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New Disc Prevents Scratching

5 Dec, 2005 By: Holly J. Wagner

Scratch-Less Disc Industries plans to offer an optical disc designed to eliminate scratching and scuffing in DVD +R, DVD-R, DVD+RW and DVD-RW formats in the first quarter of 2006.

The company's discs combine patented bumps and a glass-hard polymer coating to reduce the possibility of damage from scratches, according to the manufacturer.

Co-developed with General Electric, each disc has 20 small, patented bumps dubbed "Aero-Bumps" that elevate the disc to avoid surface contact, and a polymer coating. They are compatible with nearly all existing recording and playback equipment. The discs also feature the Easy-Up-Edge, a slanted/raised edge that lets the user easily pick up the disc from a flat surface.

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