Nissan Designs Tough Protective 'Self-Healing' Case for iPhone

Recently, Nissan launched a "self healing" case specially designed for the iPhone which uses automotive industry technology. The company has already provided prototypes of the new case to journalists and some customers to test its abilities. And if things goes as planned, the case will hit the market by late 2012.

Nissan, in collaboration with the University of Tokyo and Advanced Softmaterials Inc., produced the Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone case that can repair its own scratches and other similar cosmetic flaws.

The case is made of ABS plastic that happens to be stronger than most plastics - it is highly used in the automotive industry. Further, it is coated with polyrotaxane made from Scratch Shield paint technology, reports Daily Tech.

Overseas Programme Director Business Development for Nissan in Europe, Bob Laishley, commented, "We like to think laterally by taking the great innovations we've got from the automotive point of view, and looking at how they could be applied to improve everyday issues."

About the technology used in the making the cases, the executive said Nissan is excited about all the possibilities this technology provides and they are passionate about those innovations which excite people.