Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
Ilford will manufacture house brand paper for retailers - the retailer just has to contract for their own, custom "recipe".
Now that you mention it, I vaguely remember one private label film being described as Ilford FP4 - after FP4+ came out. The gist of it was that Ilford (this would have been before Harmon) was willing to allow their film to be private labeled, but not their "latest and greatest".

I don't know for sure that it's true, but it does make sense when you think of it. Keeps the manufacturing lines going, uses tried and true materials and process, but doesn't directly compete with their current offering.