The materials and transformation program covers the technology areas of insulation systems — solid as well as liquid — and transformers.
The mission of the program is to provide a strong competence base in the technology areas and furnish our business partners with competitive solutions based on a thorough understanding of both the basic science and the applications.
The research topics in the materials area address all solid and liquid insulating systems, which form the backbone of many ABB products. Improving the outdoor capability, the mechanical strength and the lifetime of insulation materials will play a key role for the market success of ABB's power products.
In the transformer technology research area we cover both the transformer itself and the associated components such as bushings and tap changers.