December 8, 2011

EFRA seeking tire additive manufacturers

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EFRA got in touch with us to ask the different brands of tire additives, who wish to have their product approved for use at EFRA gas on road events next year, to send them samples of their product for testing. At the recent AGM, EFRA made the use of tire additive legal at 1/8th and 1/10th scale gas on road events but they wish to ensure that the treatments used are not volatile or toxic, hence the need for pre approval.

Dear Sportfriend,

At the last EFRA AGM the decision was made to allow tire treatment in a controlled way for 1/10th and 1/8th Track. With ”controlled” we mean that tire additives can be used as long as they are not volatile and toxic. Verification will be done with EFRA equipment at the major races that is capable of indentifying volatile and toxic products (most proberly equipment from RAE) at the entrance op the pitlane. Who ever comes with tires to the pitlane that alarms our equipment will be send back to change his tires.
We also made an agreement that the organizer of an EFRA event must do everything to create grip as much as possible, making the need and use of tire treatment less or even ”zero”.

We also promised to make a list with tire additives that are allowed.

So if you are selling a tire additive product that is not volatile and not toxic you are kindly requested to send us a sample so we can check it. According to the European Regulations you must also have a Material Safety
Datasheet ( MSDS ) from the product you are making or selling. So together with your product we need that Datasheet  as well.
Once approved it will be put on the list.
Be aware that during the season we will constantly try to check approved products to make sure that they confirm to the sample that you have send us.

Samples have to be send to the following address before January 31st 2012:

Franky Noens.
Pastoor Coplaan 51
2070-B Zwijndrecht

Source: EFRA []


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