Last I heard, Ilford are not making excuses about a broken 220 machine, instead they are saying that their machine to make 220 film is scrapped.
Originally Posted by Chazzy
So we better not rely on Ilford. I would like to see some Fuji Acros in 220. Perhaps some Neopan 400 also for my Mamiya 7.
Besides, it is not only about the machine, you need the leader paper also which appears to be pretty hard to obtain for film manufacturers. Last I heard, it may even be problematic to make 120 film in the future, because of the paper.