Phone cases and silicon covers could soon become redundant after the news that Nissan has partnered with Japan's largest phone network provider, NTT DoCoMo, in order to add a coat of Scratch Shield paint on to every new mobile.
The Scratch Shield technology is a self-healing layer of transparent resin. It has the ability to restore any scrapes or scratches to its surface automatically.
Nissan claims that the Scratch Shield is able to heal nicks and minor scrapes in just a few hours and that even more significant damage can be repaired if it is given a week or so.
The technology has been adapted to work in conjunction with mobile phones and in addition to its scratch-proofing properties it also adds strength and durability.
With every new mobile phone DoCoMo ships next year sporting the Scratch Shield coating, it is likely that those firms producing carry cases and protectors for mobile phones could struggle to make any money in Japan.
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