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Home > Press > NANOGATE AG: Nanogate AG starts NanoGuard(TM) marketing:

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Six-figure sales target for 2008 - Cooperation with Dow Corning goes ahead according to plan - Plus: initial pilot projects launched for application based on nanoplating technology.

NANOGATE AG: Nanogate AG starts NanoGuard(TM) marketing:

Saarbrücken, Germany | Posted on December 13th, 2007

Nanogate AG (ISIN DE000A0JKHC9) is starting
marketing as planned for its new NanoGuard(TM) product range. Surface sealing
and enhancement for buildings is aimed at housebuilders, construction
companies, construction chemicals manufacturers and suppliers along with
public sector clients and architects. Products marketed in the NanoGuard(TM)
line include some developed jointly with US cooperation partner Dow
Corning. For financial year 2008 Nanogate anticipates sales in the
six-figure euro range and plans principally to boost international
business. Nanogate has also announced the presentation of its first product
based on nanoplating technology to reduce friction, wear and tear
(tribology), thereby making possible a more efficient use of energy.

NanoGuard(TM) is a new surface treatment for use on buildings that provides,
for example, lasting protection from dirt and weather influences. With
water permeability reduced substantially on the weather side, damage from
frost, moss, algae and fungi can be prevented or reduced. In addition,
sealed surfaces are easier to clean, thereby reducing maintenance costs.
NanoGuard(TM) can be applied to concrete surfaces as in bridge and tunnel
construction and to natural stone and mineral rendering on exterior
surfaces. Compared with products from other manufacturers, NanoGuard(TM) is
also especially eco-friendly and provides an attractive price-performance
ratio.

Ralf Zastrau, CEO of Nanogate AG, says, 'the marketing launch confirms our
strategy of opening up additional market segments, especially international
ones, with innovative new products. Demand for new and eco-friendly surface
sealing products for buildings is already high.'

Pilot projects for nanoplating technology
Along with the buildings/interiors growth segment for which the NanoGuard(TM)
product family is developed and marketed, Nanogate has launched in the
automotive/mechanical engineering segment its first pilot projects for
applications based on the nanoplating technology platform. In automotive
and mechanical engineering applications, nanoplating ensures that gliding
ability is increased and friction minimised. By changing the application's
tribological properties its energy requirement can be reduced. 'Nanogate
anticipates a significant long-term increase in demand for technologies
that facilitate a more efficient use of energy and resources,' Zastrau
added.

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About Nanogate AG
Nanogate is a leading international enabler in the nanotechnology growth
market and so opens the gate to nanotechnology for its customers. The
Saarbrücken-based firm enables the programming and integration of
additional properties such as non-stick, anti-bacterial, anti-corrosive,
ultra-low friction. Nanogate thereby gains a competitive edge for its
customers by product refinement using chemical nanotechnology. Nanogate
covers a wide range of industries, functions and substrates already on the
basis of technology platforms. The company thus provides a decisive
interface for the commercialisation of chemical nanotechnology, bridges the
gap between raw materials and their industrial conversion into products and
concentrates as an enabler on one of the most attractive segments in the
industry. As a partner in innovation, Nanogate provides many services along
the value chain - from development and production of innovative
nanocomposites and nanostructured materials to powerful support for
innovation and product integration.

The Nanogate Group currently has 57 employees in all (as of 1 July 2007)
and since commencing operations in 1999 has been a pioneer in
nanotechnology. Nanogate is a high-growth company and has operated
profitably since financial year 2004. In financial year 2006 it boosted
consolidated sales by about 64% to around EUR7.84 million. Consolidated
earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) to IFRS increased by about 220%
to around EUR1.1 million in 2006. The company has first-class customer
references, such as ABB, BSH Bosch-Siemens Hausgeräte, Giesecke & Devrient,
Kärcher and Koenig & Bauer AG, and many years' experience of different
industries and applications. It has also entered into strategic cooperation
with US companies Dow Corning and Ceradyne/ESK Ceramics and Authentix and
with Giesecke & Devrient. The Group's consolidation entity includes
Nanogate Advanced Materials GmbH, which specialises in safety engineering
and optics and is a joint venture with the US Air Products group. Nanogate
also holds a stake in HOLMENKOL Sport-Technologies GmbH & Co. KG.

Disclaimer:
This publication constitutes neither an offer to sell nor an invitation to
buy securities. The shares in Nanogate AG (the 'Shares') may not be offered
or sold in the United States or to or for the account or benefit of 'U.S.
persons' (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities
Act of 1933, as amended (the 'Securities Act')). No offer or sale of
transferable securities is being made to the public outside Germany.'

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Contacts:
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equinet Communications AG
Tel.: +49 (0)69 5899-7302


Klaus Reuning (Business and trade press)
MPW FINANCE Public & Investor Relations GmbH
Tel. +49 (0)69 959 290-0


Nanogate AG
Gewerbepark Eschbergerweg
D-66121 Saarbrücken

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