May 20, 2013
Vol. 15 No. 10
An N.V. Publication
Market News
Kodak Plans
To Exit Bankruptcy
Eastman Kodak Company has filed
a Plan of Reorganization and Disclo-
sure Statement and looks to exit
Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the third
The plan includes a detailed de-
scription of the company’s settle-
ment to hand over its personalized
imaging and document imaging
businesses to its U.K. Kodak Pension
Plan.The spin-off will settle $2.8 bil-
lion in claims.
Under Protection
Kodak filed for Chapter 11 protec-
tion in January last year. Following
that, it began offloading under-per-
forming lines (including ceasing
production of digital cameras and
pocket video cameras last year) and
focusing on two commercial imag-
ing areas: Graphics, Entertainment
and Commercial Films, and Digital
Printing and Enterprise.
These two segments include CTP
output devices and digital plates
such as the Kodak Sonora process
free plate, as well as its Prosper
inkjet presses and systems, and the
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DuPont Celebrates
Packaging Innovation
by Greg Kishbaugh
his year marks the 25th anniversary of the DuPont
Awards for Packaging Innovation. Last week, the silver
anniversary was marked by granting the top honor to U.K.-
based design firm pi 3 for AidPod, which delivers life-saving
medicine to remote sub-Saharan villages. The AidPod was
presented with the premier Diamond and the Special 25th
Anniversary ‘Food Security’ award.
The positive results associated with collaboration were fore-
most at the awards. Shanna Moore, leader of the DuPont Pack-
aging Awards program, said this year’s top winner was a clear
example of the benefits that come from
companies working together to
solve a problem. AidPod was
developed by pi 3 for ColaLife,
an independent non-profit or-
ganization that leverages The
Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) dis-
tribution network to get medicines
and instructions to remote areas.
Twenty-five years ago we saw the
DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation
program as an opportunity to connect
with this vibrant industry and to champion
collaboration as a critical component in innovation,” saidWilliam
J. Harvey, President, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers.
Twenty-five years later — as we look back at breakthrough win-
ners and celebrate this year’s winners — it’s clear that collabora-
tion remains central to bringing innovation to market.”
The AidPod is proof that the combination of ingenuity, inno-
vation and inspiration is powerful enough to overcome the
world’s greatest humanitarian challenges,” said U.S. Senator