The recent shuttering of U.K. optical disc pressing plant Lynic Technology plc is having a knock-on effect.

A spokesperson for London-based Cooking Vinyl says the independent record label has experienced "a severe delay" on finished review copies of its Grant-Lee Phillips "Strangelet" release, due April 2, and a delay on upcoming Cowboy Junkies and Hayseed Dixie albums, both out April 9.

The label moved quickly to outsource pressing to a new plant, according to the Cooking Vinyl spokesperson, in light of Lynic's closure.

A representative for a British-based classical music specialist, which chose to remain anonymous, was also forced to hastily switch plants.

Established in 1988, Slough-based Lynic Technology plc until recently boasted of being one of Europe's most successful independent CD, DVD, packaging and fulfilment operations.

However, pressures from an "increasingly competitive market" and a number of "significant bad debts" contributed to the company entering into administration, according to a statement issued Feb. 9 by BDO Stoy Hayward. BDO Stoy Hayward is the U.K. member firm of international accountancy giant BDO International.

Lynic has ceased trading, resulting in the majority of its 140-odd staff being sacked, says BDO business restructuring partners Martha Thompson and Geoff Kinlan, who were appointed as joint administrators of the manufacturer.

A BDO spokesperson says the firm is still investigating the business affairs of Lynic, and an initial creditors report which should be available in the next few weeks.