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Tuesday 15 April, 2008

Oxford Adv Surfaces

Joint Development Agreement

Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group PLC
15 April 2008

15 April 2008

Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group plc ('OASG' or the 'Group')

Joint Development Agreement with DuPont Advanced Fiber Systems

Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group plc, has entered into a Joint Development
Agreement ('JDA') with DuPont Advanced Fiber Systems.

The objective of the JDA is for OASG and DuPont Advanced Fiber Systems to
cooperate in the development of products and processes using OASG's Onto(R)
technology and with various DuPont technologies.

OASG will continue to scale up its laboratories and technical staff to better
serve its increasing customer base.  This JDA is a significant addition to the
company's existing portfolio, which is currently working on projects as diverse
as flat screen displays, printed circuit boards and detergents.

Marcelo Bravo, Chief Executive of Oxford Advances Surfaces Group, said:

'We are very excited to be working with a market leader such as DuPont Advanced
Fiber Systems in the development of new materials that will provide us with
excellent opportunities to implement Onto(R) and create value for our customers
through the delivery of new and innovative products to market.'

Dr. Warren F. Knoff, DuPont Fellow, DuPont Advanced Fiber Systems said:

'We are delighted to be working with Oxford Surfaces and Onto(R).  Through the
development and application of this technology to our products we hope to
deliver expanded offerings and services to our markets.'


Marcelo Bravo, CEO                                       +44 (0) 1865 854 807

Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group PLC


Jonathan Evans / David Galan                             +44 (0) 207 060 1760

Zimmerman Adams International Ltd

Notes to Editors

Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group plc

Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group plc develops and commercialises advanced
materials and technology solutions leveraging breakthrough surface modification

Onto(R) is a proprietary coating technology that exploits a reactive type of
molecule so that it can be conveniently and safely applied to a wide range of
materials allowing the rapid and convenient modification of the surface
properties.  This delivers permanent, dramatic and highly valuable changes to
surface functionality. The Onto(R) coating technology is a versatile, effective,
yet simple approach to deliver intelligent advanced materials.

Initial applications include tailored wetting properties, adhesion,
metallization and bio-activity in markets including electronics, advanced
composites and laminates, biomaterials and alternative energy technologies. The
company develops and commercialises advanced materials and technology solutions
across a range of markets including:

•  Electronics (PCB's, plastic electronics, electromechanical devices and flat 
   screen displays);

•  Industrial specialties (specialty fibres, textiles, laminates and 

•  Life sciences / health care markets (including sterile surfaces, separation 
   media and microarrays, biomedical materials), and;

•  Alternative energy technologies (photovoltaics, solid state lighting, fuel 


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