> The Kodak website has a listing of solvents that are
> suitable for film
I was referring specifically to something safe to use
on 16mm magnetic stock. Is there a cleaner that would
work (and who sells it)?
425 SE 3rd, Studio 400
Portland, OR 97214 USA
[log in to unmask]
The Kodak list I provided is specifically for FILM without magnetic
striping, and NOT for magnetic oxide materials and their binders.
Since a wide variety of binder formulations have been used over the years,
and since some of the binders on older materials may have degraded with
age, you will need to run specific tests to be sure any solvent chosen
does not soften or degrade the binder or leave a residue that could
degrade the binder with time.
Another consideration is that most solvents will remove lubricants from
the stock being cleaned, and so may adversely affect transport and wear
characteristics. With solvent-cleaned film prints, relubrication per
SMPTE Recommended Practices RP151 and RP48 is recommended to assure proper
frictional characteristics and abrasion resistance.
John P. Pytlak
Senior Technical Specialist
Customer Technical Services
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7525A
Eastman Kodak Company
Rochester, New York 14650-1922 USA
Telephone: +1 585 477 5325
Cell: +1 585 781 4036
Fax: +1 585 722 7243
e-mail: [log in to unmask]