Kodak adding plate manufacturing capacity in Ga.

Kodak said it will expand its Sonora process-free plate manufacturing capacity by adding a new line dedicated to the plates at its Columbus, Ga., facility.

The vendor cited growing customer demand for the plate, which is currently manufactured in Osterode, German ands Leeds, U.K.

“We see the shift toward Sonora plates growing to a very significant volume,” said Robert Price, general manager of Kodak’s Worldwide Plate Operations. “We need to manufacture Sonora plates in each region in order to deliver enough capacity to meet the demand.”

Kodak said it currently has more than 800 Sonora customers worldwide.