It seems to me that many of the so-called new products marketed by Roelli/Maco are in fact existing emulsions currently made by AgfaGevaert or FilmoTec, just converted and packaged in consumer sizes. This method of bringing products to market would still require $, as there would be minimum orders to meet, I'm sure.
This is mostly true, though, as far as I know, the R3 film is especially made for Maco by Filmotec.
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