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    ... of potential interest, there is a posting from someone who says she is PR rep for the (UK?) film and paper division over on Rangefinder forum.

    http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...hreadid=122946

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Sounds like they are selling off consumer film business but keeping commercial film business? Am I reading this right? That does not sound good.

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    So is this the beginning of the long-awaited attempt to spin-off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatchetman View Post
    Sounds like they are selling off consumer film business but keeping commercial film business? Am I reading this right? That does not sound good.
    According to the Kodak Professional facebook page, portra, ektar, tri-x, etc. all fall under "consumer". Maybe by commercial they mean motion picture...

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    The article that PE linked to above says that Kodak is going to sell its Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses. Later in the article it says that the Personalized Imaging business includes Paper & Output Solutions, which includes "... the broadest portfolio of traditional photographic paper and still camera film products."

    So that sounds like motion picture film will remain Kodak, and the paper and still camera film will become ... something else. Not Kodak. Will it still be "Tri-X" and "Ektar 100", and "Portra", and so on? Let's hope so, and let's hope it means that production of E6 products might be resumed.

    Anyway, this sounds positive for the future of Kodak's film and paper products, even if it's not Kodak any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    ... of potential interest, there is a posting from someone who says she is PR rep for the (UK?) film and paper division over on Rangefinder forum.

    http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...hreadid=122946
    Thanks for sharing that. Actually Colleen is based in New York, she probably took on that name to help with the other rumor that started on the site that was via a UK Kodak customer service rep.

    Anyone know where Kodak chemistry falls in this?
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    I thought Kodak chemistry was already spun off a while back, and is a profitable business. Ron will surely know.

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    The article mentions Kodak's Specialty Chemicals business, whatever that consists of.

    It does seem that Kodak wants to keep the movie film.
    I thought all the film is made in the same place. I wonder what the plans are regarding that. Maybe Kodak will make film under contract.

    I just do not understand why they kept Perez. I'm beginning to think Perez Hilton would have been better.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
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    I hope they at least do the coating of master rolls....

    Both still and motion stock are coated on the same line in Building 38, which much of the machinery rests on solid blocks of concrete that go down some 40 feet to Rochester bedrock greatly eliminating problematic vibrations. Kodak will continue offering motion stock through 2015 as per a new contract with several major studios, part of their debt is some 26 million owed in overdue rebates to these MP industries.

    So maybe they will coat master rolls of it and some other company will slit, package, store and distribute it....?....If not there, then what....

    PE, care to weigh in on this?
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    I know nothing. Sorry.

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