Andrew Schunk [email protected] See All Staff Page Recent Stories USTMA, USGS collaborate on research into 6ppd alternative The USTMA and U.S. Geological Survey are partnering on a joint research project aimed at evaluating potential alternatives to the antioxidant 6ppd for use in tires. Tire makers sued by fishing groups over 6ppd use Two fishing associations have filed a lawsuit against 13 of the world's largest tire manufacturers, seeking 'immediate injunctive relief' against the use of 6ppd in tire production. David McCall succeeds late Conway as USW International president David McCall will succeed Tom Conway as president of the United Steelworkers International, following Conway's death Sept. 25. United Steelworkers union head Tom Conway dies at 71 "Solidarity wasn't just a word to Tom; it was a way of life," USW International Secretary-Treasurer John Shinn said. Tire industry continues transition toward virtual development The push toward sustainability is not abating, and time-to-market, like safety, remains critical for tire manufacturers. As such, tire modeling is gaining traction at all levels of tire development—from manufacturing to fatigue and cold-weather testing. Fishing groups join tribes in demanding 6ppd ban The non-profit Earthjustice is demanding an immediate ban on the tire additive 6ppd — this time on behalf of the Institute for Fisheries Resources and the Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman's Associations. Goodyear workers in Mexico approve industrywide union Goodyear workers at the San Luis Potosi, Mexico, plant voted for an independent union. Wages and benefits will increase for the 1,144 tire manufacturing workers at the factory. Tribes, non-profit ask EPA to ban tires with 6ppd The non-profit Earthjustice, on behalf of a coalition of three Native American tribes, has filed a petition with the U.S. EPA demanding an immediate ban on the manufacture and sale of tires containing 6ppd. California sets 6ppd rule, USTMA to mobilize research The marching orders have been issued by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control for tires containing 6ppd, and the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association mobilization to find an alternative for the antidegradant continues. Mexico court rules for union in Goodyear labor rights case The U.S. Department of Labor and the Mexican government sided with an independent union in a labor rights case at a Goodyear tire factory in Mexico. Michelin expanding high-tech materials business with $764 million acquisition Michelin is looking "to become a global leader in high-tech engineered fabrics and films" with the pending purchase of Paris-based Flex Composite Group. Bridgestone's Potenza tire showcases supercar potential For those who spend their Sunday afternoons cornering at more than 100 mph in their Porsche 911 Turbos, the aftermarket just opened up for tires.