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November 10, 2016 17:01 ET

Semblant MobileShield™ Smartphone Waterproofing Technology Named CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree in 3 Product Categories

Patented green-tech nanocoatings protect consumers and drive sustainability by enabling repair, recycling and reuse

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2016) - Semblant, the market leader in protective nanocoatings and liquid damage protection for electronic devices, today announced that its patented MobileShield™ smartphone waterproofing technology was named a multiple CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree during the CES Unveiled New York event. Semblant's technology was recognized in three product categories by a panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media: Tech For A Better World, Eco-Design & Sustainable Technologies, and Embedded Technologies.

MobileShield nanocoatings are a green, corrosion-resistant waterproofing solution, proven in ultra-high-volume manufacturing capacity, with over 1 million units/day currently in production. Semblant's approach offers multiple environmental advantages over other waterproofing technologies. For example, MobileShield nanocoatings do not use off-the-shelf chemicals or long-chain fluoropolymers that contain PFOA and PFOS, known toxicants and carcinogens that persist indefinitely in the environment.

Semblant's technology uses nontoxic precursor materials to create complex and unique nanopolymer shield layers that protect mobile devices against multiple elements, as well as protecting factories and factory workers, the environment and the consumer. The company is also committed to the environment by reducing waste. Its coatings allow for the reuse and repair of electronics; according to IBISWorld's 2015 Cell Phone Recycling market research report, recycling cell phones is a $742 million business in the United States alone.

"We are excited that our game-changing waterproofing technology continues to be awarded, and we are honored that CES -- the largest global consumer electronics association -- has provided the strongest acknowledgment that Semblant's technology continues to lead the way in this booming industry," said Simon McElrea, CEO of Semblant. "Our patented nanocoatings protect phones against water, dust and corrosion. We apply a simple, invisible, environmentally friendly nanocoating onto any electronic product surface at exceptionally high manufacturing volume. Our technology also advances the culture of sustainability, as Semblant-coated devices can be repaired, recycled and reused instead of being thrown away."

View YouTube videos of Semblant's MobileShield technology in action, protecting a smartphone against water ingress and resisting corrosion from nitric acid.

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the producer of CES 2017, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present, and how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace. Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting-edge tech products and services coming to market.

About Semblant

Semblant is the global leader in innovating and deploying protective nanomaterials in the electronics industry. The company's unique nanoshield nanotechnology solutions, backed by a broad range of fundamental patents, have been designed specifically to protect electronic devices from liquid ingress, corrosion and many other forms of damage. This saves the industry billions of dollars each year in return and repair costs. Semblant's nanocoatings are also environmentally friendly and release no hazardous materials in the manufacturing process. The company provides solutions to the mobile phone, wearable, enterprise computing, network infrastructure, medical device, automotive and space/military/aerospace markets, as well as the printed circuit board and semiconductor/semiconductor packaging industries. For more information, visit us at www.semblant.com.

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