Due to a steady decline in sales and customer usage, Kodak Alaris is discontinuing Kodak Professional BW400CN film. This is a chromogenic film, meaning it is processed in C-41 colour chemistry but produces a B&W neg.
Kodak says it is [was?] the finest-grained chromogenic film in the world, delivering “smooth, neutral tones with amazing highlight and shadow detail.”
The company stated in a product advisory that the film “should continue to be available in the market for up to six months, depending on demand.”
And speaking of demand, or lack thereof, Kodak says it empathizes with pro photographers who use the film, “but given the significant minimum order quantity necessary to coat more product combined with the very small customer demand, it is a decision we have to make.”