Organic dye recording film to reduce production cost of Blu-ray discs

Posted by Wolfgang Gruener

Pioneer and Mitsubishi said they have developed Blu-ray recordable discs (BD-R) with organic dye in the recording layer. According to the companies, organic dye BD-Rs will enable disc manufacturers to produce BD-R media on CD-R and DVD-R lines “with only minor adjustments”, paving the way for lower priced BD-R media.

So far, the organic dye technology has only been announced for single-layer discs; however, Pioneer and Mitsubishi said they are working to extend organic dye to BD-Rs with multiple layers as well. The companies did not say when organic dye BD-Rs could be put into mass production.