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08-31-2012, 04:27 AM   #1
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EFKE/Fotokemika (Zagreb) stopps film and paper production

Starting in august there were rumors about the stopp of production at EFKE/Fotokemika in Zagreb (Croatia)
Some newer forum talks (sources below) indicates that EFKE has really stopped production.

Here a short summary :

_There might be a small chance of a last production run of the film, though not of the paper

_ Paper production has ceased because a machine is broken and it is uneconomical to repair it. (repair cost are under the costs for a new small car !)

_ Efke production is uneconomical because every factory has a minimum turnover; for this to be economical there has to be a minimum price; and this price would now be too high to compete with the prices of Ilford & Kodak who have better access to dealers.

_ There are plans to develop a new film in the 25-32-50 ASA range at Adox (Fotoimpex, Berlin) as a replacement for the popular Adox CHS 50

_ and the good news: B&W film market is no longer shrinking !

Sources:
APHOG - Forum • Thema anzeigen - Gerücht: Fotokemika (Efke) beendet Produktion?
APHOG - Forum • Thema anzeigen - Das Ende für Fotokemika als Produktionsstätte?
EFKE Produktionseinstellung? - Fotolaborforum - Fotolaborforum von FOTOIMPEX

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QuoteOriginally posted by veraikon Quote
Starting in august there were rumors about the stopp of production at EFKE/Fotokemika in Zagreb (Croatia)
Some newer forum talks (sources below) indicates that EFKE has really stopped production.

Here a short summary :

_There might be a small chance of a last production run of the film, though not of the paper

_ Paper production has ceased because a machine is broken and it is uneconomical to repair it. (repair cost are under the costs for a new small car !)

_ Efke production is uneconomical because every factory has a minimum turnover; for this to be economical there has to be a minimum price; and this price would now be too high to compete with the prices of Ilford & Kodak who have better access to dealers.

_ There are plans to develop a new film in the 25-32-50 ASA range at Adox (Fotoimpex, Berlin) as a replacement for the popular Adox CHS 50

_ and the good news: B&W film market is no longer shrinking !

Sources:
APHOG - Forum • Thema anzeigen - Gerücht: Fotokemika (Efke) beendet Produktion?
APHOG - Forum • Thema anzeigen - Das Ende für Fotokemika als Produktionsstätte?
EFKE Produktionseinstellung? - Fotolaborforum - Fotolaborforum von FOTOIMPEX
Sad but I guess Adox replaced EFKE films a couple years ago.

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09-03-2012, 09:04 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Sad but I guess Adox replaced EFKE films a couple years ago.

Phil.
Imho at
_ ADOX : All CHS films, Nuance and Vario Classic paper.
_ Rollei: Pan25 ,Retro 100 Tonal 135-36 / 120 Rollfilm / 4x5; Planfilm, Ortho 25 135-36 / 120 Rollfilm,
_ EFKE: Efke 25 und 100 135-36 / 120 Rollfilm, IR820 135-36 / 120 Rollfilm,
are made from EFKE material.
Remaining at EFKE is still the confection of films (120, 127, 135) from raw film material from other manufactures.
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I also contacted them via phone few days ago. Production is down, but it is possible to buy films if you go there (in factory in Samobor, near Zagreb) and pay in cash.



They will try to start production again, but there is no much chance…

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