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.
Advanced Diamond Technologies (ADT) is a leader in developing and applying diamond for industrial, electronic, and medical applications. For the microscopy market, ADT makes NaDiaProbes™, AFM probes made entirely out of diamond, which last 100 times longer than SiN probes. NaDiaProbes are available in conductive diamond, dynamic and contact modes. ADT also sells UNCD Wafers, available as diamond-on-Silicon (DoSi) and diamond-on-oxide (DOI) wafers. UNCD Wafers are for MEMS development, nano imprint lithography applications and other wafers scales applications where the superior properties of diamond may be leveraged. ADT is a World Economic Forum 2007 Technology Pioneer, chosen for a 2007 Frost & Sullivan award and a winner of a 2008 R&D 100 Award.
Advanced Energy develops innovative power and control technologies that enable high-growth, plasma thin-film manufacturing processes worldwide, including semiconductors, flat panel displays, data storage products, solar cells, architectural glass, and other advanced product applications.
Advanced Nano-Coatings, Inc is a producer of high performance, VOC (volatile organic compounds), compliant epoxy coatings to protect wood, steel and concrete buildings and structures. ANC Multifunctional Coating is a high performance, 100% solid, multifunctional epoxy coating with many uses including the encapsulation of asbestos, marine applications, power generation, gas transmission, and wastewater treatment facilities.
Alchimer designs, develops, manufactures and markets specialty chemical formulations and wet processes for nanometric coatings for the mainstream manufacturing of integrated circuits in micro-electronic.
The company has developed its patented SilverSol Technology™ which works by catalytic action, not by chemical action and is used in the manufacture of nanosilver products and applications. ABL's product lines currently include dietary supplements, government approved hospital and home disinfectants and a new wound care product for animals.
Asahi Glass has developed a nanoscale film forming technology it is applying, among other things, to the manufacture of transparent conductive oxide (TCO) film for thin film silicon photovoltaic devices.
Develops and supplies software, hardware and measurement as well as optimization services, which have a relation to surface mechanics. The activities are especially focused on thin coatings in the range from some micrometers down to a few nanometers.
Applies nanotechnology across several product areas such as cosmetics where the companysupplies UV absorbers based on nanoparticulate zinc oxide and titanium dioxide; binders for facade coatings where inorganic nanoparticles are homogeneously incorporated into organic polymer particles of water-based dispersions; and plastics with nanoadditive which improves flowability during production.