Apollo/Transco Lacquers Fire

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Apollo/Transco Lacquers Fire

Post by circularvibes » 07 Feb 2020 16:03

https://www.analogplanet.com/content/ma ... uers-burns

This is a devastating loss for the analog world as there are only two companies worldwide that make lacquers for record production. I hope they can and will rebuild, and more importantly that no one was hurt or killed in the fire. I've seen one lacquer burn, I can't imagine the whole factory burning. Terrible for us and for the environment.

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Re: Apollo/Transco Lacquers Fire

Post by Tombo62 » 07 Feb 2020 17:45

Thanks for the heads up. This will have a profound effect on new record production in the very near future.

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Bad Fire at Vinyl/Lacquer Plant

Post by Lazarus Short » 07 Feb 2020 22:25

Looks like a threat to vinyl production worldwide:

https://pitchfork.com/news/devastating- ... 7L0iyW1Cgk

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Re: Bad Fire at Vinyl/Lacquer Plant

Post by circularvibes » 07 Feb 2020 22:43

Yes, just horrible. Thankfulkly no one was hurt, except maybe in the pocketbook or in the ears.

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Re: Apollo/Transco Lacquers Fire

Post by AsOriginallyRecorded » 08 Feb 2020 00:04

As indicated in the article, although a major hit to the current status of the industry, it must be assumed that other interests will now be encouraged to move forward with their business plans, virtually being guaranteed a certain level of success. Additionally, the cooperative actions of some players, as also mentioned in the Pitchfork article is encouraging that fairly immediate and appropriate measures are and will continue to be made to fulfill the needs of the still growing vinyl revival market. One must hope this comes to fruition. :( [-o<

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A major catastrophe for the vinyl-loving community

Post by scho2684 » 08 Feb 2020 17:21

As one out of only 2 companies that are manufacturing lacquers and besides that the ONLY company that manufacturing cutting styli (it seems), this seems a rather large problem for our beloved media... :(
No-one was injured, but that is also the only positive here...

Apollo Masters suffered catastrophic damage in a devastating fire

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Lacquer Plant Destroyed By Fire

Post by laffs4sale » 09 Feb 2020 22:53

Only two plants in the world supply lacquer to pressing plants. One of them just burned to the ground.

https://pitchfork.com/news/devastating- ... jFtzKxG2Kg

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Re: Apollo/Transco Lacquers Fire

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Re: Apollo/Transco Lacquers Fire

Post by philbrown » 10 Feb 2020 00:21

The coating is incredibly flammable. One of the fun things mastering engineers do is take the chip out to the parking lot and light it off.
What fun.
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Re: Apollo/Transco Lacquers Fire

Post by circularvibes » 10 Feb 2020 03:51

philbrown wrote:
10 Feb 2020 00:21
The coating is incredibly flammable. One of the fun things mastering engineers do is take the chip out to the parking lot and light it off.
What fun.
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Yeah but don't get it on your clothes or skin! It burns a long time and won't blow out!

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Vinyl plant burning

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Re: Apollo/Transco Lacquers Fire

Post by Vinylfreak86 » 11 Feb 2020 16:31

If anything else on new records is digital, then they could also invent something to go more directly into the production with modern technology. Like majority of new movies are also recorded digitally, but at the end printed on celulloid for archival purposes. It is not usual to produce things in the 21. century with the same technology as they were producing them in 1940`s.

Standard production of records is too slowly and too toxic for a 21. century. It will have to change to become more computerized and to work on demand...

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Re: Apollo/Transco Lacquers Fire

Post by backtotheblack » 12 Feb 2020 14:27

on a side note, what ever happened to "direct metal mastering"?

i have a sneaky suspicion that vinyl prices will now go through the roof as stocks run out due to pressing plants not keeping master stamps.

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Re: Apollo/Transco Lacquers Fire

Post by fscl » 12 Feb 2020 18:39

#-o

From the closest source with additional information:

https://www.desertsun.com/story/life/20 ... 692215002/

I take it the lacquer formulation is kind of like Coca Cola secret sauce...... :-k

Sounds like the biggest problem is Apollo's cutting head support..... :shock:

The Rolling Stone article speaks to DMM.

Record Store Day will not be the same. :(

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Re: Apollo/Transco Lacquers Fire

Post by poutrew » 15 Feb 2020 06:20

Well, if the future price of new vinyl hits 60 - 80 dollars US a year from now because of this fiasco, I'm betting it will be a good time to pick up some prime equipment at bargain basement prices as the record industry collapses, leaving only us old codgers who have the money to spend $20 or more on a used LP... unfortunately, I'm not joking . I can remember the 'oil embargo' of the late 70's, when the price of a gallon of gas went from 0.60 cents to almost 3 dollars... pleasure driving almost disappeared. :(

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