News | April 22, 2011

Prices Continue to Rise on Medical, Dental X-Ray Film

April 22, 2011 – Carestream Health announced worldwide price increases on all of its medical imaging, dental and non-destructive testing films. Film prices will increase as much as 50 percent or more in some areas of the world. The price increases are necessary due to continuing increases in the cost of commodities used in film manufacturing including silver, polyester and other essential resources.

Carestream Health has made substantial, ongoing improvements in its film manufacturing operations. However, silver — a significant portion of manufacturing costs — has more than doubled in cost in the last year and has increased more than five times in cost in the last six years. In addition, oil prices are up 30 percent in the last year, which increases the cost of utilities, transportation and the petroleum-based polyester used in the production of film.

Specific details surrounding price increases will be communicated locally in each country. In the interim, customers who have questions are asked to contact their local sales representative or authorized dealer.

For more information: www.carestream.com

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