The project is still going on but due to the sharp increase in production costs of silver halide materials and the realtively moderate consumer price increases of the past months producing silver halide materials has become somewhat difficult from an economic standpoint. This reduced our investment possibilities because whatever you borrow from the bank to invest into something has to be paied back in a certain timeframe. If calculative revenue sharply decreases because of a price increase in silver, base, energy and wages you either have to stretch the period of paying the money back (very difficult to expalin to a bank) or you have to cut your budget.
We had to do the last resulting in slower but ongoing research done at the side by only one engineer instead of two in fulltime.
For us it is also a matter of finishing the works in our ADOX Fotowerke (as mentioned in the 110 thread). If we have coated raw film but canīt finish it it doesnīt do us any good.
New informations are to be expected by late September, early Oktober.
Thanks for the update. Look forward to trying it one day (soon hopefully) :)
Thanks for the update.
As you can tell, we are all waiting like hungry men at a kitchen door.
I suspect your first batch will sell out fast.
In fact, many of us would have bought some of your experiments despite your warning that it wasn't up to par if we could have purchased it in the US.
Hi Mirko - It has been six months since the last update, any news?
It's quiet indeed...
I sure hope Mirko didn't go bankrupt. I'm still anticipating where I can get this Adox400 film here in California.
Certainly not bankrupt, he just announced new colored packaging of their papers and a new baryta paper for hand coating. But no word on the film of course.
Originally Posted by mix818
I'd love to get new APX 400, but APX 100 would be even better. Make both in sheets and....
The film has been brought to a stage where it is now ready for a testrun. This testrun is very expensive and if succesfull yields only sellable material worth half the costs of the run.
We are currently working on financing this. As it involves loosing at least half of the funds it has to be backed by actual revenue and canīt be borrowed. This slows things down. We are not talking thousands nor tens of thousands of Euros.....:(
If you want to help you could buy some MCP paper. We are currently overstocked in this product and selling it brings us both revenue and free cash ;-)
I already did....purchased and some already used Mirko...do I get an award? :}
Adox MCP is fine paper. Just printed on some last weekend and need more anyway so will buy some soon. :)