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.
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.
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.