LC-based "Liquid Glass" dries as hard as sapphire to protect displays

April 28, 2017
Peach says that its "Liquid Glass" is the ultimate replacement for classic screen-protector films.

Peach (Zurich, Switzerland) says that its "Liquid Glass" is the replacement for classic screen-protector films. The liquid materialapplied with a clothforms an ultrahard nanocoating within a few minutes that protects any display or glass surface not only from scratches, but also reduces the visibility of fingerprints.

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The company says that unlike screen protector films that suffer from bubbles, glue residues, changed haptics, and negative effects on the display quality, Liquid Glass (a liquid crystal or LC-based technology) seals display surfaces with a nanothin, ultrahard, and highly transparent glass layer.

Peach says its Liquid Glass Screen Protector Kit contains all the necessary components and is very easy to use. After the display has been thoroughly cleaned with the prepared cleaning cloth, Liquid Glass is evenly applied to the display surface via a sealing cloth, which is also enclosed, and after a drying time of 10 minutes, is polished with the microfiber cloth supplied. After about 30 minutes the protective layer is so hard that the device can be used. The final hardening is completed after about 10 hours.

The result is an invisible, water-repellent seal with a hardness of 9H (according to the international Mohs scale which protects the display significantly against any kind of scratches, for example by metallic objects such as keys or coins. The scratch resistance 9H corresponds to the hardness of sapphire and is only surpassed by diamond on the 10-step hardness scale. The protective layer is also biostatic and reduces microbacterial growth by more than 99%. The visibility of fingerprints is also reduced by the lotus effect. The resistance of the protective layer, which has been demonstrated in practice tests, is 12 months or 200,000 wiping operations.

The Peach Liquid Glass Screen Protector Kit PA109 is now available.

SOURCE: Peach;

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Gail Overton | Senior Editor (2004-2020)

Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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