Inside a DVD Manufacturing Plant

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Here is tour inside a DVD manufacturing plant in Kazakhstan. The images and text for this gallery has been sourced from English Russia.

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The process is fully automatic, the main engineer keeps an eye on it.

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Optical discs are made of polycarbonate that comes in large bags.

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Here they are – future DVDs.

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The granules first get into the drying machine.

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And then get heated till they become liquid mass.

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Which gets crammed into a press-form with a stamper inside.

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Stamper or matrix is a metal plate with precise information. This one is a movie which will be on a DVD in a while.

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Under the temperature of 250 degrees liquid polycarbonate gets shaped into a disc. And the info on the matrix gets imprinted on it.

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Workpieces with information get into a cooling machine.

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Then they get covered with reflecting surface so that laser ray could read the info.

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Half-finished production.

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Laser test rejected one copy out of 40.

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After one lot has been produced it gets painted.

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Room of temporary storage.

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Preparing the covers.

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Every DVD goes with a hologram.

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These women prepare DVD boxes with an unbelievable speed.

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Wrapping the boxes with cellophane film.

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From this distribution center DVDs are delivered to the stores over Kazakhstan.

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Checking the employees who have access to the intellectual property.

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The DVD arrives at the market.

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