Building a new photo factory 2017/18/19

Posted by Mirko Böddecker in Building a new photo factory 2017/18/19, NEWS

Progress in March and April

In March and April we did not keep our hands inside our pockets as well. The electricians brought us lights in the new chemical production and connected the new machines. Because of increasing difficulties in finding plumbers we had to connect the wastewater pipes by...

Posted by Mirko Böddecker in Building a new photo factory 2017/18/19, NEWS

Setting up of the chemical production

Due to ongoing market consolidations on the side of chemical suppliers in recent years, we started a while ago to manufacture small lots of photochemistry entirely in our facilities. Medium sized batches were temporarily produced in our dispersion kettles in Switzerland. With the finishing of the...

Posted by Mirko Böddecker in Building a new photo factory 2017/18/19

Around the back

In the last weeks we have been building around the backside of the new building. Parking spaces have been built, a rainwaterdraining basin and further waste water piping. Inside of the building we have moved tons of machines and materials, and installed electrical, pressurized air,...

Posted by Mirko Böddecker in Building a new photo factory 2017/18/19, NEWS

First works on the coater

We started working on the coater and web. After 10 years of sleep the Agfa technology was woken up and adopted. Later we will merge her with Ilford´s Swiss technololy. The dry construction guys (actually a girl) finished the walls of the melting and coating control...

Posted by Mirko Böddecker in Building a new photo factory 2017/18/19

Progress during march

In march  most of the works took place inside the factory. We installed the new masterroll-coolhouse, started heating up the concrete floor to dry it and closed the wall to the old factory for fire protection purposes.  ...