Self Repairing iPhone Glass

by on April 8th, 2011

Pocket Lint talks to John Aubrey about amazing new discovery – Pro-Fill SOA (Self-Optimising Adhesive), the self-repairing glass that can be used as mobile phone glass which will self repair itself if damaged. According to scientists at the company in Bedford, they have designed a new type of glass that, when broken or cracked, automatically fixes itself.

“For the last couple of years, particularly since interacting with fans on Twitter and Facebook, we’ve had countless requests to fix people’s cracked smartphone screens using the resin we use to mend vehicle windscreens and windows. Eventually, we realized we were potentially missing a trick, so started to work on a project under the radar to develop a revolutionary new glass which mends itself.”

“It doesn’t work if the screen is completely shattered, but for simple cracks it works like magic. The next stage is to actually get it into phones, tablets or maybe even windscreens and we plan a series of meetings with manufacturers to discuss the way forward.”

While this discovery was invented exclusively for April Fools day but who know? It would turn into reality in future. That was an April fool by autoglass.co.uk.


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