Being dubbed as the self-healing cover, the Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone case is creating headlines for its protective nature. The brand’s self-healing paint, developed back in 2005, had earlier been employed in Nissan and Infiniti offerings.
The Scratch Shield paint technology not only makes the case durable, but also endows it with the ability to mend fine scratches. The exterior coating has been designed from polyrotaxane which boasts of a chemical structure that reacts to bring back the original shape, in turn filling in any minor damage made to it.
Bob Laishley, Overseas Programme Director Business Development for Nissan in Europe, comments, “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 Scratch Shield has been integrated with a gel-like surface rather than a glossy one, for it proffers a better grip and long shelf life since it is more scratch-resistant when compared to painted exteriors. The case has been created with ABS plastic which is a high grade material deployed in the automotive industry, making it robust and further enhancing the protection provided to the Apple device.
The Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone case prototypes have apparently found their way into beta testing with a couple of customers and journalists selected by the company. If there is demand for this case, then Nissan will look at making it commercially available later in the year.