KAO Optical Products

KAO Optical Products

Profile:
The US Compact Disc manufacturing branch of KAO Infosystems Co. started its business after acquiring the Lancaster, PA plant American Helix in 1993. They expanded soon with another plant in Dublin, Ireland (KAO Ireland) and one in Fremont, CA within a year. They also manufactured audio cassettes.
The Lancaster, PA plant was bought back in 1996 by the original owner of the plant and renamed Echodata Media.

In late 1998 Zomax Optical Media, Inc. (Zomax Optical) acquired the business of Kao Infosystems Company (including the CD manufacturing plants in Fremont, CA and Arnprior, Canada) and Kao Infosystems Ireland, Ltd. (including the CD plant in Dublin and a diskette duplication facility in Langen, Germany) from Japanese parent company KAO Corp.

CDs pressed at the Lancaster plant feature Kao-American Helix in the matrix. If they do, please enter them there.
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Contact Info:
KAO Infosystems Company
Optical Products Division
1857 Colonial Village Lane
Lancaster PA 17601
USA

KAO Optical Products
800 Corporate Way
Fremont, CA 94539
USA
[l264196]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
8TOB1-7 For Life  album cover Michael John Poirier For Life(CD, Album) Peartree Productions 8TOB1-7 US 1995 Sell This Version
04596 Feet In Mud Again  album cover Geezer Lake Feet In Mud Again(CD, Album) D-Tox 04596 US 1993 Sell This Version
05064 Music Motion Potion  album cover Full Throttle (4) Music Motion Potion(CD, Album) B&B Records (3) 05064 US 1993 Sell This Version
05150 Klezmer 1993 New York City (The Tradition Continues On The Lower East Side)  album cover Various Klezmer 1993 New York City (The Tradition Continues On The Lower East Side)(CD, Comp) Knitting Factory Works 05150 US 1993 Sell This Version
05200 La Industria Del Poder  album cover Logos (3) La Industria Del Poder(CD, Album) DBN 05200 Argentina 1993 Sell This Version
005998 A Descent Into Hell  album cover Cianide A Descent Into Hell(CD, Album) Red Light Records (2) 005998 US 1994 Sell This Version
006955 Big Rooms  album cover Deep Space Network Big Rooms(CD, Album) Instinct Ambient 006955 US 1994 Sell This Version
011674-2 101 (Disc B)  album cover Depeche Mode 101 (Disc B)(CD, Album, RE) BEB Producciones, Polygram, ToCo Latino 011674-2 Argentina 1997 Sell This Version
19819-2 Conquers The World!  album cover Electric Frankenstein Conquers The World!(CD, Comp) Kado 19819-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
19826-2 Telemetry Of A Fallen Angel  album cover The Crüxshadows Telemetry Of A Fallen Angel(CD, Album) Nesak International 19826-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
60012-2 Nest  album cover Lir Nest(CD, Album) w.A.R.? What Are Records? Ltd. 60012-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
631 91 Obsess  album cover Insight 23 Obsess(CD, Album, Enh) Fifth Colvmn Records, Fifth Colvmn Records 631 91 US 1995 Sell This Version
63194 Incinerate  album cover Sphere Lazza Incinerate(CD, Album) Fifth Colvmn Records 63194 US 1995 Sell This Version
86401 L7  album cover L7 L7(CD, Album, RE, KAO) Epitaph, Epitaph 86401 US 1991 Sell This Version
86432-2 Smash  album cover Offspring* Smash(CD, Album) Epitaph 86432-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
86435-2 Punk In Drublic  album cover NOFX Punk In Drublic(CD, Album) Epitaph 86435-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
88359-2 Festival Of Fun  album cover Post Mortem (3) Festival Of Fun(CD, Album) Red Light Records (2) 88359-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
88368-2 Bleed For Us To Live  album cover Gutted Bleed For Us To Live(CD, Album) Red Light Records (2) 88368-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
88371P Regret / Family Values  album cover Skatenigs Regret / Family Values(CD, Single, Promo) Red Light Records (2) 88371P US 1994 Sell This Version
89802-2 Obedience Thru Suffering  album cover Crowbar (2) Obedience Thru Suffering(CD, Album) Grind Core 89802-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
300281 Morning Breath  album cover Bunjie Jambo Morning Breath(CD, Album) Sin Klub Entertainment 300281 US 1994 Sell This Version
