New Screen-Protecting Film Repairs Itself

Toray Advanced Film Co Ltd (mouthful!) has developed a new self-healing film that protect the glass screens on our phones, tablets and computers. The film can repair itself in just 10 seconds at room temperature, and while it won't withstand the incision of a knife, it is very durable against the dings and bangs incurred as we tote our gadgets around in everyday life.

The technology sounds great and Toray is already selling it as protection for some notebooks in Japan. But when will we see this "Self-cure Coat Film" on all of our gadgets? According to TechOn, "The company will mass-produce the film at a rate of several hundred thousand square meters per year." If the film works as well as the early reports suggest, it might not be too long before your smartphone gets an extra layer of protection. [TechOn via Engadget]


    InvisibleShield has been doing this for years now. It's not shiny though.

    ive use to use invisiblesheild but when u key it, though it wont damage your phone, the mark is still on the skin and wont go away, even after time. I've been using bodyguardz and it doesnt seem to do that, and IMO its stronger, doesnt turn orange over time and more durable unlike the invisiblesheild.

    Invisible shield is some of the worst crap I ever put on my phone

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