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Ohio governor signs unsafe used tire legislation

  12/13/2018 - Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) applauds Ohio Gov. John Kasich who signed legislation to prohibit the installation of unsafe used tires that pose a risk to Ohio motorists. Sen. Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) and Rep. Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) sponsored the new law, which will impose a fine on a business that installs tires that exhibit any one of several unsafe conditions such as worn-out tread, visible damage or improper repairs. Additionally, installation of an unsafe used tire would violate the Ohio Consumer Sales Practice Act (Sec. 1345.03). The new law takes effect July 1, 2019. “USTMA applauds Governor Kasich for taking this important action to protect Ohio motorists from unsafe used tires”, said Anne Forristall Luke, USTMA president and CEO. “And we thank Senator Larose and Representative Sprague for their leadership and commitment to advancing motorist safety.” In addition to USTMA, the national trade association for U.S. tire manufacturers, all USTMA member companies, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Manufacturers Association, Ohio Conference of AAA Clubs, Ohio Tire and Automotive Association, the Property Casualty Insurance Association and the Tire Industry Association supported the legislation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that worn-out tires are three times more likely to be involved in a crash than tires with sufficient tread depth. NHTSA crash statistics indicate that about 738 fatalities are attributed to tire-related causes annually. USTMA research shows that more than 30 million used tires are available for sale nationally each year. The legislation does not ban all used tire sales. It targets used tires that have specific, well-established, unsafe conditions. Tires worn to 1/16th of an inch are worn-out and are dangerous because they no longer provide sufficient grip on the road, particularly under wet conditions. Tires with damage exposing steel belts or other internal components threaten a tire’s structural integrity. Improperly repaired tires can suffer loss of inflation pressure or have hidden damage that may contribute to tire failure. Tires with bulges indicate possible internal damage that can lead to tread separation.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Rubber Division, ACS now offering all training courses remotely - click to expand

GM to invest $300 million, add 400 jobs at Michigan plant for new Chevrolet electric vehicle - click to expand

Birla Carbon to increase base prices for all carbon black markets in North America - click to expand

Davis-Standard¹s global converting platform featured at ICE USA - click to expand

Global market for stabilizers forecast to reach $5.5 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Friday, March 22, 2019

TA Instruments introduces new Rheo-Raman accessory for the Discovery hybrid rheometer - click to expand

ARPM announces Innovation Symposium on April 18 - click to expand

YourMechanic adds Goodyear.com for tire sales and installation services - click to expand

Adhesive tapes market projected to reach $69 billion by 2022 - click to expand

Book of the day - Fatigue, Stress and Strain of Rubber Components, by Judson Bauman - click to expand

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Plastics & Rubber Technology Conference calls for abstracts - click to expand

Ace Products & Consulting hires business manager - click to expand

Yokohama Tire's mobile tire specs app for dealers wins iF Design award - click to expand

Global thermoplastic elastomers market size is forecast at $27.8 billion by 2026 - click to expand

TA Instruments analyzer tests for mechanical behavior of materials - click to expand

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Southeast Asia tire market projected to grow at a CAGR of over 7.5 percent through 2024 - click to expand

U.S. market for low rolling resistance tires forecast with a CAGR of 10.8 percent through 2028 - click to expand

Michelin launches Agilis CrossClimate tire for small business owners and commercial fleets - click to expand

Firestone Liberia to shed 800 jobs by April 2019 - click to expand

Safic-Alcan acquires Langley-Smith & Company - click to expand

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Cooper launches new long haul steer tire as part of its PRO Series commercial line - click to expand

Kraton to build Cariflex semi works latex unit in Brazil - click to expand

Mitsui Chemicals pursues applications for temperature-sensitive elastomer - click to expand

Nitrile butadiene rubber latex market forecast at $2.4 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Hankook Tire adds Nissan Altima to growing original equipment portfolio - click to expand

Monday, March 18, 2019

Cabot announces feedstock surcharge for all carbon black products sold in North America - click to expand

Continental announces largest organizational change in company history - click to expand

Global silane and silicone market was estimated at $14.4 billion in 2017 and is expected to hit $22.03 billion in 2025 - click to expand

Trinseo hosts one-day process safety workshop for undergraduate chemical engineering students in China - click to expand

Global mold release market forecast with a CAGR of 5.7 percent through 2023 - click to expand

Market Reports

Global automotive tire market forecast to grow with a CAGR of 6.3% through 2027 - click to expand

Global nitrile gloves market is expected to reach $3.30 billion by 2026 - click to expand

The synthetic latex polymers market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.41% through 2024 - click to expand

Global market for stabilizers forecast to reach $5.5 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Adhesive tapes market projected to reach $69 Billion by 2022 - click to expand

Global thermoplastic elastomers market size is forecast at $27.8 billion by 2026 - click to expand

The U.S. market for low rolling resistance tires forecast with a CAGR of 10.8% through 2028 - click to expand

South East Asia tire market is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 7.5% through 2024 - click to expand

Global silane and silicone market was estimated at $14.4 billion in 2017 and is expected to hit $22.03 billion in 2025 - click to expand

Nitrile butadiene rubber latex market forecast at $2.4 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global mold release market forecast with a CAGR of 5.7% through 2023 - click to expand

Global anti-tack agents market to reach $437.9 million by 2023 - click to expand

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