In respect to Cadmium this is correct but we always stated that we would only bring back the version of PW which was produced last.The consumer in me understood "forget about it, guys. It's never gonna happen".
We also made very clear that there is no difference between ADOX and the rest of the industry in respect to what can be done and what canīt.
We are not in the position to outrun the given market situation.
The others are not bringing new products to this market of itīs given size because sales of a new product will take out of the sales of existing products and will not add.
Our aproach is to use a large part of the income stream of all exsting sales to develop new products and eventually bring them to the market.
So we try to give you back something to say "thank you" because we know you want it.
But if obstacles occur it WILL TAKE LONGER. There is no possibility to speed up things by employing more people or meet internal tagets because there is no budget as no substantual ROI will occur which prohibits the acquisition of third party capital.
Essentially remanufacturing PW in another factory is almost like developing it entirely from scratch.
This is also our first research project done completely in house so a lot of the time is spent on working out ways how to do things for the first time.
Following projects will hopefully be faster.
If we were to stop the product development Iīd comunicate this. But we havenīt. Currently we have samples in the artificial aging. In 2 weeks they will come out and then weīll inspect them and go on from there :-)
What could be released to the market immediately (if coating went well) would be a paper like the old one with the problems the last batches had (sudden pink stain in certain developer/fixer combinations) or a version without sufficent multigrade control or a fixed grade.
Naturally this is not what we want to do.
Fixed grade is not an option due to low demand and high coating volume requirements.
If we were able to coat low volumes at bearable prices this would be OK.
We are also trying to work on this end (coating dilemma) but it does not look like there will be a fix coming soon.
At least not for paper (wide roll coating).