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BTU International Receives Order for Nuclear Fuel Sintering System

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Sept. 17, 2009 — BTU International (Nasdaq: BTUI), a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, today announced that it has received a repeat order for a high-volume nuclear fuel sintering system.

The $3.4 million system, which uses BTU’s Walking Beam technology, was ordered by a long-standing customer and will be used in the manufacturing of uranium oxide fuel. The system will be shipping to the customer’s manufacturing facility in Europe in mid 2010.

BTU is the world’s leading provider of systems used for the sintering of nuclear fuel pellets. BTU’s Walking Beam furnace is a high temperature, thermal processing system designed for handling heavy loads under precisely controlled temperatures and gas atmospheres. Various system configurations are available to provide temperatures up to 1800 degrees Celsius and atmosphere capabilities ranging from oxidizing to fully reducing. The Walking Beam system includes a number of BTU’s proprietary technologies including variable density refractory components, eductor technology and the Walking Beam mechanism.

About BTU International

BTU International is a market-leading, global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment to the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets. BTU equipment is used in solar cell, nuclear fuel and fuel cell manufacturing as well as in the production of printed circuit board assemblies and semiconductor packaging. BTU has operations in North Billerica, MA and Shanghai, China with direct sales and service in the USA, Asia and Europe. Information about BTU International is available at

Company Contact:

Jan-Paul van Maaren
Vice President Marketing
BTU International, Inc.
Phone: (978) 667-4111

Agency Contact:

Bill Monigle
IR Counsel
For BTU International, Inc.
Phone: (941) 497-1622