Michelin opposes minimum tread depth standard change

McCarron, Kathy
April 2008
Rubber & Plastics News;4/7/2008, Vol. 37 Issue 18, p4
Trade Publication
The article reports that Michelin North America Inc. has said that increasing the minimum legal tread depth to 4/32-inch from 2/32-inch is not a good idea because of the negative environmental impact. Moreover, increasing the minimum tread depth will raise societal costs, including manufacturing, purchasing and recycling of an estimated 65 million additional tires.


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