Nanophase Co-Sponsors NanoCon International 2006

Sep 11, 2006, 01:00 ET from Nanophase Technologies

    ROMEOVILLE, Ill., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nanophase
 Technologies (Nasdaq:   NANX), a technology leader in nanomaterials and
 advanced nanoengineered products, announced that the Company was a Gold
 Sponsor for NanoCon International 2006 conference and exhibition in Las
 Vegas September 20-22. NanoCon International 2006 focuses on key business
 issues, partnership development and marketing strategies in diverse
 nanotechnologies and anticipates more than 700 leading nanotech executives
 and decision-makers from around the world.
     Joseph Cross, Nanophase's president & CEO, is a member of the Advisory
 Board for the event and will participate on an expert panel on September 20
 to discuss nanomaterials and current and emerging applications. Dr. Thomas
 Sawitowski, Manager of Nanotechnology for Altana Chemie/BYK Chemie,
 Nanophase's market partner for nanomaterial enabled coatings, plastics, and
 inks, plans to make a keynote address on September 20 entitled "Partnering
 for Market Leadership: Case Study for the Plastic and Coatings Market" that
 will feature joint product development based on Nanophase's unique platform
 of nanomaterials technologies.
     Nanophase Technologies Corporation (NANX), ,
 is a leader in nanomaterials technologies and provides nanoengineered
 solutions for multiple industrial product applications. Using a platform of
 patented and proprietary integrated nanomaterial technologies, the Company
 creates products with unique performance attributes from two ISO 9001:2000
 and ISO 14001 facilities. Nanophase delivers commercial quantity and
 quality nanoparticles, coated nanoparticles, and nanoparticle dispersions
 in a variety of media. The Company owns or licenses 19 United States and 43
 foreign patents and patent applications. Information about Nanophase may be
 found in the Company's public filings or on its website.
     This press release contains words such as "expects", "shall", "will",
 "believes" and similar expressions that are intended to identify forward-
 looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor Provisions of the
 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements in this
 announcement are made based on the Company's current beliefs, known events
 and circumstances at the time of publication, and as such, are subject in
 the future to unforeseen risks and uncertainties that could cause the
 Company's results of operations, performance and achievements to differ
 materially from current expectations expressed in, or implied by, these
 forward-looking statements. These risk and uncertainties include the
 following: a decision by a customer to cancel a purchase order or supply
 agreement in light of the Company's dependence on a limited number of key
 customers; uncertain demand for, and acceptance of, the Company's
 nanocrystalline materials; the Company's manufacturing capacity and product
 mix flexibility in light of customer demand; the Company's limited
 marketing experience; changes in development and distribution
 relationships; the impact of competitive products and technologies; the
 Company's dependence on patents and protection of proprietary information;
 the resolution of litigation in which the Company may become involved; and
 other risks described in the Company's Form 10Q filed August 8, 2006 and
 other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the
 Company's forward-looking statements could be affected by general industry
 and market conditions and growth rates. Except as required by federal
 securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise
 these forward-looking statements to reflect new events, uncertainties or
 other contingencies.

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