Most of us hear the name “Nissan,” and think automobiles. The Japanese car company is responsible for some of the world’s most recognizable vehicles, including the Skyline and the popular 350Z.

But Nissan recently announced that it has plans for a new product that has nothing to do with cars. The company is launching a new line of self-healing, scratch-proof iPhone cases…

Dubbed the Nissan Scratch Shield, the iPhone case not only helps protect your handset from scratches, but it can also keep itself scratch-proof with a special self-healing paint finish. Nissan explains:

“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.”

The self-mending paint won’t repair deep scratches, like those made from a key. But it will keep the case looking like new for longer than other painted cases. In fact, Nissan’s already licensed the technology to other manufacturers.

The Scratch Shield case launched this weekend at a Dubai automotive event where Nissan handed out several units to journalists and attendees. And if the initial batch gets good feedback, the company plans on bringing the case to market later this year.

[TheNextWeb]

  • jose castro

    wtf why, it seems like crap to me

  • I would like it without nissan logo. 🙂

  • they should write a big NISSAN on it

  • Osama Tarabay

    Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan and Renault. a living genius. He revolutionized the profits for these two companies. Only good comes out of geniuses…

  • Wait… So do they use this in car paint?

  • Anonymous

    This case is pretty sick looking. But it has a Nissan logo on the back, which kinda bothers me a little bit… but maybe not to others. That’s just my thought though

  • FPSfreaks101

    I wounder if we scratch the Nissan logo, will it “Heal” itself?
    I know i just like the case by itself with no decal but cool idea.

  • T-1000

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a product launch for what didn’t work as exterior car paint. I guess many innovations occur from “Dang, didn’t work here but what if we…”

  • Anonymous

    Nissan doesn’t make a 350Z anymore it’s the 370Z now. SMH

  • Anonymous

    Nissan doesn’t make the 350Z anymore it’s the 370Z now! SMH

  • Anonymous

    The fact that they are using this on an iphone case is proof that it is garbage. If this technology were actually perfected, why wouldn’t they be marketing it to car manufacturers where the profit margin is much larger?

    Smells fishy to me.

  • Anonymous

    never cover up the “Apple”. Thats’s a no, no.

  • Damn that looks ugly with that fat Nissan crap on it, all do the case isn’t that badly shaped. But is won’t buy it. Maybe better idea for Nissan. Is to contact apple and work together on a iPhone that’s scratch proof without a cover. This way we could enjoy our iPhones like we should. Without all those crappy cases that make the phone thicker of bigger. Then we would have a solution I find usefull.

  • Anonymous

    350Z and Skyline. What about the GTR?