I think that is overly pessimistic. While many pundits agree that making an "identical" product is very very difficult..there is no reason to rule out products that are similar to the old ones. One of Berggers popular films, the ISO 200 b/w, which many say is Fortepan 200. Ilford does not make an ISO 200 film. So, if Bergger continues this product, it will have to be different from existing Ilford films. And who is to say that Ilford can "only" make what it now makes? They may have existing formulas for their coating equipment for products they do not wish to market themselves.
Originally Posted by Mark Layne