The wet film X-ray business is shrinking to digital and also dry film technologies. Ilford is not a player in dry film X-ray which Kodak has pretty much wrapped up because of tying the film cartridge to the machine and not allowing it to work with anything else.
Originally Posted by Steve Roberts
Ilfords problems were accelerated by the dumping of huge amounts of film on the market at cost or near cost to anyone who would buy bulk quantities. Their largest customers got big concessions in price for the main line films so their profit margins improved significantly. Ilford on the other hand saw rising costs and declining profits from production lines that were being run at a high capacity.