Kodak: Plate manufacturing capacity added in the Americas
USA Kodak will be adding a new plate manufacturing line at its Columbus, GA., facility dedicated to producing Sonora process free plates. With this product, the plate processing step is removed completely, without sacrificing the quality or productivity of traditional mainstream processed plates. Furthermore, they enable printers to enjoy the environmental and economic benefits of a process-free plate.
The company claims that over 800 customers worldwide currently use Sonora plates. Currently, they are manufactured in Europe in Osterode, Germany, and Leeds, UK. The investment in a new high-speed manufacturing line in the Columbus facility complements the recently announced investment in Sonora plate capacity at Kodak’s Xiamen, China, plant.