AKRON—Smithers has added an important accreditation to its ISO resume, especially as far its Winter Test Center in Brimley, Mich., is concerned.
The ISO 19447 testing certification means that the test center in the Upper Peninsula can measure, as a standard certification, the relative ice grip performance of passenger tires.
"There is building demand for ISO 19447 testing right now, and very few companies who offer it," said Eric Pierce, principal Engineer at the Winter Test Center. "That's largely due to the fact that ISO 19447 requires a prepared surface and a fairly extreme winter environment.
"At Smithers, we have the experience to prepare the specialized surface required for ISO 19447 and the ideal environment, putting the latest ice grip test methodology right at our clients' fingertips."