Dear Eugene et al,
Let me have a look at some raw material requirements, PE makes the most pertinent point regarding IR sensitising dye. You must remember also that IR film availability only came about as a spin off from military ( aerial ) / scientific coatings that are obviously just not required anymore.
Whilst we have the capability to coat a very small run ( 5,000m2 ) you have to remember that is still 85,000 films.
Also, you cannot coat on one base, sheet film, maniature (35mm ) and roll film are all different bases.
I have to be honest I cannot possibly imagine that it could generate a sufficient ROI, but I will have a deeper look at it.
I will come back in a week or so when I have some more information.
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