I don't believe that Kodak's purchasing or lack thereof will affect Fujifilm. Fuji can continue to make film regardless of what happens to Kodak.
Fujifilm is the exact opposite of Kodak. They successfully moved out of film.
Have you considered that some of the materials Kodak is ordering, in very large quantity, and vital to film production, could simply stop being available if Kodak stopped their orders?
Once understanding this, you must consider how this affects other film producers.
Maybe we should just all buy Kodak film to save Ilford, while ignoring the obvious effects this will have on Ilford. These are stupid, pointless non-photographic discussions, perfectly appropriate Lounge material. Bah...I'm out of this one...
Regarding your comment on whether this is the right forum category, this thread is about industry news. Therefore, this is exactly the appropriate forum category for this discussion.
If you don't want to participate in this particular discussion then why are you even here? Just stay away and save yourself the trouble while leaving the thread to those who are actually interested. What could be simpler than that?
If you want to talk about "pointless", it really is pointless to dictate what topics others may want to discuss, and doubly so if the criticism of a topic is that the discussion is "pointless".
We need Kodak's film division to survive, if it fails it will have a knock on adverse effect on other companies, they need competition to help stimulate the whole film/paper/chemistry market.
Typewriter Correction Fluid, replacement styli for high end phonograph cartridges, buggy whips. Each was at one time, like film, a staple of its respective industry. The place of each in the industrial landscape has been replaced by some other technology. Yet each, like film, is still readily available. Film will be too, for a long, long, time. No matter what happens to Kodak, somebody will make it. Excuse me, please. I'm off to shoot some HP5+. I'll leave it to you captains of industry to advise Kodak on what they should do to keep film alive.
I can actually buy needles for my gramophone in my town. If I want a stylus for my record player, I have to travel a bit further!
I just confronted this problem in a report I reviewed for paper production (pulp). Over-capacity due to competition has led to both suppliers being so revenue poor that both are closing where one could conceivably operate for quite a while longer, albeit at reduced volumes. Customers left with uncertain supply abandon paper use, opting for other methods of packaging, advertising, etc.
What's happening with Kodak is similar in that no one is re-capitalizing through consolidation.