Quote Originally Posted by Murray@uptowngallery
Similar topic: Help identifying 620 "Panchro, Made in Italy, in blue foil packs".

Someone suggested Ferrania, probably identical (?) to Verichrome Pan.

Any ideas whose film, how old, etc?

Thank you

Murray
Holland MI
The only film manufacturer in Italy (at least in recent decades) is Ferrania (it changed name a couple of times but has reverted to Ferrania now that it is no longer part of 3M.) So you can I think be 99% sure that it is made by them. They haven't made B & W film for quite some time so I suspect your film is at least 20 years old. It would be a different emulsion from Verichrome Pan as that was a Kodak product.

In a Focal Guide dating from 1974 there are 3 Ferrania B&W films listed:
P30 (80ASA), P33 (160ASA) & P36 (320ASA). If you wanted to develop it perhaps the safest thing would be to use one of those 2 bath developers where the time is the same for every type of film. If you could definitely identify the emulsion then maybe somebody somewhere could make a more definite suggestion.