Nanophase notes new order

Nov. 13, 2006 — Nanophase Technologies, a Romeoville, Ill. -provider of nanomaterials and advanced nanoengineered products, announced receipt of a new order for polishing nanodispersions for an unnamed Asian customer. Nanophase said it believes the nanodispersions will be used for LCD screen polishing.

“As we have stated previously, we are extending our nanomaterials and nanomaterial dispersions developed for semiconductor chemical mechanical polishing and selling that technology into horizontal polishing markets,” said Ian Roberts, vice president for U.S. and international sales, in a prepared statement.

“This is a revenue area that grew in multiples during 2005 and represents diverse polishing markets that we are working to develop and expand. Our nanomaterial dispersions are used to polish wafer stepper lenses, EUV lithography optics, laser lenses, other critical glass polishing applications, and, now a new market application for Nanophase, LCD screen polishing as stated by our customer.”

Roberts said the company does not anticipate a material revenue impact from the new application in the near-term.

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