300893 Dysfunctional Vision  album cover State Of Being Dysfunctional Vision(CD, Album) Reverse Image 300893 US 1995 Sell This Version
301076 Lost In Detroit: The New Urban Songwriters  album cover Various Lost In Detroit: The New Urban Songwriters(CD, Comp) Trampoline Records (2) 301076 US 1995 Sell This Version
9 46126-2 Good God's Urge  album cover Porno For Pyros Good God's Urge(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 46126-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
106531-02 Hermética  album cover Hermética Hermética(CD, Album, RE) Radio Tripoli 106531-02 Argentina 1991 Sell This Version
0-7845-0574-8 No World Order  album cover TR-I No World Order(CD-ROM) Electronic Arts 0-7845-0574-8 US 1995 Sell This Version
01934 11157-2 Forest  album cover George Winston Forest(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records, Dancing Cat Records 01934 11157-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
314 522 105-2 Storyteller  album cover Crystal Waters Storyteller(CD, Album, Club) Mercury 314 522 105-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
31454 0289 2 Woodstock 94  album cover Various Woodstock 94(2xCD, Comp) A&M Records, A&M Records, A&M Records 31454 0289 2 US 1994 Sell This Version
3984-14028-2 Magnetic Field Remixes + 10 Ton Pressure  album cover Chemlab Magnetic Field Remixes + 10 Ton Pressure(CD, Comp) Fifth Colvmn Records 3984-14028-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
9868-63181-2 Transmissions From Eville  album cover Acumen Transmissions From Eville(CD, Album, RE) Fifth Colvmn Records 9868-63181-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
9868-63182-2 >Tension Filter<  album cover haloblack >Tension Filter<(CD, Album) Fifth Colvmn Records, Fifth Colvmn Records 9868-63182-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
9868-63183-2 The Journey To Planet POD  album cover Perceptual Outer Dimensions The Journey To Planet POD(CD, Album) Fifth Colvmn Records 9868-63183-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
9868-63198-2 Cyber-Tec  album cover Cyber-Tec* Cyber-Tec(CD, Album) Fifth Colvmn Records 9868-63198-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
9868-63202-2 Zero To The Bone  album cover New Mind Zero To The Bone(CD, Album) Fifth Colvmn Records, Fifth Colvmn Records, Cyber-Tec Records 9868-63202-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
9868-63203-2 The Divine Invasion  album cover Electro Assassin The Divine Invasion(CD, Album) Fifth Colvmn Records 9868-63203-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
AA007309 None  album cover Meshuggah None(CD, EP) Nuclear Blast America AA007309 US 1994 Sell This Version
AL00090 Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls  album cover Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls - Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls(CD, Album, RE) Griffin Music AL00090 US 1995 Sell This Version
AL002296 My Brain Hurts  album cover Screeching Weasel My Brain Hurts(CD, Album, RP) Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records, Lookout! Records AL002296 US Unknown Sell This Version
AL002990 The Festival Tapes / Tellulive  album cover Various The Festival Tapes / Tellulive(CD, Comp) Flying Fish (2) AL002990 US Unknown Sell This Version
AL005788 Gestando A La Halibour  album cover Alfredo Casero Y Mex Urtizberea Alfredo Casero Y Mex Urtizberea - Gestando A La Halibour(CD, Album) La Anónima Lombardaphone Producciones, DBN, La Anónima Lombardaphone Producciones, DBN AL005788 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
AL005966 Welcome To Jamerica  album cover Ipso Facto (5) Welcome To Jamerica(CD, Album) Mouthpiece Records AL005966 US 1995 Sell This Version
AL005974 Sin & Tonic  album cover The Mono Men Sin & Tonic(CD, Album) Estrus Records AL005974 US 1994 Sell This Version
AL006800 Flying High  album cover The Irresistible Force Flying High(CD, Album) Instinct Records AL006800 US 1993 Sell This Version
AL006827 Pappo Sigue Vivo  album cover Pappo Pappo Sigue Vivo(CD, Album) DBN AL006827 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
AL0007234 Memphis En Vivo  album cover Memphis La Blusera Memphis En Vivo(CD, Album) Trípoli Discos, DBN AL0007234 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
