Polaroid just created a crazy new film by accident

Polaroid Reclaimed Blue 600 film
(Image credit: Polaroid)

Feeling blue? Polaroid has accidentally invented a new type of limited-edition 600 film that's unlike any other, being both blue and the rare result of a new chemical reaction and process without the need for any dye to make the colors pop. 

The Polaroid Reclaimed Blue 600 film was created using a chemical called tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), and emerged from a trial-and-error experimental process discovered by one chemist that isn't quite over yet. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.