undertake any
obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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Contacts:
Sean Battles of Sigma-Aldrich
+1-314-286-7616

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