Bad news for some, GOOD news for others. . .
Companies like Ilford, Agfa, Kentmere, EFKE, Forte etc must be quietly happier to see Kodak leaving the B&W paper market. After all it leaves them all a larger potential share of the diminuishing market.
Lets hope Kodak keep their B&W films in production in the longer term, Tmax films, since their introduction, have always been world beaters.
So Kodak's decision will hopefully be to our benefit in the long term helping to boost the financial viabilty of other key manufacturers