Quote Originally Posted by pdeeh View Post
where is all the TSF and Xray film being coated?
A brief survey of the net indicates that Kodak and Fuji are the only companies that still manufacture both photographic AND x-ray film. However x-ray film is manufactured by separate divisions or companies under the main company logo. As such they are not manufactured on the same coating machines as the photographic film. There are a large number of companies based in China, Pakistan and India that make x-ray film.

When a company is faced with a contracting market for a product and hence lower profit margins they can

1. raise the price,
2. relax quality control,
3. redesign the product, or
4. cease production.

This is simple economics.

The fact remains that when people stop buying conventional photographic film and use substitutes they are doing everyone including themselves a dis-service.