?16x DVD recorders have just come on to the market, and media producers are now adapting manufacturing processes to meet the demand for this high-speed disc generation,? says Rolf Drewes, Global Head of Electronic Materials at Ciba Specialty Chemicals. ?The IRGAPHOR 1688 disc manufacturing process offers excellent latitude and is therefore easily adaptable to a wide range of manufacturing hardware.?
Ciba Specialty Chemicals is a leader in providing recordable media manufacturing solutions to the industry. Ciba IRGAPHOR Ultragreen MX established a new state of the art in CD-R manufacturing worldwide. Ciba has combined its strength in materials research and worldwide marketing reach with the media engineering and process expertise of Plasmon Data Systems, who provide customers with technical support in the application of Ciba?s recording materials.
IRGAPHOR 1688 was presented at the Replication Expo 2004 in Guangzhou, China.
Ciba Specialty Chemicals (SWX: CIBN, NYSE: CSB) is a leading global company dedicated to producing high-value effects for its customers? products. We strive to be the partner of choice for our customers, offering them innovative products and one-stop expert service. We create effects that improve the quality of life - adding performance, protection, color and strength to textiles, plastics, paper, automobiles, buildings, home and personal care products and much more. Ciba Specialty Chemicals is active in more than 120 countries around the world and is committed to be a leader in its chosen markets. In 2003, the Company generated sales of 6.6 billion Swiss francs and invested 281 million in R&D.