Nanophase Inc.

Nanophase develops, manufactures and sells an integrated family of nanomaterial technologies for use in a variety of markets including animal hygiene, automotive, electronics, exterior coatings, personal care, plastics, scratch resistant coatings, textiles, and Architectural windows. The company was founded in 1989.

Nanophase went public in 1997 and the common stock currently trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market. In the first quarter of 2011, the company reported a revenue of USD 2.8 million, a 39 % increase over the last quarter in 2010. The year end revenue of 2010 was USD 9.5 million. Its employee strength stood at 49 in 2010.

Company headquarters are located in Romeoville, Illinois which houses corporate offices, manufacturing, quality and research & 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.

Business line, products and service offerings:
The company specializes in nano engineered materials with focus on metal oxide nano materials such as :Aluminium oxide, Antimony tin oxide, Bismuth oxide, Cerium oxide, Iron oxide,  Zinc oxide. Properties of Infra Red Attentuation, Magnetism, scratch resistance, UV protection and X-ray attenuation are enforced in these materials.

The company focuses on products related to animal hygiene, automative, exterior coatings, personal care, scratch resistant coatings, architectural windows, electronics, graphics arts, plastics and textiles. BASF and Rohm & Haas are its biggest customers.

Strategic partners and alliances: BASF and Rohm & Haas are its marketing partners. It has also made a long term agreement with BASF. The other partners include Alfa Aesar and Atomworks. It is also a member of the NanoBusiness Alliance.

Top Management:

  1. CEO – Jess A. Jankowski
  2. CFO – Frank J. Cesario
  3. Chairman – Donald S. Perkins

Recent news:

  1. June 1, 2011: Nanophase started trading on the NASDAQ Capital market.
  2. May 9, 2011: Nanophase announced its 2010 annual financial results. It claimed that there was a 50% growth in revenue and experienced a strategic growth in targeted markets.
  3. November 1, 2010: Nanophase launched NanoArc® Aluminum oxide dispersions for UV-cured coatings.


1319 Marquette Dr
Romeoville, IL 60446,
Phone: 630-771-6700
Fax: 630-771-0825