May 01, 2009


Romeoville, IL, - May 1, 2009 - Nanophase Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: NANX), a technology leader in nanomaterials and advanced nanoengineered products, today announced the Company will disseminate a financial news release for the first quarter of 2009 on May 8, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. CDT, 4:00 p.m. EDT. The news release will be followed by the quarter end financial conference call at 4:00 p.m. CDT, 5:00 p.m. EDT.


First Quarter 2009 Conference Call

The Nanophase conference call, to be hosted by Mr. Jess Jankowski, the Company’s President & CEO, is scheduled for May 8, 2009, at 4:00 p.m. CDT, 5:00 p.m. EDT. The conference call dial-in number for U.S. callers is 800-344-8034 and for international callers is 785-830-1990. The conference ID is 7NANOPHASE. Please dial in to the conference at least five minutes before the call is scheduled to begin.


The call may be accessed through the company’s website,, by clicking on the link under Investor Relations and Calendar of Events. If you are unable to attend, an audio replay will be available through May 15, 2009, by dialing either 800-688-7036 or 402-220-1346, or by logging onto the company’s website and following the above directions.


About Nanophase Technologies

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.


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, without limitation, 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; and the resolution of litigation in which the Company may become involved. 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 contingencie