Samsung new 48x uses Plasmon material!

Samsung new color 48x CDRs made by Plasmon tech ! -

There is a joint venture of “Creation optical” by Intersonic S.A. -Greece with Samsung ,make in Greece these disks basic for export in EU .Price of 50 disks spindle is 17euro

Samsung’s ATIP

This Disc is designed for CD-RW/COMBO Drive Only.
Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Phthalocyanine
ATIP Lead-in = 97m 27s 18f
Norminal Capacity = 702.83MB (79m 59s 74f)
Disc Manufacturer maybe = Plasmon
SMART-BURN Speed Limit = 48X

Official notice of Joint-venture : (sorry is in Greek ,but you can read some Logo’s as Despec (group of Companies included Creation ,Intersonic etc) and Samsung …try to find it in English too …,49246,

Samsung production for 2003 estimated 72million CDRs…label as “made in EU”

Anyone know these are sold?
all i can find is the silver/silver unbranded Samsung 48x

Originally posted by Gary Kokkin
Samsung new color 48x CDRs made by Plasmon material ! -

New material ? Plasmon ? :confused: It used to be a media manufacturer.

Samsung’s ATIP

Disc Type, Material = CD-R, Phthalocyanine

Disc Manufacturer maybe = Plasmon

…but made in Greece by “Intersonic’s” factory ! (…so Plasmon sold material or Knowledge for this production …)

I live in a country near Greece (almost near heh heh) and I put my hands on some so-called Samsung 48X CD-Rs. The thing is, a Teac CD-W48E burns them at only 16X, a CD-W40E burns them only at 32X so it figures the media ain’t as good as it gets. Seems the Plasmon data Systems’ tradition will go on: a good (very good) media when writing at 16-24X, but High-Speed burning of these CDs may lead to poor quality CDs (not really unreadable data, but a lot of weak sectors).

So I guess this "Joint-Venture ":rolleyes: doesn’t lead anywhere further in CD-R manufacturing…

In my personal test using similar “Plasmon” material discs named
“SanyoDigital” 52x or “Creation” 24x - made in Greece (label as “made in EU”)- these disc are not reliable at all !
If stratch them you have some DATA losses but when burn audio cd they have enough reliability .Very strange… Also they are branded cheap media here .Spingle of 50 Cdrs for 14euro similar to some crap CMC media of different and unknown brands or some “That’s Write” brand ,or “Vivastar” etc - In all cases I was able burn in 48x even disc label not mentioned without scandisc errors ,but in poor quality in reliability as I wrote above…

Samsung new 48x CDRs made by Plasmon tech ! -

Also some LOT are also available as “made in Singapore” !
(color and classic discs)

  • BTW which company factory make discs there ?

Originally posted by Gary Kokkin
Samsung new 48x CDRs made by Plasmon tech ! -



Founded in 1987, Plasmon is an international business specializing in the design and manufacture of high-end removable data storage solutions and has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1996 (LSE: PLM). Worldwide, Plasmon has over 500 employees and annual sales revenues in excess of $100m. Plasmon’s world-wide headquarters are in Cambridge in the UK where the company develops and manufactures 12-inch optical disk products at its ISO-9001 certified facility and provides specialist technology consulting to the CD-R and DVD rewritable manufacturing industry. Storage management software and network attached storage products are also developed in the UK. European regional sales offices are located in Munich, Paris, Milan and Antwerp. Plasmon also manufactures optical disc masters in Caen in northern France. In Europe, contact Plasmon at: Whiting Way, Melbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 6EN; tel: +44 (0)1763 262963 fax: +44 (0)1763 264444 Internet: e-mail:

OK it’s CDR tech company…but the point is about reference of Samsung (or other) CDR companies (which use Plasmon tech) making medium quality products ,for maybe cost purposes…

I have a piece of Samsung 24x made in singapore. IIRC, the ATIP says Plasmon.

Verbatim CDRW discs are also made in singapore. Those have Mitsubishi ATIP.