I think the most interesting part of the Kodak podcast is that they are making smaller emulsion kettles for making smaller batches of film. The old kettles made enough emulsion for at least 6 master rolls (52 inches by 6000 feet each). That meant one batch of Ektachrome was way too much film to sell through before it expired. Kodak's factory was built to make huge amounts of film cheaply. But it's now an albatross without the volume of Eastman Color Print film for movie release prints. (That was 90% of their production volume!) All gone due to digital projection in movie theaters. So it's important for their survival to be able to make smaller runs of film economically. So I suspect Kodak is using the Ektachrome project as a "pilot" of smaller batch technology. Right now it's the only way to make Ektachrome at a profit. But in a few years, it may be the only way for Kodak to profitably make any color films. After all right now the movie industry is subsidizing them to keep Eastman Color Negative film available for cinematographers who want it. That subsidy won't go on forever. So it's only a matter of time before they have to switch other color films from the big kettles to the small kettles. So it is important to Kodak's entire film business that they put the capital dollars into the new kettles, and then jigger the film recipes to use the new kettles.