With regard to the colour chemicals (and B+W), there is a feeling that in the run up to production ceasing, the chemistry being bottled was already old and not in particularly good shape, possibly caused by Champion feeding Paterson with all the dregs that had been sitting around for some time - before announcing production would cease, leaving Paterson is a rather awkward situation. I dont think Champion gave Paterson very much notice.

I know Nova had one or two people return colour chemicals saying they had gone off and accusing Nova of having a low stock turn, but infact the stock had only been on the shelf for a short time. They were talking about sending all the remaining stock back to Paterson.

Therefore the allegation is Champion screwed Paterson to an extent.....note allegation.