Ray, yes I could give you the names of the people involved at Ilford that I used to deal with. The names aren't secret but they are stored with my paperwork & books in the UK. The two main people I used to deal with have left Ilford, and I had no contact with them after about 1984/5.
Originally Posted by Ray Rogers
My sources weren't 2nd hand as I was direct discussions with Ilford at the time, and trialling Ilfospeed Grade 3 emulsion, which they wanted to sell to me. I was taken for lunch in Alderley Edge by Ian? Pilkington and a senior research chemist and it was while talking over our meal I mentioned the Barfen product. In the end after discovering the Barfen emulsion came unofficially from the Nuclear emulsions division the senior management made a policy decision not to supply any raw emulsions to outside companies. This was some time around 1983 give or take a year, so it's quite likely Barfen turned to Kentmere for their liquid emulsion. This would tally with your information.