MASSILLON, Ohio (June 2, 2006) — Standards Testing Laboratories (STL) recently presented an overview of U.S. tire industry standards to Chinese tire manufacturers in Quingdao, China.
During the presentation at the “Shandong Entry-Exit Inspection & Quarantine Bureau Technical Center,” Cheryl Schnuth, STL vice president of marketing and technical sales, discussed U.S. regulatory agencies, current regulations, revisions to existing tire standards, tire pressure monitoring systems as well as tire and wheel testing machinery. STL was selected to give the presentation because of the company's familiarity with U.S. tire testing.
“China has many regulations in place, both mandatory and recommended, that are similar to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards as well as the ECE standards,” Ms. Schnuth said. “STL is taking a leading role in educating and assisting the Chinese manufacturers in conforming to these exacting guidelines.”
More than 100 tire manufacturer representatives attended the presentation.