Nanophase Technologies Invited to Present at Particles 2005 Nanophase Notes New Customer Orders

    ROMEOVILLE, Ill., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nanophase Technologies
 (Nasdaq:   NANX), a technology leader in nanomaterials and nanoengineered
 products, noted that Dr. Richard Brotzman, Nanophase's Vice President of R&D,
 has been invited to present at the Particles 2005 conference August 13-16 in
 San Francisco.  Particles 2005 is an international conference examining the
 science, technology, and business aspects of particle surface modification in
 different application areas including: chemical and drug delivery, chemical
 and biochemical diagnostics, and nano encapsulation for stabilization,
 modification and controlled release.
     Dr. Brotzman will be discussing Nanophase's integrated platform of scaled
 nanotechnologies to enable commercial applications.  He plans to cover the
 Company's patented, patent-pending and proprietary nanomaterial technologies
 in nanoparticle manufacturing, nanoparticle surface treatments, and
 nanoparticle dispersion in both aqueous and solvent formats.  Nanophase
 believes that providing an optimal nanomaterial solution for an application
 increases the value of the Company's products and decreases the time-to-market
 for new product introductions.
     Nanophase also noted that it continues to obtain new customers and receive
 associated orders for its nanomaterial solutions, consistent with the
 Company's business development initiatives in several markets.  The Company
 recently obtained an order for a filtration application and orders from two
 new customers for Nanophase's line of optics polishing dispersions.
     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 22 United States 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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