Q&A: Making the case for minimum air-permeability standards in tires

Q&A with Jeffrey Valentage* of ExxonMobil Chemical Co. about the company’s push for the introduction of minimum regulatory requirements for air-pressure retention in tires.

ERJ: What is the current status of ExxonMobil’s efforts to have minimum air-retention properties made mandatory in various world regions?

JV: There is a lack of awareness at the regulatory level about the significant effect air retention can have on tire performance and of the wide variation in performance between tire brands.

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