Auteur: Georges Giralt
Date: 27-11-2005 20:09
Sur Pure Silver, on en a causé.
En résumé : Il semblerait que toute la chimie sera produite, et peut être du film et/ou papier...
Voici la réponse de firstname.lastname@example.org à un post de Richard Knoppow :
On 11/26/05, Richard Knoppow <email@example.com> wrote:
>> The subject line of this post is, perhaps, a bit overly
>> hopeful. The story has the details. Unfortunately, the part
>> of Agfa that makes paper and film is not part of this deal.
In fact those two entities seem to be history as of today.
According to a KSTA, a Cologne based newspaper, the last run of the
"L6" paper machine happened two weeks ago while the last run of the
"K" film coater happened yesterday evening, some 24 hours ago. :-(
That last run happened to be aerographic film, stock to last 5 years
for the belgian Agfa-Gevaert who ordered that last production run. The
Leverkusen plant will prepare one final batch of emulsion to be coated
by Agfa-Gevaert in Mortsel.
>> It appears that what has been sold is the division that
>> and services one-hour mini-labs.
To A&O Services. Including the chemistry plant.
>> If I interpret the
>> story correctly the chemicals that the new company will make
>> will be those used by these machines rather than the
>> comprehensive line of familiar Agfa stuff like Rodinal.
The Vaihingen chemical plant is back into more or less normal
schedule, manufacturing chemical solutions and shipping them all over
the world - that includes Scala chemistry and Rodinal.
Rodinal stocks in Germany have been close to depletion, but last week
Vaihingen/A&O set up an improvised distribution system, bringing it
back into mail order businesses.
>> Evidently, the market for one-hour type processing
>> remains healthy enough to attract investors. fuji is the
>> other big operator in this business but has said in the past
>> it had no interest in buying out Agfa.
The Peiting mini lab production line has been sold to PMI (or it´s sub
>> One can hope only that the remaining market will be large
>> enough to support Ilford and smaller companies like Efke,
>> Berrger, Foma, etc.
There is one in that listing who doesn´t belong there. ;-)
>> Richard Knoppow--