The swiss company, that originated from the Tellko company before being merged with Ilford in Britain in the 60s survived the splitting of the two plants in 2004/2005 and took with them the Ilford name, is now out of money, can't even pay the salaries.
Typically they had been engaged in colour silver-halide materials before they added ink-jet papers to their portfolio.
The court has been informed.
The situation seemed to be caused by the latest owner (2010) having ceased to fund Ilford any longer. It is not clear why the company is not dissolved regularly but let go into the current situation.
Ilford is nevertheless looking for a new investor.
Here is the press release from Ilford announcing the take over by their latest owner dating from 2010:
The Paradigm acquisition will maintain the financial stability of the company and provides a
sound platform to manage future challenges. One of Paradigm’s philosophies, to secure the
future of a business through investment, has already been realised with the approval of
capital expenditure to move forward a key development in the manufacturing facility in