Plastics News correspondent Roger Renstrom reported on these items from Media-Tech, held May 15-17 in Long Beach, Calif.
IRMA adapts identity to changing market
Aiming to bridge the transition between optical-disc and digital-download deliveries, the International Recording Media Association is changing its name to the Content Delivery and Storage Association, effective July 1.
IRMA plans to expand its programs to attract new members from the emerging digital content delivery marketplace.
Board Chairman Brian Wilson, said IRMA is doing what it ``has historically done whenever a new format emerges - bring everyone together in one place in an open forum to discuss, plan, and debate the many issues involved in the way that digital content delivery and storage will coexist with packaged media.''
After small-order trials from December through April in a Memphis, Tenn., distribution facility, Technicolor Home Entertainment Services is considering the purchase of a low-speed optical media packaging machine from Engineered Automation of Maine Inc. of Scarborough, Maine, according to EAM sales director Roland Wyman. List price for the Auto Pac Plus system is $67,700. ... Lenco PMC, based in Waverly, Neb., introduced an injection molded 27-millimeter-thick virgin polypropylene game box capable of securely holding eight discs on a PP Len-Loc center knob with an expandable rubber band. Lenco also exhibited colored game packages and multipack for multiples of discs up to 12. ... Injection molder Due Ci srl of Numana, Italy, showed its SlyderPak multidisc digi-tray with a thin rim allowing piled trays to interlock.