Japanese automobile giant Nissan has announced that it is to introduce a new line of “self-healing” iPhone case entitled Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone Case.

The Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone case features the brand’s pioneering self-healing paint finish, a world first in paint technology developed in 2005 by Nissan in collaboration with the University of Tokyo and Advanced Softmaterials Inc. It is made from light weight ABS plastic that is already being used on a number of Nissan cars.

The company claims that the highly flexible and elastic properties of Scratch Shield paint technology allows fine scratches to quickly mend themselves. Moreover its tactile glossy surface is more scratch-resistant and it is easier-to-grip than normal glossy phone surfaces. It is compatible with Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 4 S.

The prototype of the iPhone case is currently being BETA tested. The company has given an initial batch of cases to journalists and customers. It has plans to start selling the case later this year if the demand is strong.

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