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    Kodak announces sale of China plant

    In the Rochester D&C today:

    Kodak announed the sale of the plant in China. It was constructed in 1990 and was the newest coating facility built in about 30 years.

    A small part of the plant will be retained by Kodak for manufacture of digital products including ink cartridges.

    In another report, the NYS Assembly is debating making the sale of tungsten lights illegal.

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    Who bought it? Do they intend to keep coating?

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    It was sold to a local Chinese development corporation. The entire article is probably on-line now Nick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post

    In another report, the NYS Assembly is debating making the sale of tungsten lights illegal.

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    Perhaps - but the NYS legislature is completely disfunctional and hasn't created any significant new policy for the state in decades. Don't hold your breath.

    Interestingly, I have made a commitment to compact fluorescents in high-consumption applications in our home because it makes financial sense. I've replaced most of the commonly used incandescents, but have been unable to find CFL replacements for a couple of critical applications. There's no point in outlawing current technology until a replacement has been found.

    Of course that challenges my own argument - it would be perfectly in keeping with their tradition of incompetence for the NYS legislature to create an impractical and unenforcable law.
    Last edited by Monophoto; 05-03-2007 at 11:28 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    The tungsten light issue is an interesting one. It's intended to push people to use compact fluorescent bulbs. But they have mercury in them, that will cause problems in time as people throw them away. As usual, we reel from problem to problem.

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    I use mostly fluorescents and have several local options for recycling, in which case the mercury is reclaimed and not put into landfill.

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    http://yahoo.reuters.com/news/articl...mktNews&rpc=44

    From the sound of that it seems Kodak just got itself into a lease back type sale. They've sold it but are renting it back.

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    Nick;

    They are just keeping a small portion of the plant.

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    Sounds like a good change. Perhaps a small move away from offshoring labor. Does this affect the Lucky Film arrangement at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee L View Post
    I use mostly fluorescents and have several local options for recycling, in which case the mercury is reclaimed and not put into landfill.

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    In NYC they go into the trash and onto barges for shipment to whatever states accept the city's waste for landfill. For every person who bothers to recycle, I am certain that a hundred more put them in the trash.

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