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 AG is a spin-off company of the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland. It specializes in the development of lithographic technologies for applications in photonics, optoelectronics, semiconductors and biotech. It manufactures and markets nano-patterned samples and templates using its own PHABLE™ tools and state-of-the-art e-beam lithography systems. PHABLE is the brand name of its proprietary photolithography platform, which includes exposure tools and wafer patterning services. The PHABLE-Technology is a breakthrough for low-cost production of sub-micron periodic structures over large-areas with a non-contact exposure system.
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.