Nanophase develops, manufactures and sells an integrated family of nanomaterial technologies. Nanophase produces engineered nanomaterial products for use in a variety of markets including Architectural Windows, Animal Hygiene, Automotive, Electronics, Exterior Coatings, Hard Surfaces, Personal Care, Plastics and Textiles. The Company was founded in 1989, went public in 1997 and the common stock currently trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol NANX. Company headquarters are located in Romeoville, Illinois which houses corporate offices, manufacturing, quality and research and development laboratories. The Company also has manufacturing operations in Burr Ridge, Illinois. Both facilities are certified under ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 standards. As a leader in the field of nanomaterials technologies, Nanophase has evolved from solely a producer of nanoparticles into an integrator of commercially scaled nanomaterial technologies focused on market and customer applications. The Company has the capabilities to make, coat and disperse nano metal oxides and offers customers a ‘solution’ approach for applications. The integrated family of nanomaterial technologies forms Nanophase’s core intellectual property and proprietary knowledge. Nanophase currently owns or licenses 18 United States patents and patent applications, and 48 foreign patents and patent applications.