... [Fuji] color products are made by Hunt Chemical Co. just as Kodak makes theirs through Champion now. The reason I mention this is that the decision to stop making some B&W chemical products might be Champion's decision.PE
In late 05 I beleive, Kodak said they would be out of film completely within seven years. Then they reformulate a few films (ie. TMY-2) while letting others go (ie. Kodachrome). Now chemistry takes a hit (ie. larger packaging volumes).
I think it will wax and wan until things get sorted out. Don't put stock in the words but don't count them out either.
In late 05 I beleive, Kodak said they would be out of film completely within seven years. ......
....The dropping of Kodak chemistry particularly larger packs has more to do with the way processing has changed, and in fact all companies have been doing this since the growth of Colour in the 60's. B&W sales were at their pinnacle in the 60's and dropped through the 70's, 80's & 90's as Colour grew & dominated the commercial & D&P markets.
Microphen was once available in 5 gallon (22.5 litre) packs, and Autophen the Ilford Commercial PQ version of ID-11 in 12 gallon(54 litre) packs so that tells you how big the shifts in usage are.
ID-68 (Microphen) is easy to mix from scratch and is interchangeable with Microphen.
The name and position of the contacts as Fuji were posted for the Fuji notice, though... As is evident here, different salespeople in different markets do not always communicate with each other that well. A better solution would be to have the actual corporate representatives post here more frequently... Fuji have not even logged in to APUG since May, though they are listed as sponsors
I'd guess so.
The Axford Kendall Commercial developer is incorrectly stated to be Microphen in some US publications, but is a PQ variant of ID-11/D76, it was available as Autophen in both Powder & Liquid forms with 2 different replenishers, for topping up and bleed with large scale D&P lines.
Microphen/ID-68 was tweaked to give increased film speed by cutting the Sulphite level.
These anti-Kodak posts disguised as something else serve no purpose.Perhaps taking advantage of Kodak's recent weakness....http://www.bjp-online.com/public/showPage.html?page=870622
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