Quote Originally Posted by Ray Rogers View Post
Ian, can you give more details on this "someone" and how you came to learn it was an Ilford product?
I wonder how accurate your 2nd hand info really is...
I say that with no disrespect intended...
it is just that my 2nd hand info clashes with yours... again.

In 1995, I learned that Barfen emulsion was a Kentmere product; and that makes a lot of sense. The nuclear emulsion could of course have been used, but it would have been different in nature from the ordinary emulsions and this probably could have been noticed by a side by side comparison.

on or off list ...

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.

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.