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    Kodak Black and White Chemistry Made in Germany

    Hi Guys-

    I was recently in a Calumet photo to pick up some XTOL and I noticed that the Kodak Stop Bath and PhotoFlo were now in rectangular shaped long bottles that looked different than any Kodak bottles that I have seen before and were both marked Made in Germany. I believe have read here that Kodak chemistry is made by Champion Chemical now. Has something changed? I'm just curious.

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    I bought some Kodafix from Adorama last April and it was bottled the same as you describe and Made in Germany.

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    Champion was a large Kodak creditor in the bankruptcy. Either because Champion was unwilling to take further risk by continuing to be a Kodak supplier after the bankruptcy or because Kodak thought Champion might react that way, Kodak sought another photo chemistry supplier. Tetenal reportedly is now that supplier.

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    So does or is Tetenal going to make all of the chemistry? All of my powdered Kodak products are still Made in USA
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    yeah, now they can bring back the 5L E6 kit with separate bleach and fix as mother nature intended. Ok, not likely.
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    It was mentioned in other threads that Kodak is reducing its range of packaging for chemicals. Some sizes/volumes will be discontinued to reduce costs. Beware: it is possible that the remaining packagings contain other concentrations than you're used to of the same developer.

    I'm not sure, but if I remember correctly, Kodak used other conentrations in Europe and the USA as well.

    Just check before mixing & developing the "same" developer...
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    Thanks for the tip. I will keep an eye out. Like I mentioned, the powdered products have the same specs still as far as I have seen
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    I just received a 1 liter bottle of HC110 from Freestyle about a week ago and it does indeed say "Made in Germany." There's even a peel-up two page label on it which has MSDS-type info in multiple languages -- but not a hint of how to mix the stuff!

    The bottle says something about made for USA, and the Freestyle site implies it's what has been the norm for US product. I'm still finishing a previous stock and just got it for backup, but guess when I break it open a test on a piece of sheet film might be in order before committing any rolls of once in a lifetime shots.

    At least it's still around!

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    Yep, it's made by Tetenal which is probably the no.1 photo chemistry supplier in the world, being the manufacturer also of some Ilford chemistry.

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    Did Kodak make any kind of announcement about this?
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