Nano-coating paves way for waterproof electronics

UK based technology start-up P2i has developed a liquid repellant nano-coating that it plans to incorporate into consumer electronics to make them waterproof.

The latest iteration of the company's 'Dunkable' nano-coating system was created in partnership with Siemens Industry.

Dunkable is essentially an ultra thin barrier coating designed to protect smartphones and other consumer electronic devices from immersion damage, without impacting the look, feel or functionality of them.

P2i has already had success with its Splash-proof nano-coating. Both the Splash-proof and Dunkable technology use pulsed-plasma enhanced deposition processing to permeate the coating throughout the device, attaching it to all surfaces.

As such, P2i has developed a range of bespoke machines designed to apply the coatings within a controlled, vacuumed environment.

John Hawkes, account development manager for Siemens Industry, said: "P2i is an example of the type of innovative UK company helping to strengthen the nation's manufacturing base.

"Not only has it developed an exciting technology solution sought by the vast mobile phone sector, it has commercialised the idea through its bespoke nano-coating application process to create and drive value."

Justin Cunningham

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