Quote Originally Posted by dr5chrome View Post
..Im getting the quake in Japan - but there are other big manufactures in China. Given there are other uses other than 'photo' [maybe bigger], I cant see a 250% jump as justified. If we though we have seen sticker-shock, just wait till this hits the pike. ..just me: I use 100lbs a year. dw
IIRC, Kodak spun off Texas Eastman years ago so that is no assurance.

My information comes from companies making chemicals in the US. Hypo no longer ships in tank car lots, but in carboys due to decreased demand. This goes for several other chemicals including some members of the Phenidone family. There is a thread on this here on APUB about 2 months ago.