ORLANDO - Nanostate-USA has released Flash Flood, an invisible nanotechnology coating designed to make smartphones and other electronics water resistant. More than a third of all smartphones are broken in their lifetime. Roughly 70% of those losses are due to accidental exposure to water. The coating is designed to protect electronics from that damage.

Flash Flood is a military-grade, waterproof, liquid nanotechnology coating that can be applied, at home, without the use of specialized equipment. When applied to the outside and ports of a smartphone, it can make the smartphone water resistant. It can also be applied to internal components, such as battery terminals and SIM cards, to provide additional protection.

The coating is invisible to the naked eye and does not interfere with charging, sound transmission or touchscreen sensitivity. It is UV and fingerprint resistant as well.

Nanostate is a UK-based manufacturer of multiple nanotechnology coatings. Steve Ashley, the engineer behind Nanostate products, had been working with stone and specialized in water-resistant coatings for stone floorings when he came up with the idea for Flash Flood. After dropping his phone in water, he thought that there must be a better to protect his phone by developing modified nanotechnology coatings. "My phone was dead. I had forever lost some irreplaceable family pictures, plus the cost of a new phone," said Ashley, the founder of Nanostate.