Carestream Health has increased the price of all of its medical imaging, dental, and non-destructive testing films. Film price will increase as much as 50% or more in some areas of the world because of the continuing increases in the cost of commodities used in film manufacturing, including silver, polyester, and other resources.
Silver 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 haven risen 30% in the last year which increases the cost of utilities, transportation, and the petroleum-based polyester used in the production of film.
Details about the price increases will be communicated in each country.