As the recognized global leader in power technologies, ABB is conducting research in nanotechnologies. For instance, ABB is perfecting a nano-structured sliding bearing that works in MV and HV switchgear without oil, offering lower operating costs and less environmental impact.
CalciTech has developed a new and patented process for the upcycling of industrial waste lime into Synthetic Calcium Carbonate with the ability to to tailor make products in a wide range of crystal sizes, from nano-sized product (< 0.1micron) up to 20 micron.
Eulitha manufactures large-area periodic nanostructures with uniquely high resolution and quality. The resolution (half-pitch) of the structures is below 20 nm and the patterns are free of defects such as stitching errors found in e-beam made ones. Eulitha provides one-dimensional linear gratings and two-dimensional dot arrays or grids.
Global Surface specializes in surface technology. Main competences include: Polymeric coatings and nanocoatings; Self-assembled monolayers; Sol-gel coatings; Organic-inorganic composites and nanocomposites. The speciality of Global Surface AG is a novel patented method, which enables the coating of surfaces with thin and ultrathin layers down to 1 nanometer thickness.
Heptagon designs and sells diffractive optical elements. The company enables its customers to reduce the cost of ownership of their optical systems by applying micro- and nanotechnologies in a broad field of new and exisiting applications.
The company develops, produces and distributes 3D analysis instruments based on the Digital Holographic Microscopy (DHM) technology. With this technology, microscopes combine nanometric resolution, real-time and non-invasive three dimensional observation
NanoSys GmbH is active in the manufacture of nanoscaled chemical layers for all different substrates and functions, be it the improvement of corrosion resistance, hydrophobizity of pure and painted wood, hydrophobizity of sandstone, bricks and concrete, improving adhesion of paints to all sorts of plastics, easy to clean properties of surfaces, etc.