BOULDER CITY, Nev. (April 23)—Amerityre Corp. received word April 23 that its prototype polyurethane car tires have complied with the test requirements for Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109, applicable to new pneumatic tires.
The standard specifies tire dimensions and laboratory testing requirements for bead unseating resistance, strength, endurance and high-speed performance; defines tire load ratings; and specifies labeling requirements for passenger tires.
Richard Steinke, Amerityre president and CEO, said "passing the test requirements is the first credibility threshold Amerityre must cross before it can further advance its polyurethane tire technology."
He also acknowledged that Amerityre is well aware that additional testing will be required to show the tires can meet new standards under FMVSS, which will take effect in 2007. "However, passing the current standards shows our technology works and we are confident the new standards will be met as well," Steinke said.