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Ferro and Nanofilm Form Partnership for Sales of Nano-Coatings into Glass and Ceramic Industries

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CLEVELAND, OH. Sept, 22, 2008 - Ferro Corporation and Nanofilm today announced that they have reached an agreement whereby Ferro will market Nanofilms unique range of nano-coatings to the global glass and ceramic markets.

This new relationship combines Ferros extensive sales network and leading performance materials supplier position in the glass and ceramic industries with Nanofilms technology platforms and experience in formulating thin films for a wide range of substrates and surfaces.

This is an excellent fit with our general business strategy to enhance the value we bring to our customers through technology and product innovation, said Michael J. Murry, Vice President, Ferro Inorganic Specialties. We believe our partnership with Nanofilm offers some exciting synergies and will benefit our application markets. We are pleased to be offering our customers an expanded product portfolio with Nanofilms cutting-edge technologies.

Scott Rickert, Nanofilms co-founder, President and CEO, added, Nanofilm is truly excited to be working with Ferro to bring nanotechnology solutions to their customers. We see tremendous growth opportunities created for us through Ferros global market leadership positions and look forward to a successful relationship.