Nanotechnology treatment for vinyl records

The micro revolution might now be heading for vinyl, a material that’s barely changed since the ’40s. Last week at the Hi-End Audio Show in Taiwan, Japanese company Ulvac unveiled samples of records that are nano-coated in the chemical molybdenum.
Ulvac claims the new tech – which is commonly employed in the semiconductor industry – can be used to protect vinyl records from mold, scratches and static charges caused by handling. The updated material also has the potential to resolve poor heat conductivity in vinyl, which could mean the end of warping.


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