Amerityre submits polyurethane car tire for federal testing

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Amerityre Corp. is submitting prototype polyurethane car tires to an independent lab for testing to determine if the tires comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109.

The standard, which is applicable to new pneumatic tires, specifies tire dimensions and laboratory test requirements for bead unseating resistance, strength, endurance and high speed performance. It also defines tire load ratings and specifies labeling requirements for passenger car tires.

"We have devoted a lot of time and effort these past few weeks trying to get to the point where we felt we could submit tires to the lab," says Richard Steinke, Amerityre's CEO and president.

Amerityre introduced its "air, no-air" tire system, also known as ARCUS, in November 2003. For more information on Amerityre, visit its Web site at

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