MWC 2011: Nano-Coating Technology from P2i

Thursday 3rd March 2011 - 19:22

At Mobile World Congres in Barcelona we spoke to Dr Stephen Coulson, Chief Technical Officer at P2i, the world leader in liquid-repellent nano-coating technology.

The company announced at the show that Aridion, its nano-coating technology for consumer electronics, will soon be available to high-volume mobile handset manufacturers with the launch of the first high-capacity Aridion processing machine.

The Aridion 400 applies an invisible nanoscopic polymer layer to fully-assembled handsets using a special pulsed ionized gas (plasma), which is created at room temperature within a vacuum chamber. The plasma penetrates the phone – both internally and externally – dramatically lowering its surface energy, so that when liquids come into contact with it, they form beads and simply roll off. The result is a dramatic reduction in corrosion and electrochemical migration, even after shower, salt-fog and water submersion testing.

The machine can treat up to 1,000 phones in a single process run.

According to the company, in mobile phone testing, specifically shower conditions, Aridion treated devices have been proven to improve battery life and operate continuously, significantly out-performing untreated devices. The technology also reduces staining over longer periods of handling compared with untreated materials.

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