Remember when LG announced G Flex with the “self-healing” back cover a few weeks back? Well here is a demo video, showing that feature in action.
A robot hand with a wire brush is scratching the regular and the G Flex plastic back covers. Applying 500g (1.1 lbs) of pressure, the scratches almost completely disappear after a few minutes. At 750g (1.65 lbs), it takes the scratches longer to vanish, but eventually they do. The G Flex even survives a 32kg (70.5 lbs) weight and returns to its original state. Impressive!
LG hasn’t revealed the secret behind this technology, but apparently it’s some sort of micro-encapsulation process. Manufacturers embed small pockets of resin or polymer in the material and when the surface is damaged, the substance fills in the gaps and solidifies. There are of course other possible technologies that might give the same result, we’ll just have to wait for any aditional info.
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