Nanophase to Present at Stephens Nanotechnology Investors Conference

    ROMEOVILLE, Ill., March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nanophase
 Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq:   NANX), a technology leader in nanomaterials
 and nanoengineered products, announced that Joseph Cross, Nanophase's
 president & CEO, and Jess Jankowski, Nanophase's CFO, are scheduled to present
 at Stephens Inc. Nanotechnology Investors Conference, April 5-6, 2005, in
 Pasadena, California.  Stephens states that the conference is planned to
 include presentations and break-out sessions with approximately 35 leading
 companies in various nanotechnology fields.  Mr. Cross is scheduled to discuss
 Nanophase's technologies and market strategies as one of the leaders in
 nanomaterials.
     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 49 foreign patents and patent applications.  Information
 about Nanophase may be found in the Company's public filings or on its
 website. Other information on our website is not incorporated by reference
 into, and not be considered a part of, this press release.
     Stephens Inc. is a full service investment banking firm headquartered in
 Little Rock, Arkansas.  Founded in 1933, the firm serves a broad client base
 which includes corporations, state and local governments, financial
 institutions, institutional investors and individual investors throughout the
 United States and overseas. The firm is self-clearing and a member of the New
 York Stock Exchange. Stephens' services include investment banking, money
 management, wealth management, securities underwriting, equity research and
 general securities brokerage and trading.
     Today, Stephens maintains offices within Arkansas in Little Rock, Conway,
 Hot Springs and Fayetteville, and outside Arkansas in Atlanta, Austin, Baton
 Rouge, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Memphis, Nashville, New
 York City, Oklahoma City, Richmond, St. Petersburg, Washington, DC and London.
 For more information, please visit http://www.stephens.com .
 
     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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