Anton Paar TriTec develops a wide range of instruments which measure mechanical properties of surfaces by using the measurement techniques called scratch, indentation, and tribology. These technologies answer questions such as: Is a material hard or elastic? How well does a surface coating adhere to its substrate? And how resistant is a material to wear?
Why are we doing this and which applications are our instruments used for? Every day we all use objects which have been shaped by Anton Paar TriTec products during their development. For example, there is some Anton Paar TriTec in the screen of your smartphone. The glass panels have to be mounted and it has to be possible to replace them. The smartphone companies need glue, a very thin film of adhesive. This is where the bioindenter UNHT³ Bio comes into play. To ensure quality and understand the relationship between external conditions and the properties of these films, the producers use a nanoindentation technique. A very fine tip is brought in contact with the thin film and allows us to measure the adhesive forces, stiffness, and the rigidity of the film. Knowing the properties of the adhesive is necessary for the development of new and more stable films.
Anton Paar TriTec has strong links to the Neuchâtel region: The history of our company began in 1939 at the Swiss Laboratory of Watch Research in Neuchâtel, which was integrated into the CSEM, Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology, in the 1980s. It was spun out in 2002 and then called CSM Instruments. In 2013 we joined Anton Paar under the name Anton Paar TriTec SA. Our solid regional anchors and our Swiss-made products give us an excellent foundation for selling our instruments all over the world.
We are always looking for highly innovative people to join our team and grow with us!