Splash-proof Nano-coating Technology by P2i – Protecting Electronic Devices from Everyday Water Damage

Topics Covered

Introduction
Overview of Splash-proof
Advantages of the splash-proof technology
Caste Study – P2i and Alcatel ONE TOUCH
About P2i

Introduction

Smartphones and tablets are really just beginning their integration into the consumer lifestyle. Looking at the speed of hardware development, miniaturisation and consumer adoption, we are at the cusp of a new era of consumer behaviour where the potential for the mobile industry appears limitless. And yet this new world can all come crashing down at the slightest touch of water, rain or humidity.

P2i has developed an invisible breakthrough technology which changes the surface properties of smartphones and tablets, protecting them from electrochemical migration and water damage brought on by everyday spills and splashes. As a commercially successful technology provider, the company introduced the first cost-effective protective nano-coating process for high-volume manufacturing in 2011, protecting devices for Motorola.

Overview of Splash-proof

The splash-proof nano-coating technology by P2i dramatically improves the reliability of electronic devices. Devices are coated using plasma enhanced vapour deposition ensuring superior liquid repellency as the hydrophobic layer bonds to every surface of the completed device in a single process - leaving no weak points to attract moistureand corrosion.

As the nano-coating is one thousand times thinner than a human hair, it does not affect the performance of finely tuned acoustic components nor the conductivity of electrical mechanisms. With equipment which can seamlessly integrate into existing manufacturing lines, P2i’s technology can be applied to all smartphones and tablets allowing EOM’s to ensure end-users can confidently go about their day without having to worry about accidental water damage.

Advantages of the splash-proof technology

P2i’s splash-proof technology is an excellent tool for original equipment manufacturers to protect devices against everyday splashes and spills:

  • Proven on tens of millions of devices
  • In production with major OEMs and brands
  • Extensive patent portfolio
  • Hundreds of nano-coating systems in operation
  • Validated as the only efficient, cost-effective solution for high-volume manufacturing
  • Protects every aspect of the device – both inside and outside
  • Production-ready protection against corrosion and water damage

For consumers, the benefits of splashproof technology are:

  • Protective: Amazing levels of liquid repellency to whole devices, so that liquids simply run off
  • Reliable: Transforms the reliability of electronic devices comprising delicate, costly components at high risk of liquid damage through corrosion
  • Durable: Physically bonded at a molecular level, so it lasts as long as the material it protects
  • Invisible: Invisibly improves the performance of electronic devices without affecting the product’s look or feel

Caste Study – P2i and Alcatel ONE TOUCH

Read more of this case study here: http://www.p2i.com/alcatel

“Understanding the role smartphones play in today’s society and the damaging effects liquids can have on their performance, Alcatel have teamed up with P2i to apply a splash-proof repellent coating to a number of ONE TOUCH devices.

The ultra-thin coating, which is applied within a vacuum chamber and molecularly bonded to the surface, permeates every aspect of the device, inside and out, ensuring total protection.”

About P2i

P2i is uniquely positioned to provide tailored, invisible functionality across a range of manufacturing requirements, through proven nano-coating solutions. With commercial expertise driving application across five market sectors and a commitment to global service and support, P2i delivers outstanding performance improvement and new market opportunities to a wide range of products.

P2i was established in 2004 to commercialize technologies developed by the UK Government’s Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL). Research and development have identified innovative applications equipment and processing methods, culminating in a growing patent portfolio extending to over 65 families. Ongoing acquisitions have provided valuable new technologies such as antimicrobial, super hydrophilic and protein resistance coatings - making P2i the global leader in invisible surface functionality.

In addition to headquarters in the United Kingdom, P2i has a technology centre in the United States and an applications centre in China. P2i's technology is indicated in the Electronics sector by either its splash-proof or Dunkable™ nano-coatings.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by P2i.

For more information on this source, please visit P2i.

Date Added: Aug 9, 2013 | Updated: Aug 12, 2013
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