Big differences between TIP and new55. TIP had the advantage of starting with a recently run plant, and knowledgeable workers, plus capital funding. New55 has none of those advantages, so it is impressive they have gotten as far as they have. TIP films all seem of alpha or beta level quality at best, and overpriced at that. They do have some good marketeering skills though.
Too bad new55 couldnt get the recently shut down(?) fuji fp100c45 line. I will seriously miss that product. The line probably could have been adapted to 55type film too I bet.