By Nick Gilbert
API, a Japanese company that employs nanotechnology to provide anti-fingerprint coating solutions to manufacturers of smart phones and tablets, has launched the first ever oleophobic anti-fingerprint do-it-yourself (DIY) coating kit labeled ‘Fussode COAT’ for users of tablets and smartphones.
This novel technology was at first developed for manufacturers of tablets and smartphones with many leading brands incorporating it for their products. The anti-fingerprinting coating technology of API has been extended for touch screen surfaces in the form of a DIY coating kit that is user-friendly.
Though use of screen protectors is common, they are difficult to install and are characterized by scratches, bubbles, bad anti-fingerprint performance, non-slip surface and loss of display crispness. The default coating that is provided by manufacturers wears off after two months, leaving no protection against fingerprints. Fussode COAT overcomes these challenges to produce a robust coating that is in fact of the same strength as that of manufacturer coating. The coating is available in the form of a liquid that can be applied easily by the user to form very thin films measuring 10 nm on the touch screen. The film adheres to the touch screen by means of covalent bonding.
Each coating lasts for at least three months and can extend up to six months. One bottle of Fussode COAT can serve three to four applications. The coating is available in two versions viz. the Fussode SmartPhone and Fussode TabletPC. Users can order the products from Amazon.