Kodak's film division is for sale; deal expected imminently

Kodak's film division is for sale; deal expected imminently

Kodak Alaris, the Hertfordshire-based company that manufactures Kodak photographic supplies, is reportedly up for sale, with a deal for its PPF unit (Paper, Photochemicals and Film) expected by the end of March. 

According to the story by Inside Imaging, the paper chemistry and film business – which is conservatively valued at £34 million and has been on the market since January 2018 – has received interest from more than one potential buyer.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.