Fuji Photo Film U.S.Aannounced the development of a patented, organic dye that will eventually allow DVD-R recording capabilities at speeds spanning 1X to 16X. The dye coating will ultimately make it possible to record the equivalent of a full-length, two-hour movie in less than five minutes.
The new Fujifilm dye coating technology will not only provide the basis for media in future recording devices, but will also maintain backward compatibility with existing legacy DVD-R technology.
Additionally, Fujifilm displayed how this new dye coating can be used in the manufacture of a Blue-Violet LASER write-once optical disc, with recording capacity of 23.3 GB. The environmentally friendly organic substrate is well suited for mass production and is designed to utilize already existing spin-coating manufacturing technology.