The tire and rubber consulting team at Smithers has produced two webinars this spring.
Validating Tire Quality: Developing an Effective Quality Program for Imported Tires
Smithers Vice President of Technical Consulting Bruce Lambillotte
partnered with Chad Mowery
of Roetzel & Andress LPA to deliver a webinar on how tire importers and distributors are impacted by changes in the international tire supply chain. The webinar originally ran on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
On the webinar, Mowery reviewed importer liability and regulatory requirements and discussed how to prepare your business to address tire quality issues and any resulting legal liability. Lambillotte detailed standard practices for tire performance evaluation and analytical evaluation methods for tire construction. He also provided a walk-through of the process of designing a new tire qualification program and how to prioritize based on budget and unique circumstances.
The webinar is free and available for immediate download.
Tire Components 102: Tire Tread
In this one-hour webinar, the experts will deliver a deep dive into the tire tread. The team will discuss:
- What makes the tread unique among tire components
- How tire and tread performance factors are impacted by tread compound
- How tire and tread performance factors are impacted by tread design
- The tread development process
The team will also provide detail on different analytical, physical
, and whole-tire testing
methods for tire treads and share a sample tread testing program that tire manufacturers could use to measure tread performance.
The Smithers tire and rubber consulting team are contributing their expertise to this webinar: Vice President of Technical Consulting Bruce Lambillotte and Associate Consultant Brad Sellers.
The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, 2020, and is free to attend.
This webinar was developed as a follow-up to last year’s webinar, Tire Components 101: A Comprehensive Overview of the Building Blocks of a Radial Tire
. Both webinars aim to provide an introductory understanding of tire components to anyone in the industry, regardless of background, job role, or experience.