Non rapid fixer?

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SamG

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As far as I understand it, nonrapid fixers contain sodium instead of ammonium thio. Is Kodak fixer (powdered) the only readily available commercial nonrapid fixer (in the U.S.)?

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The only other product that comes to mind is Ilford's Ilfofix II. As you will know, supply of this is problematic at the moment.
 

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Calumet sells Zone VI powdered fix "F-6" formula, it has less hardener in it.
Also NACCO sells a powder like Kodak, and Freestyle has a powder fix.
So fret not, all is not lost !.
 

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SamG said:
As far as I understand it, nonrapid fixers contain sodium instead of ammonium thio. Is Kodak fixer (powdered) the only readily available commercial nonrapid fixer (in the U.S.)?

Sam
Any powdered fix is non-rapid since Amoniumthiosulfat is ill-suited to use in powders. There are many commercial products still available but its really just as easy to just get some Natriumthiosulfat (Sodium Thiosulfate) and fix your own.
 

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Search apug for Ole's fixer. Basically sodium thiosulphate and a little sodium sulphite to prolong its capacity are all you need. A bit of ammonium chloride or ammonium sulphate will make it like a rapid fixer to some degree. These chemicals are relatively inexpensive. The one you need the most of is the sodium thiosulphate and it's not expensive in 25kg bags.
 
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