Self-healing paint has been with us on automobiles since Nissan released its "Scratch Guard Coat” in 2005. Scratch Guard is a highly elastic resin that self-heals fine scratches and is capable of restoring the vehicle’s paint surfaces overnight or up to a week’s time in more severe cases. Now Japan’s major Telco, NTT DoCoMo, has announced it will license Scratch Shield for use on mobile phones as a value-add feature for Japanese customers.
The self-healing paint, currently applied to certain Nissan and Infiniti vehicles worldwide, was developed in collaboration with University of Tokyo and Advanced Softmaterials Inc.
From Nissan licenses self-healing paint for mobile phones
Don't expect to see this substance on your own new phone anytime soon. It will take a while to reach these shores but, we are sure, will eventually be integrated as a value added feature in the not too far distant future.