P2i works with OEMs to enhance devices by making them liquid resistant, providing waterproof protection, improving their reliability and enabling them to survive liquid exposure from everyday accidents. P2i’s range of coating solutions delivers up to IPX8 lifetime protection without the need for mechanical seals or gaskets.
More than 1,000 times thinner than a human hair, the P2i coating reduces the number of devices being scrapped or returned due to water ingress, thus keeping products in circulation for longer.
Commenting Ian Nolan, partner at Circularity Capital, said, “The scale of global e-waste defies comparison; every year we produce more weight in e-waste than the weight of 125,000 jumbo jets. And a significant proportion of these are needlessly wasted through water damage. Take smartphones for example; every day, more than 900,000 smartphones are damaged by water or other liquids. P2i enables manufacturers to solve this challenge by ‘designing-in’ waterproofing, repairability and longevity – a win-win for customers and the environment.”
“As a global leader in liquid repellent nanotechnology, P2i provides a simple and effective solution. Its pioneering range of nano-coatings offer class-leading protection against accidental water damage – from splash-proof barriers for high humidity environments, to fully IPX8-compliant heavy-duty waterproof coatings capable of outlasting the lifespan of the product.”
To date P2i has protected more than 700 million devices worldwide with its coatings. Key customers include leading manufacturers of automotive components, medical devices, drones, IoT technology and consumer electronics.
Chris Saunders, Executive Chairman at P2i, added, “Announcing this investment marks a significant milestone in our corporate journey. The agreement will not only prove pivotal in supporting our continued global growth, but will also further accelerate the development of additional product offerings."
Set up in 2015, Circularity Capital looks to support SME growth and innovation in the circular economy. In addition to P2i, the Circularity Capital portfolio includes product ownership disruptor Grover, sustainable packaging manufacturer PackBenefit, AI technology specialist Winnow Solutions, energy efficiency expert Green Home Systems and rPVB producer Shark Solutions.