Screen protector designed to stay clear by healing its own scratches

Thin viscuous film closes in over scratches, healing screen protector up to 20,000 times

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The film itself is 125 nanometers thick; the repair layer is "several tens of micrometers" thick.

Toray didn't say anything about cost, but did estimate it would be able to produce several hundred-thousand square meters of the stuff per year in its Fukushima factory.

In demonstrations earlier today Toray execs ran a video showing the film healing scratches from a wire brush. Toray didn't release the video, the Daily Mail pointed out, so the video could be independently verified.

This image shows the film on a black device after being wire-brushed.

Toray will demonstrate and formally announce the self-healing screen protector at a trade show in Tokyo this week (the Highly-functional Film Technology Expo April 11 to 13, 2012 in case you're in the neighborhood).

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Toray Advanced Film Co. Ltd.

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