ETRMA commences label-related retread study
The European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association reports it has begun an assessment into the viability of extending the EU Tyre Labelling Regulation to retreaded tyres in 2016. The study is a cooperative effort undertaken together with retreading specialists from the European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation, and according to a statement released by the ETRMA on 2 May, it is being carried out so the association can effectively contribute to future policy actions.
Retreaded tyres account for around 40 per cent of Europe’s replacement truck tyre market. Through its involvement in the assessment, the ETRMA aims to represent the interest of the hundreds of retreading companies throughout the region, many of which are SMEs whose economic viability represents an “important element for the European environmental and industrial future.” The association notes that its members, together with hundreds of franchised or licensed retreaders, collectively represent approximately 80 per cent of the retreaded tyre volume sold in the European market.