June 23, 2009

Nanophase Technologies Corporation 

(Nasdaq: NANX - News), a technology leader in nanomaterials and advanced nanoengineered products, announces the launch of its redesigned website (www.nanophase.com).

"We have updated and redesigned our website to complement our new strategic direction," said David Nelson, Nanophase's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The new site provides customers with a better overall experience, particularly for matching their search parameters with the Nanophase product that will meet their needs. This is important because our customers serve many different markets and have very different needs. The new website helps customers easily understand our ready-to-use products, the performance benefits they provide and the applicable markets for each. It reflects the emphasis on our market driven, customer focused model."

A highlight of the content includes information regarding:

  • NanoArc® Zinc Oxide for UV protection in exterior coatings, personal care and plastics markets
  • NanoArc® Aluminum Oxide for scratch resistance in hard surfaces and plastics markets
  • NanoArc® Cerium Oxide for precision polishing in the electronics market
  • NanoArc® Antimony Tin Oxide for IR attenuation and conductivity in electronics, plastics and exterior coatings markets
  • NanoArc® Bismuth Oxide for x-ray attenuation in the plastics market

"Our website has always been an excellent source for customers to search and find the Nano metal oxide that will help them achieve superior product performance," added Nelson. "We have now successfully shifted the focus from what we make to what customers need. The change in our website allows us to strengthen our leadership position as the 'go to' company for innovative firms around the world. We encourage you to browse the new site."

About Nanophase Technologies

Nanophase Technologies Corporation (NANX), 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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