The December 11, 2007 edition of Market Wire is reporting NaturalNano has just received independent validation from a top undisclosed consumer product manufacturer for its extended release fragrance-loaded holloysite nanotubes.  NaturalNano exclusively licenses the technology from the Naval Research Laboratory, which allows hollow halloysite nanotubes to be filled with substances such as fragrances or antimicrobials for extended release over time.  Halloysite nanotubes are found naturally occurring in certain earth clays, and NaturalNano claims it is cheaper to mine/harvest halloysite tubes than it is to manufacture carbon nanotubes through traditional processes.  NaturalNano believes its new application has the potential to transform cosmetics, moisturizing creams, deodorants, laundry products, carpet and furniture cleaners, and automotive and cloth fabrics.