ROMEOVILLE, Ill., May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nanophase Technologies (Nasdaq: NANX), a technology leader in nanomaterials and advanced nanoengineered products, announced that it is a Silver Sponsor for the Nano Science and Technology Institute's 2006 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show to be held May 7 - 11 in Boston, MA. Nanotech 2006 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 attended by large U.S. and international companies that have nanotechnology initiatives or an interest in nanotechnology-based products. Nanophase will have a significant presence at the conference and will be presenting four papers, demonstrating the variety of technology and applications in which the Company is active. Joseph Cross, Nanophase's president and CEO, and Dr. Ed Ludwig, vice president of Business Development, will be participating in the conference. Dr. Pat Murray, Director of R&D at Nanophase, will be making two presentations on 'Use of Nanocrystalline Ceria in EUV Lithography Optics Polishing', covering the advantages of nanoparticles in advanced semiconductor polishing applications, and 'Nanostructured Surface Treatment Enables the Combination of Nano-particulate ZnO and TiO2 with Acrylate-based Polymers in Cosmetic Formulations' in combination with BASF, which enables new cosmetically elegant suncare formulations. Dr. Roger Cayton, Senior Applications Scientist at Nanophase, will be presenting two papers on 'Nanoparticle Surface Treatments-Application Tailored Interfaces', which enables a wide range of commercial applications based on Nanophase's unique surface treatment technologies, and 'The Impact of Nanomaterials on UV- Protective Coatings' in combination with BYK Chemie demonstrating the advantages of nanomaterial-based coatings for industrial applications. Nanophase will be exhibiting its industry-leading integrated platform of commercial nanomaterial technologies in the Exhibition Hall on May 8 and 9 at booth 818 in combination with BYK Chemie, which will be demonstrating their line of NanoBYK nanomaterial-based additives, including recently launched new products. "Nanotech 2006 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," stated Dr. Ed Ludwig. "Because this conference has a strong focus on commercial products, it should present excellent opportunities to discuss new alliances and partnerships, as well as to reinforce the ones we already have." Nanophase Technologies Corporation (NANX), http://www.nanophase.com , 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 20 United States and 44 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 10K filed March 15, 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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