Nissan’s amazing self healing paint for your iPhone 1

Nissan are developing a self-healing cover for iPhone. They used the same paint used upon what they use on their four by four’s, which is described as a self healing type of paint.

Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone case

Nissan have gone as far as creating a brand new case which has the nickname of being the “Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone case”. The production is being partnered with the University of Tokyo and Advanced Softmaterials Inc. The outer layer of the case uses flexible polyrotaxane in order to cover up the phones imperfections.

The benefits

The actual case is a unique one. The paint heals up blemishes throughout it’s sophisticated texture and structure.  Those tiny holes and gaps will be covered and healed. Scratches are said to be covered up in around 1 hour. The most severe of cases will take around 1 week to heal it has been estimated.

Models with the paint

The same technology is used upon worldwide famous models such as the Nissan Murano, the Nissan 370Z ad the X-Trail. Nissan’s luxury division, Infiniti, have a number of models using the same type of paint.

Bob Laishley

Bob Laishley, the Nissan Overseas Programme Director said that the new technology was a sign of the company exploring new avenues. He said “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 material of the case is built using ABS, which is a naturally stronger and more resilient material. It highly suits being that of a phone case according to Nissan, as it is more durable to typical scratches and is a lot easier to actually grip.

The cases will have a limited amount made, all of which are prototypes and not quite the finished product. Production will highly depend on the demand, as Nissan are prepared to release the cases for both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s. The price is sure to be high but it could prove to be a worthy purchase for many.