You know that car manufacturer from Japan that goes by the name of Nissan that is famous for making CARS? You know? That’s Good!
Well Nissan ‘the car maker’ has announced that they have developed a “Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone” cases that use a special paint technology to quickly mend themselves.
The Technology used in the case is the same pioneering self-healing paint finish that it developed in 2005 and is already in use on a number of Nissan and Infiniti models.
These cases are created by Nissan in collaboration with University of Tokyo and Advanced Softmaterials Inc., the case is crafted from ABS plastic making it highly flexible and appear gel-like rather than glossy to minimize scratches and provide an easier grip in the hand.
The outer ‘paint’ is made from polyrotaxane, which means that when damage occurs to the coating in the form of a fine scratch, the chemical structure is able to react to change back to its original shape and fill the gap – ‘healing’ the blemish.
These cases were launched at an AUTOMOTIVE event in Dubai, journalist were given a batch to test. Nissan says if the need arises they will go on for a full large scale production for general public later this year.
Nissan has already licensed its self-repairing paint technology to Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo, with the company using the Scratch Shield technology on its Style Series N-03B mobile phones
Nissan further added that the case will not be able to repair deeper cuts and scratches that go through the top layer, like a Scar. But still they would perform better than the generally painter cases and look new for longer periods.