SkyMedia Manufacturing factory photos

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#1

Some nice photos from SkyMedia’s factory in Yvonand (Swiss). The company does not exist anymore, it went bankrupt in september of 2006. These photos were taken by Matus Valter (reviewer of Slovakian magazine PC REVUE), thank you Matus for sending them to me :flower:
He had a chance to visit that factory in the autumn of 2004 when SkyMedia sold CD-R lines to Vietnam (at the time of the visit they were moving them from Yvonand’s facility) and just few months before SkyMedia stopped also DVD-R production.
Thanks again Matus for pics and info! :iagree:

Entrance to company

climatizing and cooling units made by Piovan

injection moulding machine Singulus Emould

cooling of stamped polycarbonate substrate

dye coating

dye coating cups

final in-line scanning of DVD media

one of the control monitors of Singulus Streamline DVDR manufacturing line


#2

bonding of both polycarbonate layers of DVDR media

DVD dye preparation lab

automatised packaging of optical media

manual DVD-R prewriters made by Interaxia

quality control department - CD Cats devices

quality control department - DVD Cats devices

quality control department - Quantized Systems PRO-DVD-R devices










#3

Dang, some of those spindles were huge! LOL


#4

Wow looks pretty thorough. Thanks for the pics.


#5

Nice pepst!


#6

[QUOTE=Robert De Niro;2087332]Dang, some of those spindles were huge! LOL[/QUOTE]

Look at these ones :stuck_out_tongue:




#7

I’d hate to see the mess if one of those dye coating lines broke :bigsmile:


#8

Post 6 looks like my closet. LOL.:bigsmile::bigsmile::wink:


#9

This is like media porn. I’m getting so excited just looking at the photos. :bigsmile:


#10

[QUOTE=negritude;2087578]This is like media porn. I’m getting so excited just looking at the photos. :bigsmile:[/QUOTE]

same here. And I feel kinda sad that it all went down the drain.


#11

[quote=Womi;2087733]same here. And I feel kinda sad that it all went down the drain.[/quote] Maybe it was all just PIE in the Sky? :stuck_out_tongue:


#12

Very interesting pepst.


#13

[QUOTE=negritude;2087578]This is like media porn. I’m getting so excited just looking at the photos. :bigsmile:[/QUOTE]
Me too :stuck_out_tongue:

[QUOTE=Womi;2087733]same here. And I feel kinda sad that it all went down the drain.[/QUOTE]
It’s sad that whole recordable optical media industry in Europe is almost dead now :frowning:

[QUOTE=cd pirate;2087334]Wow looks pretty thorough. Thanks for the pics.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Bob;2087341]Nice pepst![/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=vroom;2087747]Very interesting pepst.[/QUOTE]
Thanks guys. I will post similar pictures from Eximpo (CD-R and DVD-R manufacturer from Czech republic) and Must Technologies in the near future.


#14

[QUOTE=pepst;2087890]Me too :stuck_out_tongue:

It’s sad that whole recordable optical media industry in Europe is almost dead now :([/quote]
Not so said.
We still have:
MBIL (bought up Philips production) blu ray manufacturing.
Sony who makes mostly non recordables in austria. Because of profit margins but on occasions recordables.
Quite some technology supplying compannies.
FTI and MAM-A are operating because of european (Swiss) investments.

And lets face it most european manufacturers didn’t produce good media.


#15

[QUOTE=dakhaas;2088241][QUOTE=pepst;2087890]Me too :stuck_out_tongue:

It’s sad that whole recordable optical media industry in Europe is almost dead now :frowning: [/QUOTE]
Not so said.

We still have MBIL (bought up Philips production) blu ray plant.

Sony who makes mostly non recordables in austria. Because of profit margins but on occasions recordables.
FTI and MAM-A are operating because of european (Swiss) investments.
Quite some technology supplying compannies.

And lets face it most european manufacturers didn’t produce good media.[/QUOTE]
Yeah but OM&T BV/MBI is only a R&D company, not the real manufacturer. Sony makes a recordable media in a very small amounts, and MAM-A does not exist anymore.
The only important european companies in recordable media manufacturing industry are quality control equipment manufacturers (AudioDev, DaTarius, etc), Ciba (dye manufacturer) and manufacturers or CD-R/DVDR lines and other manufacturing equipment (Singulus, Tapematic, Netstal, etc.).
The only manufacturer of recordable media in Europe now is UEP/Mirex, which is still making CD-Rs in Russia.
Other companies (SkyMedia Manufacturing, OMP S.A., Condor SL, CSI, MAM-E, Digital Disc Dessau, Euro Digital Disc, CDA, 3A Media, CD VIDEO S.A., Trendes, Eximpo, Boca, Digital Valley, MediaSys, etc) either do not exist or do not produce recordable media anymore.
And I know that the quality of most media made in Europe was very bad, but still… :sad:


#16

And TDK Luxembourg is R.I.P. now, too :smiley:


#17

what about MAM-E in France ?

are they dead too ?


#18

[QUOTE=leeperry;2088323]what about MAM-E in France ?

are they dead too ?[/QUOTE]

yes :bigsmile:


#19

strange…I used to be in contact with them quite a lot.

and all of a sudden…phew, history.

any link about that ?! how do u know for sure ?

they made crappy media anyway :smiley:

just like VIVASTAR, I bitched at them coz they sold me crappy 2X DVD-R.

they sent me replacement discs, that turned up unreadable 2 months later.

in the meantime they went bankrupt.

MAM-E also gave me MBI replacement discs for crappy MCI4XG01 bought a few years earlier…ever seen 200 PIE levels all along the discs ? :smiley:


#20

Interesting post, leeperry. May I ask you through PM some questions about your experience with Vivastar?

MAM-E: http://www.opticaldisc-systems.com/May-June2006/europemarket-40.htm