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The making of flat precure treads

Continental takes you on a tour of our ContiLifeCycle retread rubber plant.


Retread Plant Tour

This video features a tour of a modern retread plant detailing the retread process from start to finish. Video Rating: 4 / 5 Some recent retread auctions on eBay:


Hercules tire earns SmartWay verification – RetreadLife.com

The Ironman I-370 EcoFT open shoulder drive tire from Hercules Tires is now SmartWay verified for low rolling resistance, as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay technology program. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Legal experts divided on Goodyear bribery settlement – RetreadLife.com

WASHINGTON — Legal experts are divided as to the significance of the agreement reached between Goodyear and the U.S…. Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Cooper promotion rewards shoppers – RetreadLife.com

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is offering consumers a Visa prepaid card worth up to $ 70 for purchases of qualifying tires. Cooper’s “Spring Event” consumer promotion runs through April 15, 2015. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Conti eyes continued growth in ’15 – RetreadLife.com

HANOVER, Germany — Continental A.G. is projecting a 9-percent sales gain and an operating margin of at least 10.5 percent… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Former Firestone President Brodeur dies at 87 – RetreadLife.com

PALM SPRINGS, Calif.—Leon R. Brodeur, former Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. president and vice chairman, died Jan. 29 at his home in Palm Springs. He was 87. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Vipal adds office in Italy for growing market – RetreadLife.com

Vipal Rubber Corp. is adding a new trade operation in Europe, this time in the town of Bologna in northern Italy, in response to its growing market in Italy. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Former Firestone President Brodeur dies at 87 – RetreadLife.com

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Leon R. Brodeur, former Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. president and vice chairman, died Jan. 29 at his home in Palm Springs. He was 87. Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Michelin creates tubes for farm tires – RetreadLife.com

Michelin North America Inc. is introducing a lineup of tire tubes for agricultural, implement and compact line equipment. Michelin Tubes, designed to fit all tires, are made of 100 percent butyl rubber in a seamless design that can prevent splitting or puncture after installation. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Hybrid vehicle service offers opportunities – RetreadLife.com

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Automotive service businesses that aren’t taking advantage of the growing hybrid vehicle market may want to get a jump start on entering that arena — before they get tossed in unprepared. Tire Business – RSS News Feed


CTP changes name to Carlstar Group – RetreadLife.com

CTP Transportation Products LLC has changed its name to the Carlstar Group LLC. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


According to the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau, retreaded truck tires represent a savings of over $3 billion dollars annually for truckers and trucking companies in North America. For most fleets, tires represent the second largest item in their operating budget, right after labor and fuel costs.