Nanophase Cosponsors 2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference

    ROMEOVILLE, Ill., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nanophase Technologies
 Corporation (Nasdaq:   NANX), a technology leader in nanomaterials and
 nanoengineered products, announced that it is a Silver Sponsor for the Nano
 Science and Technology Institute's 2005 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade
 Show to be held May 8 -- 12 in Anaheim, California.  Nanotech 2005 is one of
 the nation's leading nanotechnology business conferences and trade shows
 specifically focused on commercially available nanoproducts, partnerships, and
 business strategies.  This conference is heavily attended by large companies
 that either have nanotechnology initiatives or an interest in such
 initiatives, including Toyota, Procter & Gamble, GE, Dow, DuPont and Motorola,
 as well as leading nanotechnology focused companies, such as Nanophase.
     Nanophase will have a significant presence at the conference and will be
 presenting five papers, demonstrating the variety of technology and
 applications in which Nanophase is active.  Dr. Patrick Murray, Senior
 Applications Scientist, will present "NanoArc(TM) -- A New Physical Vapor
 Synthesis Process", "Nanostructured Surface Treatments for Nano-Particulate
 Zinc Oxide in Cosmetic Formulations" and "The Emerging Role of Nanocrystalline
 Ceria in Microelectronic Polishing Applications."  Dr. Roger Cayton, Senior
 Applications Scientist, will present "The Impact of Nano-Materials on Coatings
 Technologies" and Mr. Joseph Cross, President and CEO, will present "Value
 Creation in Partnerships."
     Nanophase will also be displaying its platform of fully-scaled
 nanomaterial technologies and commercial capabilities in the Exhibition Hall
 on May 9, 10 and 11 at booth 514.  Current and potential customers and
 partners, representing a variety of industries and applications, are invited
 to visit the company's display.
     "NanoTech 2005 will be a gathering place of the who's who in
 nanotechnology, and Nanophase is once again pleased and excited to be a silver
 sponsor of the event," states Dr. Ed Ludwig, VP Business Development at
 Nanophase.  "Because this conference has a strong focus on commercial
 products, I believe it will present excellent opportunities to discuss new
 alliances and partnerships, as well as to reinforce the ones we already have."
 
     Nanophase Technologies (NANX), http://www.nanophase.com , 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 facilities.  Nanophase delivers commercial quantity and quality
 nanoparticles, coated nanoparticles, and nanoparticle dispersions in a variety
 of media.  The Company owns or licenses 24 United States patents and patent
 applications and 50 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 registration
 statement on Form 10K filed March 15, 2005 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.
 
 

SOURCE Nanophase Technologies Corporation

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