Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
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.

I would argue that competition is now a liability to the consumer if the survival of mass manufactured film is at stake.

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.