Film-Ferrania - presentation of manufacturing team

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horacekenneth

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Well that came out of nowhere. Pretty exciting to see stuff like that.
 
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I would not say out of nowhere. Most probably most of them spent part of their lives inventing and making film. Film we already had in our cameras.
 

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I would not say out of nowhere. Most probably most of them spent part of their lives inventing and making film. Film we already had in our cameras.

Haha, of course. I should stop being surprised when these new film manufacturing companies pop up.
 

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i wish they looked a bit more cheerful @)
 

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EHI , a great news indeed !!!

For non italian native speakers : Nicola Baldini has a book,MANUALE PER IL CAPO ... something like manuals for Boss ....:smile: a good starting point !
 

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Thanks for the update Agx, I hope very much for them to succeed.

p.s. Is there any news from our Italian friends on Ornano www.ornano.it They (use to) have a full line of B&W chemistry that is still obtainable form Italian vendors Dead Link Removed
 
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Love the '3M' labcoat...

:wink:

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That coat is not the only relic from former times...
 

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I'm not a manufacturer, but cutting/slitting a pancake of 120 film (2.4 inch wide) to load onto spools from a master roll is a very different process from cutting sheets out of a master roll, I would think. They do it elsewhere though and given the legacy machinery at Ferrania I'm as sure as I can be they could if the market was there. My only concern is the size of the plant. What was required to manufacture the huge quantities of film previously sold is now not as useful for shorter runs of varied products. The economy of scale of Kodak was a contributory factor in their contraction as demand fell. Ilford, where I visited last week, coat much smaller widths of master rolls (1.3m) on a versatile machine that can "multitask". Ferrania are not talking paper so that may well not be a concern but the scale of production required maybe. Ilford have also been facing the same chemical restriction problems mentioned on the site not only in "bans" but in suppliers and now manufacture "in house" some key ingredients which previously could be bought in. The R&D is focussed on maintaining the range in production, not expanding it.
 

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How much of a stretch is 4x5 if you can make 120 & 35?

I had an email from them a few weeks ago stating they could make sheet film. I guess it would depend on demand and whether they get contracts from some of the large US distributors.

Have a look at the home page and there a large box marked Film Ferrania.

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I had an email from them a few weeks ago stating they could make sheet film. I guess it would depend on demand and whether they get contracts from some of the large US distributors.

Have a look at the home page and there a large box marked Film Ferrania.

Ian

Strange on the mobile version there's nothing there :sad: have to go to a computer I guess.
 

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It's also encouraging that the guy in charge of emulsions makes good beer.
Somebody who makes beer and film is a useful man indeed, and would probably even make a good brother-in-law.
 

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It's also encouraging that the guy in charge of emulsions makes good beer.
Somebody who makes beer and film is a useful man indeed, and would probably even make a good brother-in-law.

Depends what your sister looks like :tongue:
 

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I actually liked those portraits of the team. They had 'film' look so to say - not overly sharp on the subject, fall-offs. (At least as I saw on the phone.)

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How much of a stretch is 4x5 if you can make 120 & 35?
You need to run a second coating onto 170 micron base material.
We would like to confection it but first they need to reformulate and make it.
I visited them four weeks ago.
We have been Ferranias business partner for almost 20 years now.
In 2009 I thought it had been my last visit and I must say that I was very surprised when I first heard about this project. After having seen the new aproach I am quite optimistic now.
They are doing what I would have done as well and plan to convert the former research departement into a small manufacturing unit.

Mirko
 

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You need to run a second coating onto 170 micron base material.
We would like to confection it but first they need to reformulate and make it.
I visited them four weeks ago.
We have been Ferranias business partner for almost 20 years now. I must say that I was very surprised when I first heard about this project but after having visited them I am quite optimistic.

Mirko

That's the kind of good news we need.

Ian
 
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