For the Just Too Cool file, this from FBN:
Nissan has announced the world’s first self-healing iPhone case, which the car manufacturer claims can quickly repair itself when scratched.
Developed by the car manufacturer in collaboration with University of Tokyo and Advanced Softmaterials Inc, the self-healing paint – dubbed Scratch Shield – was initially developed for Nissan and Infiniti cars but is now being used in the smartphone industry too.
Bob Laishley of Nissan said: “We like to think laterally by taking the great innovations we’ve got from an automotive point of view and looking at how they could be applied to improve everyday issues. The Scratch Shield iPhone case is a great example of us taking a Nissan automotive technology that has had a huge impact for our customers, and then shifting the boundaries to apply it to another everyday product.”
The paint is made from polyrotaxane, which means that when damage occurs to the coating the chemical structure reacts to change back to its original shape and fill the gap. Nissan does not say to what extent the reaction will work, but small scratches and blemishes could well be a thing of the past.
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