In the beginning ………..
Like lots of great new companies LiquidNano started life with a bunch of great friends deciding that there had to be a better way to do something.
It was early 2015, Nick (the English Guy), had just purchased a brand-new iPhone. Though Nick was determined to protect his new iPhone screen, he point blank refused to stick an ugly tempered glass screen protector on it, but there was a problem, he could not find any other alternative.
Shane (the Irish Guy) who on hearing of Nicks woes, confirmed that Nick was not alone in his dilemma. In fact, according to a survey by Squaretrade (the big insurance company) 48% of iPhone users surveyed did not want to add any form of secondary protection to their beautiful iPhones, because, “they like them just the way they are”.
So, Shane tells Anthony (the American Guy), who knows a lot about everything. Anthony (who also knows Nick) tells Shane that he had come across a technology called Silica Dioxide, and that maybe, just maybe, this could be the perfect solution – and so the LiquidNano journey began.
A potential solution
It turns out that Silica Dioxide is actually very useful stuff. It has been around in various forms for industrial use for over 30 years and is used as a flow agent in lots of everyday products. If you have ever used tooth paste or drank a beer then the chances are you have consumed Silica Dioxide.
Silica Dioxide or Si02 comes in many forms and one of those forms is something called Liquid Glass. Si02 is essentially microscopic particles of glass and Liquid Glass are those particles suspended in a liquid solution.
There are many types of Liquid Glass, each designed for a specific type of application. For LiquidNano to achieve a protective coating suitable for mobile device screens, it had to develop its own, a unique form of Liquid Glass screen protector that works at the Nano scale.
LiquidNano is born
After nearly a year of R&D, LiquidNano succeeded in developing its own unique Nano scale coating, specifically designed to bond to mobile device screens.
In April of 2016 the LiquidNano team launched its mobile screen protector in the US. Since then we have successfully launched the product in the UK, on mainland Europe and in South Africa. To date we have shipped over 100,000 units worldwide and our goal now is to ship 1 million units by Christmas.
Most important of all, despite all the ups and downs and the trials and tribulations of building a successful business, Nick, Shane and Anthony remain great friends.