A Japanese film maker is literally taking gadget protection to the next level with an innovative self-repairing protective film. If you can’t keep your phone or other electronic device in your hands for long, Toray Advanced Film might just have developed the right ingenious solution for your clumsiness. Called the “Self-cure Coat Film,” the self repairing coat “heals” from scratches in less than ten seconds!
The touch screen industry has lots to celebrate with the launch of this product. Frequent falls and screen scratches have cost many users their valuable smartphones. The protective film automatically repairs itself in the event of a fall or scratch, keeping gadget visibility and finish as new as possible. Even after extensive use, the film does not crack or peel. The protective film features a layer of 125μm polyethylene terephthalate base and is developed using a wet coating method.
The Japanese company would however not reveal further details regarding the technology behind the ingenious innovation. Whatever makes the “Self-cure Coat Film” such a creative innovation remains a trade secret. In a test run, Toray scratched a Smartphone screen coated with the innovative film using a wire and watched it “heal” in less than ten seconds. To demonstrate how much abuse the film can take before wearing out, the company subjected a trial test to 20,000 scratches, but it just kept healing. Recently, Utah-based company, HzO, also developed a way to coat digital gadgets with a thin, waterproofing film.