PE,Look on the bright side.
The equipment for slitting and chopping film and paper may go up for sale.
An enterprising person could buy them and set up a small operation making custom film and paper from larger stock from another company. It could work.
we already have all of the equipment for confectioning at our plant. We can make any format (except 127) from master rolls already.
But it is impossible to make the raw film anywhere in the necessary small amounts to provide the full range of efke again.
Their old machine was capable of making 1000sqm of film without loosing to much emulsion and energy. Still every sqm they coated cost them more than others who make much larger volumes. This is easy to understand but the market forced them to charge not more than the big manufacturers charged for their mass products. We made an aproach and confectioned CHS 100 in Germany to eliminate some confectioning problems. I set the Price like I had to (plus one EUR) and immediately people jumped at me in the forums stating that this price (for a run of 1000 films made because the same people begged us to) would now be higher than FP4 and they asked if I was aware of this and how in the world this could be?
This is what killed efke.
Any aproach to bring back their products or something like their products must be on the basis of low volume, excellent quality, high price.
The problem to solve is the cost dilution in coating small quantities or better keeping these costs down as you cannot dilute them well.
I am very sure of one equation: If the price goes up, sales WILL decline.