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Author Topic: Is there a green solution to the vinyl record backlog?  (Read 769 times)


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Is there a green solution to the vinyl record backlog?
« on: August 21, 2022, 03:54:38 pm »

The backlog in the vinyl industry since the pandemic began means that artists and some music fans are having to wait around a year to receive their records.

Global demand for albums is at its highest in 30 years, while most factories are still using the same pressing methods deployed in the 1980s.

But a Dutch firm is offering, what it says is, a more sustainable - but more expensive - solution to the backlog.

And it is doing so without the material that gave vinyl its name.

Harm Theunisse, owner of Green Vinyl Records, in Eindhoven, believes it is the "new standard" for the industry.

His team has spent the past seven years developing a new large-scale pressing machine that uses up to 90% less energy than typical vinyl production, and which can be monitored in real time rather than retrospectively. ...
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