6PPD is an antioxidant and antiozonant that helps prevent the degradation and cracking of rubber compounds caused by exposure to oxygen.
The goal is to educate drivers on the importance of everyday tire maintenance as a part of general road safety.
A new report from the US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) shows opportunities to expand end-use tire markets and improve tire recycling rates to keep pace with annual scrap tire generation. The 15th 2021 Scrap Tire Management Report found that markets consumed 71 percent of annually generated scrap tires in 2021, down from about 76 percent reported in 2019. This
On behalf of its 12 member companies, the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) submitted formal comments in support of the proposed rulemaking by California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to list 6PPD in tires as a priority product in the state’s Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program. USTMA highlighted four primary points in its formal
The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) kicked off its annual tire safety awareness campaign, National Tire Safety Week, last week, which ran from June 27– July 3. This initiative was intended to educate consumers, motorists and fleets about tire care, safety and maintenance. U.S. tire manufacturers recommend drivers check tire pressure at least monthly, regularly check
The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association announced that it supports the proposed rulemaking released by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control to designate 6PPD in automobile tires as a priority product for review under the state’s Safer Consumer Products green chemistry program. USTMA and its member companies recommended adding 6PPD to the Priority Products Work Plan immediately
The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) projects total U.S. tire shipments of 340.2 million units in 2022, compared to 335.2 million units in 2021 and 332.7 million units in 2019. Compared to 2021, Original Equipment (OE) shipments for passenger, light truck and truck tires are expected to increase by 6.2%, 4.4%, and 6.3% respectively, with
The first in-person event for many since the pandemic, the Tire Industry Association‘s 2022 OTR Conference saw a year of record attendance at this year’s event in Destin, Florida. In its 67th year, the OTR Conference mixed educational sessions and fun with industry peers as attendees were able to gain a deeper understanding of the
As the Biden administration begins implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) is urging congressional leadership to continue working on tire policy and related transportation sustainability initiatives. While the IIJA includes several provisions that would advance scrap tire markets and improve the resiliency of the nation’s infrastructure,
Replacement shipments for passenger, light truck and truck tires are expected to increase 31.1 million units from 2020.
The USTMA says it has been engaged in the infrastructure discussions on Capitol Hill since May when the association first issued a letter to Congressional leadership to outline its priorities in an infrastructure package
USTMA’s November forecast represents a significant improvement of nearly 19 million units from the 2020 volume it forecasted in July.