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STL will host Tire Technology program

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STL will host Tire Technology program

Standards Testing Laboratories (STL) will host “Tire Technology 2013” Oct. 15-17 at the company's Massillon, Ohio headquarters, a two-and-a-half-day educational program providing a basic yet comprehensive overview of the tire industry's technology.

Subjects covered will include compounding and manufacturing, tire and wheel design and construction, tire testing and evaluation, materials, tire nomenclature and application. It is designed to benefit attendees ranging from those seeking general knowledge of the design, construction, materials and performance of tires to advanced tire engineers.

Automotive and tire experts in the fields of engineering, engineering mechanics and vehicle dynamics, and chemistry will lead the seminar. With many years of relevant industry service, these professionals will cover tire testing, design and research, engineering and compounding, product development and advanced concepts.

The seminar will include discussion on regulatory and legislative activity and major service issues facing the industry today, as well as an overview of wheels: their types and how they are manufactured and tested. Topics of special interest related to performance include a session on accident reconstruction and forensic studies led by personnel from Trans Tech, STL's investigative sciences division.

Deadline for registration is Sept. 23. Registration is $975 and includes admission, all materials, three luncheons, an evening banquet and refreshments throughout the course. A block of rooms has been reserved at a local hotel. Interested parties can register online or call (800) 833-8547 to request a form.

STL says it is the world's largest independent testing facility for tires, wheels and related automotive components. Through its four divisions, STL provides the rubber and automotive industries with dynamic laboratory testing, static and physical testing, fleet testing, test machines, specialized photographic and video services and consulting services.

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