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Posted: Jun 21, 2012
NaturalNano Key Patent for the Process to Use Halloysite Nanotubes for Nanocomposites Including Heat-Treated Clay and Polymer is Allowed by the USPTA
(Nanowerk News) NaturalNano, Inc. announced that the US Patent & Trademark Office has allowed the Company a patent which claims protection for the process for the use of Halloysite Nanotubes (HNT) in the creation of Nanocomposites including Heat-Treated Clay and Polymers.
NaturalNano's CEO James Wemett commented, "We continue our efforts to expand and protect the uses of HNT as we explore new commercial applications. The claims allowed for this patent will cover NNAN's processes for utilizing HNT in nanocomposites including heat treated clay and polymers. This is the second NNAN patent application that has had its claims allowed in the last 30 days and strengthens NNAN's position as the world leader in the industrial applications for Halloysite. We continue to aggressively explore opportunities to expand commercial uses and licensing opportunities for HNT."
NaturalNano, Inc. is a materials science company focused on developing and commercializing advanced nanocomposites. The Company is focused on additive technologies and processes, including its proprietary Pleximer that adds value to industrial polymers, plastics and composites. NaturalNano holds and/or licenses 20 patents and applications relating to Halloysite, as well as proprietary know-how for its extraction and separation processes, compositions, and derivatives. www.naturalnano.com