I agree with you concerning your first two points.
But isn't remaking a product once existing just looking back into the past?
Mirko, I think you summed up everything very well, thank you.
Interestingly many X-rays are now made digitally, but then output to a thermal silver film because that's what the doctors need.
Sounds logical to me, I am willing to wait for the new Adox "APX" 100 and 400 when the Agfa stocks dry up.
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I would be more interested in Agfapan 25. Apparently it was legendary, but I never got around to trying it before it was discontinued.
Originally Posted by Uncle Bill
Or the hospitals don't have a proper PACS system and the digital images only stay in the system a few months. Film is used for archiving.
Originally Posted by Ian Grant
Very few hospitals use film in their X-Ray machines these days - it's either digital capture or a reusable plate which is then scanned with a laser of a specific colour...
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I read in the newspaper yesterday that Agfa Gevaert Belgium will fire another 160 employees because of the ongoing sales problems. And more might follow. It's mainly desk jobs they will get rid off.
Sure, I could give you a boring explanation who I really am but I rather let the Origami do the talking.
In those papers I don’t read anything on film, but rather about shareholders accusing Agfa-managers of mismanagement.
Those people who are going to be loose their job are situated in those two trendy subgroeps...
I think this very much depends on the reason why the product disappeared from the market and how long this is ago.
Isn't remaking a product once existing just looking back into the past?
In case of our "project-products" (MCP, MCC, APX) all of them are still in the channel and we try to keep them there.
I suppose no one will disagree that the reasons for the closing down of the AgfaPhoto plant in Leverkusen were complex and intransparent.
They certainly did not go into liquidation because of reasons related to the quality of their black and white assortement.
So I would disagree with you in this specific case.
My only wish would be to keep APX 100 in production, and the resurection of APX 25, for films. I think APX 400 is less important since there are equivalent on the market: foma 400, hp5, triX, bergger 400.
Actually, there is a market for slow films like rollei 25, so the return of APX 25 would be a real benefit for photography. But there is one condition: Adox brand will have to be better distributed. If no, there is no relevance to produce such products if we can only buy them on one website!
[QUOTE=AgX;594701]In those papers I don’t read anything on film, but rather about shareholders accusing Agfa-managers of mismanagement.
Agfa-Gevaert's problems are in their Graphics and Medical divisions. Their "Materials/Special Products"-division, where film is made, is relatively doing well.
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