One of the world's great
photographic marques has been reborn.
here to be redirected to Adox FotoImpex of Berlin, Germany, who manufacture
and market photographic films, papers, chemistries, and equipment under the Adox
here to be redirected to the corporate identity page of Adox Fotowerke,
Inc., of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, which manufactures and markets products under
the Bluefire brand. Adox Fotowerke, Inc. of Calgary, who owns the Adox trademark
in Canada, has licensed the use of the Adox trademark in Canada exclusively to
Adox FotoImpex Berlin.
The original German company, Adox Fotowerke Dr. C. Schleussner
GMBH of Frankfurt am Main, was the world's first photographic materials manufacturer. Dr. Carl
Schleussner did pioneering work on the wet-colloidon process during the early
photography, and formed his
manufacturing company in 1860. Working with the physicist Roentgen, discoverer
of x-rays, Dr. Schleussner invented the first
The Schleussner family's photographic business
was always family-owned, and never achieved the size of
a Kodak or an Agfa. But they innovated steadily, creating a stream of new technologies.
The family held (and still has) leadership in medical diagnostics and industrial
coating. They created a stir in the photographic world with a completely new, high-sharpness, thin-emulsion
film which went on the market in 1952, the legendary Adox KB17. The new film
was a significant advance, and marked a turning point in photographic science.
After the Schleussner family sold its photographic holdings in 1962, the
trademark eventually fell into disuse.
Since 2003, Adox brand photographic goods
have been manufactured and sold worldwide by Adox FotoImpex, of Berlin,