Carestream coats it. Since Onyx acquired the Kodak employees and the Kodak 72" wide coating facility in Colorado, the xray film is probably still coated by the same former Kodak employees on the same equipment they used when Kodak owned it. Actually, Kodak leases the coater in Colorado from Carestream to coat wide rolls of RA4 paper. See this post by PE.
Originally Posted by desertrat
Also, back in 2008, Carestream had a coating facility in Oregon. I don't know if that still exists or it was also acquired from Kodak, but it is mentioned in this article: Carestream Preserves Former Kodak Jobs
Al this thrashing about is needless. Remember a few years ago when Kodak sold the chemicals part of the business....do you see any shortage of Kodak Chemistry today? no.
Remember when Ilford was on the ropes a couple of years ago? and everybody was freaking out that they were going to vanish? What happened? We have plenty of high quality Ilford film and paper....and now, Kentmere too!
Same thing for Agfa...well, now Adox and a much smaller operations but, we still benefit from the business being run by executives who care about traditional, film based photography.
In all these cases, they sold the business and now, whoever is running it is doing well and we all are the benefactors.
I say, the sooner that Kodak sell the film business, the better! Finally, somebody who care about film and film users will be running the film production business. I am anxious for them to get on with it already.
same here, and I hope it works out that way
That is the best we can hope for. Tri-X is the best selling Black and White film in the world and it and the Tmax emulsions are well worth saving.
Originally Posted by BradS
SHOULD I STOCKPILE KODAK FILM NOW?
Thanks for correcting me. The correct info is that Kodak policy is to announce 6 months or 180 days in advance. This info is from an ex Kodak manager who knows the policies and believes them to still be in full force. I should have said "6 month notice from Kodak," NOT "3 month notice."
MY conclusion is to CHECK for notices of discontinuance every 3 months, near the beginning of the month, to make sure to have a chance to get some remaining product for my freezer. Sorry for the typo/garbled line.
Note that these are NOT mass media notifications. They are notifications sent to dealers which I was told will also appear on the kodak.com web site. Discontinuing all film production would surely be on the TV networks nightly news. Discontinuing one particular film almost certainly would not be. I don't want to be blindsided.
Originally Posted by Todd Foster
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