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Submission + - Kodak ended in-house production of acetate base used to make photographic film (rochesterhomepage.net)

McGruber writes: According to a report by Rochester, NY CBS affiliate WROC (http://rochesterhomepage.net/fulltext?nxd_id=394722) Kodak has ended in-house production of the cellulose acetate base that is the primary component of photographic film.

Popular Photography magazine adds (http://rochesterhomepage.net/fulltext?nxd_id=394722) that, for more than 100 years, Kodak has made the acetate in house in bulk, providing the structural basis for the company's film. Now, with Kodak in bankruptcy, the company is firing 60 workers and shutting down the acetate machinery. Citing the decline in interest in film photography as a primary cause, Kodak will no longer undertake the time intensive process of acetate production.

Thankfully, the company has large stockpiles of the material, and once that runs out they will source it from elsewhere.

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Kodak ended in-house production of acetate base used to make photographic film

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