AL007314 Punk-O-Rama  album cover Various Punk-O-Rama(CD, Comp) Epitaph AL007314 US 1994 Sell This Version
AL008346 T.S.B.  album cover Mono Men* T.S.B.(CD, Album) Estrus Records AL008346 US 1995 Sell This Version
AL0008476 Shine On  album cover The Mushroomhead Experience Shine On(CD, Album) Not On Label (The Mushroomhead Experience) AL0008476 US 1995 Sell This Version
AL0010108 Como Quien Mira Una Espera  album cover José Larralde Como Quien Mira Una Espera(CD, Album) DBN, DBN AL0010108 Argentina 1995 Sell This Version
AL0002296-03 My Brain Hurts  album cover Screeching Weasel My Brain Hurts (Album) AL0002296-03 US Unknown Sell This Version
AL002375-01 Where'd You Go?   album cover The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Where'd You Go? (CD, EP, RP, Red) Taang! Records, Taang! Records AL002375-01 US Unknown Sell This Version
AL003628-04 Golden Girl Mixes  album cover Madonna Golden Girl Mixes(CD, RE, RM, Unofficial) ON-USound AL003628-04 US Unknown Sell This Version
AL005671-05 Smash  album cover Offspring* Smash(CD, Album) Epitaph AL005671-05 US 1994 Sell This Version
AL006761-01 Casa Babylon  album cover Mano Negra Casa Babylon (Album) AL006761-01 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
AL006773-13 Release Your Mind  album cover Various Release Your Mind(CD, Comp) Release Entertainment AL006773-13 US 1995 Sell This Version
AL007033-09 This Is Acid Jazz  album cover Various This Is Acid Jazz(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Instinct Records AL007033-09 US 1994 Sell This Version
AL007149-01 Dale Aborigen  album cover Todos Tus Muertos Dale Aborigen(CD, Album) Del Cielito AL007149-01 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
AL007196-02 Air I + II  album cover Air (2) Air I + II(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + Comp, Mixed) FAX USA, Fax +49-69/450464 AL007196-02 US 1994 Sell This Version
AL007358-05 The Herb  album cover 9 Lazy 9 The Herb(CD, Comp) Shadow Records AL007358-05 US 1995 Sell This Version
AL7359-07 Hedfunk  album cover Hedfunk Hedfunk(CD, Album) Shadow Records AL7359-07 US 1995 Sell This Version
AL008008-04 En Vivo Estadio Obras 12/11/1994  album cover Hermética En Vivo Estadio Obras 12/11/1994(CD, Album) DBN AL008008-04 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
AL008260-02 Ziggy Stardust  album cover David Bowie Ziggy Stardust(CD, Single, P/Unofficial) Griffin Music AL008260-02 US 1995 Sell This Version
AL0008355-01 The Charlie Parker Collection Vol. 1  album cover Charlie Parker The Charlie Parker Collection Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Stash Budget AL0008355-01 US 1995 Sell This Version
AL0008546-01 Barfly  album cover Buck O Nine* Barfly (Album) AL0008546-01 US 1995 Sell This Version
AL0008830-04 Red Norvo's Fabulous Jam Session  album cover Red Norvo Septet* Red Norvo's Fabulous Jam Session(CD, RE) Stash Records AL0008830-04 US 1995 Sell This Version
AL0009762-01 Generacion Mutante  album cover Logos (3) Generacion Mutante(CD, Album) DBN AL0009762-01 Argentina 1995 Sell This Version
AMB:003-2 The Generation And Motion Of A Pulse  album cover Omicron The Generation And Motion Of A Pulse(CD, Album) Instinct Ambient AMB:003-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
AMB:004-2 Facil  album cover Facil Facil(CD, Album) Instinct Ambient AMB:004-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
AMB:006-2 Journey To The Sun  album cover Adham Shaikh Journey To The Sun(CD, Album) Instinct Ambient AMB:006-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
amb6002-2 World Receiver  album cover Tetsu Inoue World Receiver(CD, Album) Instinct Ambient amb6002-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
AP0011585-01 Luzbelito  album cover Patricio Rey Y Sus Redonditos De Ricota Luzbelito(CD, Album) Del Cielito AP0011585-01 Argentina 1996 Sell This Version
BFU-284619 Living Insanity  album cover Living Insanity Living Insanity(CD, Album) KAO Optical Products BFU-284619 US 1993 Sell This Version
BLOOD 018 Julia  album cover Julia (17) Julia(CD, Album) Bloodlink Records BLOOD 018 US 1994 Sell This Version
BLR 027 Wake Up!  album cover Bryan Koenig And The Standback Blues Band Bryan Koenig And The Standback Blues Band - Wake Up!(CD, Album) Blue Loon Records BLR 027 US 1995 Sell This Version
