ACE has extensive experience in tire, automotive, and rubber industry testing to help you ensure that your products meet high-performance demands and compliance requirements. Our technical sales team can help you design a study or a testing protocol to evaluate your materials accurately and efficiently – with expedited turnaround times available!
ACE understands compliance required by California Department of Toxic Substances Control and the Washington State Department of Ecology. ACE also was invited to the Collaborative Innovation Forum: Functional Substitutes to 6PPD in Tires.* Put this experience to work for you with ACE Laboratories testing.
*Hosted by the Sustainable Chemistry Catalyst, part of the art of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The Lowell Center is a leading academic center for action-oriented research, policy development, and collaborative initiatives focused on eliminating hazards in products, workplaces, and communities by promoting the development, evaluation and adoption of safer and sustainable chemistries, materials and products.
How ACE Will Test & Assess Your Alternative to 6PPD
Initial Screen Process Takes Just 5 Weeks or Less
After preliminary discussions of your project, goals and objectives, ACE will:
Mix your tire compounds (tread and sidewall)
Place these compounds in ozone chambers
Put them under performance conditions
Test dynamic properties
Do the toxicology assessment
Complete the initial screening process in 5 weeks
Do all the steps needed before prototyping
Contact ACE to discuss how to begin this process so that you can get a jump on …
The 6PPD-Quinone Controversy
6-PPD is a chemical used to protect car tires from ozone. However, when rainwater washes it into freshwater, 6PPD degrades into 6-PPD quinone, a contaminant studies link to mass deaths of salmon in the Pacific Northwest of the United States..
Industry research and development teams race to create an alternative that is environmentally safe, partnering with ACE to leverage our tire and rubber industry expertise. ACE also shares the latest, most reputable 6PPD research and in one convenient archive below.
Getting on the California Alternative Assessment List
That’s the goal – to produce an alternative compound that meets all the criteria to be selected for the California Alternative Assessment list. Our strong partnership with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control and the Washington State Department of Ecology is integral to developing products that meet a wide range of requirements.