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    Kodak Sale Near

    This article mentions that a big chunk of Kodak is about to be sold off. Yet there is no mention of film. Can anyone understand what this means for Kodak's film division?

    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...ue&ref=wl_home

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    I don't think this means much. Here in Rochester there have been rumors only of a buyer. I'll believe it when I see it.

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    "Personalized Imaging" includes the sale and distribution of still film and colour paper.

    They plan on retaining manufacture of still film and colour paper, as well as the manufacture, sale and distribution of motion picture film.
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    Anyone care to comment on whether the reinstatement of E6 films is a technical possibility for any new buyer? I'm not going to dwell on the economics, but wonder if the equipment still exists and is serviceable if the will was there.
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    E-6 film manufacture does not need any other machinery than any other multi-layer (as C-41 film) film manufacture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    E-6 film manufacture does not need any other machinery than any other multi-layer (as C-41 film) film manufacture.
    There is/was quite a bit of specialized chemistry (sensitizers, dye couplers, ...) necessary for each E6 product which may have been discontinued after (or before?) Kodak dumped their E6 line of products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudeofus View Post
    There is/was quite a bit of specialized chemistry (sensitizers, dye couplers, ...) necessary for each E6 product which may have been discontinued after (or before?) Kodak dumped their E6 line of products.
    Fuji still makes E6. I know it's not exactly the same thing, but the chemicals are out there somewhere.

    That said, I still doubt kodak will restart making E6. There's a reason why they stopped in the first place. Then again, I can't even remotely claim to have any knowledge of the subject other than speculation, so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NolanGalbreath View Post
    Fuji still makes E6. I know it's not exactly the same thing, but the chemicals are out there somewhere.
    That doesn't mean that Fuji's emulsions use the same sensitizers or dyes as Kodak does, note that their characteristics are quite different, and also don't forget that patents exist on many of these compounds to prevent copycat products. Add to that the fact that Fuji might well synthesize some of these compounds specifically for their own product line with no intention to jump start competitors.
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    even without competitors Fuji is raping their own E6 line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post
    even without competitors Fuji is raping their own E6 line.
    What????

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