Who is who in the world of film manufacturing?
Late one night whilst surfing the net I'm sure that I saw a thread somewhere that discussed who made all the films available today and what films had ceased to be made. Did a search but can,t find it. So my question is, who are the manufactures and what films are the same under different brand names? Does anyone know who makes the colour neg film "colorama" sold by colorama?
Ilford....Ilford films only..in the past some private labeling, but not now
Bergger..mostly Forte, but now Ilford will be coating Bergger films (Not relabeled Ilford films)
Forte...Forte and Arista.edu (Made in Hungary)
Foma...Foma and Arista.edu.ultra
Agfa Leverkusen...(now defunct) but Agfa and Arista II
Ferrania Only C-41 35mm color films mostly private label zillions of brands
Fuji Fuji films and possibly Voigtlander 35mm slide film (private label)
Efke....Efke films and some films for Freestyle Photo, and some Adox films
Not comprehensive, and very USA-centric, but a start. Most film manufacturers have at one time made private label product for third parties, with the exception of Eastman Kodak, and now Ilford. The product Ilford will coat for Bergger will be to Bergger formulas, and won't be Ilford films.
I believe that there are at least a few more (correct me if I'm wrong, for those of you who know for sure), BUT,
Lucky (China) - Lucky Films
Slavich (Russia) - Slavich films/plates/papers (not sure if they're still around)
AGFA Gevaert - IR Aerial films that are some brand's IR films (not sure which)
another chinese manufactuer - ERA Films
Lucky..yep both b/w and color..Kodak was afiliated with them until recently.
Originally Posted by htmlguru4242
Slavich Very nice b/w printing papers, glass plates, don't know about film
Agfa Gevaert..Yes, lots of products, some now marketed by Maco/Roelli.
Era yes...but don't know if they are still making film or not.
Filmotec...Germany makes some cinema films, custom products for Maco.
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This is of course the company that evolved from Orwo, and they still use that brand name.
Don't forget Tasma.
And currently produced Agfa 35mm films are not only sold via Maco.
And don't forget those other companies who only coat X-ray films and silver-based graphic films.
Is Konica out of the market? Is 3M/Scotch out now as well?
3M is out of this business:
3M accquired Ferrania and Dynacolor in the sixties. The Dynacolor plant is long gone.
1996 the Imation company split off (still using the Scotch brand I guess), offering image capture and storage products (including film).
Meanwhile Ferrania split off again, with a converting facility remaining in Oklahoma.