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ER;

Regarding your second paragraph, one must remember that there is a minimum length of film that must be coated and a minimum length of leader to thread the machine! This amounts to over 3 miles of film in one shot. Also there is a minimum operating speed. This means a lot of leader for small runners and a lot of idle time. And, the product they make will spoil. So, they cannot make too much.

I've said before that this is like the produce or meat business. You have to get things just right. Right now, things are not "just right".

The problem is that no one seems to understand this dilemma.

PE
Ron are you referring to the old coating lines or the new line? The information that I posted I got from someone who was given a special tour of the new facility about a year or two ago and was briefed by Kodak personnel. The whole point of the new line was to reduce the quantities required to run an emulsion and to enable easy switching from one kind of film to another on the same line.