IMI granted patent for XACTBalance

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International Marketing Inc. (IMI) has been granted a patent for XACTBalance, a lead-free, active wheel weight that adapts to changing tire and driving conditions.

The heart of XACTBalance lies in the dynamic media housed within its flexible thermoplastic cartridge, the company says. This media moves and adjusts to changing conditions as the tire rotates, targeting the exact location of the imbalance and correcting it. The result is a precise and long-lasting balance.

The product also was recognized at the 2005 Specialty Equipment Market Associaiton (SEMA) Show last November in the show’s first-ever International New Product Awards.

"This is confirmation of more than a decade of research and hard work that has gone into developing a product like XACTBalance,” says IMI President Bob Fogal Jr. "It's also great to have this type of international recognition, which is always helpful when trying to introduce an innovative product like XACTBalance to a global audience."

Winners of the SEMA International New Product Awards were selected by a panel of international journalists who reviewed over 1,000 new automotive products introduced at the trade show. Each journalist chose 10 products based on style, performance, and other factors, which were then recognized as award winners.

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