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Pyral SAS is a manufacturer of magnetic recording media products, based in Avranches, France. As of 2015, it is a subsidiary of Mulann, a French company in the smartcard and ticketing industry.

In 1934, Pyral created a new type of transcription disc. Their innovation was to coat the aluminum disc with a layer of lacquer. These discs came to be known as lacquers or acetates.[1]

As of 2007, The company's primary product is perforated magnetic tape, used to record sound for movie productions.[2] They also produce magnetic inks and slurries used in the production of magnetic stripe cards.

Corporate history[edit]

Logo from around 1981
  • Pyral made the originals blank disks for the NASA Voyager spacecraft.
  • Pyral was originally based in Créteil, France, but moved to the Avranches location in 1985.
  • Prior to 2004, it was part of EMTEC, BASF,[3] and Rhône-Poulenc.
  • From 2004 until the acquisition by Mulann, it was an independent company.
  • In 2012, Pyral acquired RMGI, a maker of analog tape used for sound recording.
  • In 2015, after financial difficulties[4] integrating RMGI, Pyral was acquired by Mulann.


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