BMR-022 Gonna Rock Tonight  album cover R.J. Mischo Gonna Rock Tonight(CD, Album) Blue Loon Records, Blue Loon Records BMR-022 US 1994 Sell This Version
BOOT-7 Blood Drive  album cover A.T.S. (3) Blood Drive(CD, Album) Shimmy Disc BOOT-7 US 1994 Sell This Version
CD 232-2 New Age Girl  album cover Deadeye Dick New Age Girl(CD, EP) Ichiban Records CD 232-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
CD 653 Figure 88  album cover Kathleen Supové / Randall Woolf, Lukas Foss, David Lang, Marti Epstein, Frederic Rzewski Kathleen Supové / Randall Woolf, Lukas Foss, David Lang, Marti Epstein, Frederic Rzewski - Figure 88(CD, Album) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CD 653 US 1993 Sell This Version
CD# 03310 MTX Bass Zone  album cover Mickey Oliver MTX Bass Zone(CD, Ltd) Not On Label (MTX Audio Self-released) CD# 03310 US 1992 Sell This Version
CD# 04781 Digital Dejay Tools Volume Eight (8)  album cover Various Digital Dejay Tools Volume Eight (8)(CD, Comp, Promo) Worldwide International Music, Inc. CD# 04781 US Unknown Sell This Version
CD 4929 Goin' Back In The Times  album cover Homesick James Goin' Back In The Times(CD, Album) Earwig Music CD 4929 US 1994 Sell This Version
CD 4932 Sittin Here Wonderin  album cover Louisiana Red Sittin Here Wonderin(CD, Album) Earwig Music CD 4932 US 1995 Sell This Version
CD05595 More Together Again (In Concert) - Volume One  album cover Arlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger Arlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger - More Together Again (In Concert) - Volume One(CD, Album) Rising Son Records CD05595 US 1994 Sell This Version
CD05596 More Together Again (In Concert) - Volume Two  album cover Arlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger Arlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger - More Together Again (In Concert) - Volume Two(CD, Album) Rising Son Records CD05596 US 1994 Sell This Version
CD 50.013 Gulp.  album cover Patricio Rey Y Sus Redonditos De Ricota Gulp.(CD, Album) Del Cielito CD 50.013 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
CD 51255 Memphis En Vivo  album cover Memphis La Blusera Memphis En Vivo(CD, Album) DBN CD 51255 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
CD 51281 Amerika Perdida  album cover Mano Negra Amerika Perdida(CD, Comp) Virgin CD 51281 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
CD 51290 Verano 1994  album cover Various Verano 1994(CD, Comp) Oid Mortales Records CD 51290 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
CD05691-01 Unknown Road  album cover Pennywise Unknown Road(CD, Album) Epitaph CD05691-01 US 1993 Sell This Version
CD Pro 44 Supermerica  album cover Poole Supermerica(CD, Single, Promo) spinART Records CD Pro 44 US 1994 Sell This Version
COMD2054 ...Mairidh Gaol Is Ceol - The Gaelic Song Tradition Of Scotland  album cover Mac-Talla ...Mairidh Gaol Is Ceol - The Gaelic Song Tradition Of Scotland(CD, Album) Temple Records (2) COMD2054 UK 1994 Sell This Version
COMD 2059 John McCusker  album cover John McCusker John McCusker(CD, Album) Temple Records (2) COMD 2059 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
COMD2061 Threads  album cover Battlefield Band Threads(CD, Album) Temple Records (2) COMD2061 USA, Canada & UK 1995 Sell This Version
CTP059 John McCusker  album cover John McCusker John McCusker(Cass) Temple Records (2) CTP059 UK 1995 Sell This Version
DE-466 Renaissance Of The Resistance  album cover Kahil El'Zabar Ritual Trio* Renaissance Of The Resistance(CD, Album) Delmark Records DE-466 US 1994 Sell This Version
DE 469 La Tierra Del Fuego  album cover Roy Campbell La Tierra Del Fuego(CD, Album) Delmark Records DE 469 US 1994 Sell This Version
dei2064-2 Buy This Used Compact Disc  album cover Various Buy This Used Compact Disc(CD, Smplr) Dutch East India Trading, Dutch East India Trading dei2064-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
DK 102-2 Timeless Motion  album cover Daniel Kobialka Timeless Motion(CD, Album, RE, RM) LiSem Records, LiSem Records, LiSem Records DK 102-2 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
DPC1-1172 Saturn, You Turn Us On!  album cover Various Saturn, You Turn Us On!(CD, Comp, Smplr) Delco Electronics DPC1-1172 Unknown Sell This Version