Smart Interfacial Measurement Solutions for Wettability and Adhesion
Attension offers leading contact angle and surface tension solutions[link to products] for industrial quality control and R&D as well as for academic research. The core of Attension solutions is a combination of easy-to-use, smart instrumentation with broad surface science capabilities.
Attension measurement solutions are widely used in the chemical, pharmaceutical, electronics, food, energy, paper and packing industries. They are used in improving for example adhesion[link], wettability[link] and cleanliness[link] of surfaces.
Surface properties are defined for example through contact angle, surface free energy, interfacial tension [link] and surface roughness. The studied materials include coatings, surfactants, polymers, metals, wafers and ceramics.
What Our Customers Are Saying
Our tensiometers are used at MIT to study contact angles and interfacial energy. A researcher at MIT commented, “The reproducibility of the measurements acquired is excellent even with the lowest surface energy values and the tensiometers are quite flexible with regards to sample size. The software is also very useful and the customer support for the products is excellent.”
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is a United States governmental agency established in 1958 to look after the nation’s public space program.
A customer from NASA said he “has enjoyed working with the Attension team as well as the Attension products during novel research projects.”
Aalto University is a top Finnish university combining science, technology and arts into a collaborative environment for both scientific communities and companies.
Our contact angle meters and tensiometers have been used there in research for decades—just as our customer says: “We have been working with you from the very beginning and look forward to continuing our collaboration within the latest scientific research now and in the future.”
Nanjing University was founded in 1902 and it is one of the key universities in China.
Nanjing University measures contact angle, advancing and receding angles and surface tension of liquids with an Attension contact angle meter to characterize superhydrophobic surfaces. The Attension optical tensiometer is considered as “user friendly and easy to operate equipment with the right technology for the most demanding research.”
RIKEN is a Japanese research institute established in 1917. Its research areas include physics, chemistry, biology, medical science, engineering and computational science.
“We wanted the most accurate force tensiometer on the market for our research on surface tension. Our in-depth testing of the Attension force tensiometer convinced us: it is the one.”
VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland) is using a contact angle meter to study wetting properties of materials and dilatational rheology for surface viscoelastic properties. “The tensiometer benefits its users by ensuring easy in-house surface chemistry studies and providing information on surface properties of various materials ranging from solids to liquids.”
According to a customer at VTT, “working with Attension has been very straightforward and easy. We have been served with excellent knowledge and understanding on the equipment and experiments. People have always been kind and service fast. The collaboration with Attension has been beneficial for our research.”