3BASF LH EXTRA I - 1985 - EUBASFs mid 80s Type 1.
Very well made and as good as any contemporary. BASF provided bulk tape to many duplicators at the time this cassette was in production, so you can be assured of the quality.
Note: The one single 60 Minutes tape has a very unusual pattern on its black shells. The sides have 1mm squares all around on the outside, while on in the inside it's a smooth finish with the label over it. It can be seen on the picture provided. Maybe it's common, but I have never seen it before. I can't tell if its a tape made in Brazil or made in Germany.
Note 2: The second set of 60 minutes tapes are made in Brazil with a full paper label pasted on either side of the shells.
Note 3: The 90 Minutes (B-Grade #013) have some blemishes on the wrappers. Still very clean and very collectible. Made in France. Generic picture shown.
Note 4: The regular 90 minutes tapes are Made in France and the wrappers are impeccable.
BASF SE is a German chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world. The BASF Group comprises subsidiaries and joint ventures in more than 80 countries and operates six integrated production sites and 390 other production sites in Europe, Asia, Australia, the Americas and Africa. Its headquarters is located in Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has customers in over 190 countries and supplies products to a wide variety of industries. Despite its size and global presence, BASF has received relatively little public attention since it abandoned manufacturing and selling BASF-branded consumer electronics products in the 1990s.
At the end of 2015, the company employed more than 122,000 people, with over 52,800 in Germany alone. In 2015, BASF posted sales of €70.4 billion and income from operations before special items of about €6.7 billion. The company is currently expanding its international activities with a particular focus on Asia. Between 1990 and 2005, the company invested €5.6 billion in Asia, for example in sites near Nanjing and Shanghai, China and Mangalore in India.
BASF is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, and Zurich Stock Exchange. The company delisted its ADR from the New York Stock Exchange in September 2007. The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.
BASF LH EXTRA I - 1985 - EU - Made in France, Brazil, or Germany