Toray bringing self-repairing screen-protectors to market

Toray bringing self-repairing screen-protectors to market
Toray Advanced Film states that it is bringing some pretty futurist technology to market in the near future. It claims that it has developed a film that is able to repair itself in 10 seconds or less – Wolverine-style.

Toray currently manufactures the film for a small number of applications such as decorative films for laptops, but says it has established a volume production system for the product. The company says its intention is to obtain $24.3 million in sales in 2014.

The product has a self-repairing layer on the surface of the polyethylene terephthalate film. While Toray hasn’t revealed the details of how the layer is constructed, it has properties that allow it to repair scratches in 10 seconds or less at room temperatures. Unfortunately, if the film is damaged beyond that layer, say for example a knife cuts it; it is unable to repair itself. Toray has tested the durability of the film 20,000 times in succession, making a great solution to the wear and tear the average person’s tablet and phone sees.

The company plans to begin production at its Fukushima Office and exhibit the film at the 3rd Highly-Functional Film Technology Expo, which runs from April 11 through the 13 in Tokyo. We look forward to seeing a demo video of this film then and, hopefully if it works as promised, integration into our gadgets very soon.

Toray bringing self-repairing screen-protectors to market


source: TechOn

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10 Comments

1. denney

Posts: 98; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Self healing plastics. 20 year old technology, FUTURISTICALLY.

3. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

The optically clear and adhesive part took 20 years...

2. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Awesome!

4. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

The company has to make sure that the screen protectors aren't able to receive fingerprint grease and dust so easily.

5. Dameon

Posts: 32; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I would like to see this in action

6. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Fukushima? Good to hear their facility survived the devastation. (Could it be some gamma radiation that lead to this mutant regeneration ability?)

7. saket.shrivastava

Posts: 55; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

lol!!!!!!

8. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

It will stab you in your face everytime you try to push the buttons...self defense system)

9. sscott3548

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

the coolest thing about this is that there calling it Wolverine-style!!

10. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 959; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Wolverine-style self-repair. And if your phone falls into the toilet, it's destroyed.

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