Fuji was a Japanese tape manufacturer made famous after they stopped producing reel to reel tapes, and primarily for their excellent cassettes and of course, photographic film. In the 1970s the company flirted with the reel to reel tape market and released a line of tapes throughout the 1970s – the FM, FG and FB Series. The FM was a type 2 (low noise) tape similar to Maxell’s LN, the FG similar in performance to type 3 (high output) tapes like Maxell’s UD or TDK’s Super Dynamic, and finally the FB was equivalent in quality to back coated type 4 (+3 ) tapes like Maxell’s UDXL or Sony’s ULH. according to our research, they only produced tapes in the LP thickness.
These tapes are relatively rare on the ground and difficult to find in volume, so we sell them refurbished in small quantities. Just like their cassettes, their quality is very high, and we have not seen any sticky shed or squealing in any of our testing. They exited the market shortly after the release of their FB tape in the early 1980s. As a reel to reel tape fan back in the day, I never even know they produced reel to reel tapes until very recently.