BASF Chrome Extra II - 1989 - EU
*PLEASE NOTE, THESE ARE PURE CHROME TYPE 2 CASSETTES - IF YOU HAVE A DECK CALIBRATED TO FERRO COBALT TYPE 2 (LIKE TDK SA) YOU WILL NEED TO CALIBRATE TO THESE CASSETTES TO GET THE BEST RESULTS*
Many cassettes say "Chrome POSITION", but don't use chrome tape at all.
DuPont developed the first Chromium Dioxide "Chrome" tape and patented the technology.
Most of the other manufacturers didn't want to license it, so their Type II tapes are cobalt doped ferric, hence Chrome POSITION.
Now, pure chrome tapes didn't perform well in a lot of Japanese decks, especially those without level and bias adjustments. These decks were usually calibrated to a Japanese tape like the TDK SA.
This is one of the last "pure chromes" BASF made. The shell, looks like a cheapo clear one, but this is a very heavy, well made, interesting shell with distinctive ridges.
All in all, one of the last truly great 100% BASF cassettes.
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 Chrome Extra II - 1991 - US
Made in France