ROMEOVILLE, Ill., Feb. 25, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 calendar 2010 on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. CST, 4:00 p.m. EST. The news release will be followed by the year end financial conference call on Thursday, March 10, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. CST, 11:00 a.m. EST. The Nanophase conference call, to be hosted by Jess Jankowski, the Company's President & CEO, is scheduled for March 10, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. CST, 11:00 a.m. EST. The conference call dial-in number for U.S. callers is 877-312-8776 and for international callers is 408-774-4007. The conference ID is 46855921. Please dial in to the conference at least five minutes before the call is scheduled to begin. The call may also be accessed through the company's website, at www.nanophase.com , by clicking on the link under News Center and Calendar of Events to listen to a webcast of the event. Date: March 10, 2011 Time: 10:00 AM CT Listen via Internet: Schedule this webcast into MS-Outlook calendar (click open when prompted): http://apps.shareholder.com/PNWOutlook/t.aspx?m=46586&k=6AAB22B0 Toll-free: 877-312-8776 International: 408-774-4007 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. 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 risks 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; the resolution of litigation in which the Company may become involved; and other factors described in the Company's Form 10-K filed March 30, 2010. 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.
CONTACT: Nanophase Technologies Corporation Nancy Baldwin (Investor Relations) 630-771-6708