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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:


Car makers crossing over to tougher tires – RetreadLife.com

BRUSSELS—The tire industry is set to benefit from consumer trends in the automotive market towards the purchase of robust lifestyle vehicles, according to Tom De Vleesschauwer, director automotive long-term planning & sustainability at IHS… Rubber News – RSS News Feed


175,000 Toyo and Nitto tires are recalled – RetreadLife.com

Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. has announced a safety recall campaign on approximately 175,000 Toyo and Nitto brand tires intended for light trucks, SUVs and vans — including those used in commercial applications. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Pirelli announces new CEO for North America – RetreadLife.com

Pirelli Tire North America Inc. named new leadership to head its operations in North America, effective January 2015. Pierluigi Dinelli will be appointed CEO and chairman of Pirelli’s NAFTA region, replacing Paolo Ferrari, who will become CEO of the Pirelli Latin America region. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Pirelli announces new CEO for North America – RetreadLife.com

Pirelli Tire North America Inc. named new leadership to head its operations in North America, effective January 2015. Pierluigi Dinelli will be appointed CEO and chairman of Pirelli’s NAFTA region, replacing Paolo Ferrari, who will become CEO of the Pirelli Latin America region. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Continental launches two tire lines in India – RetreadLife.com

HANOVER, Germany—Continental A.G. has launched its newly developed ContiMaxContact MC5 & ContiComfortContact CC5 premium passenger car tire lines in India. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Tenneco unveils shocks for lifted trucks and SUVs – RetreadLife.com

Tenneco Inc.’s Rancho brand has released a larger RS5000X shock series for lifted trucks and sport utility vehicles. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Federal-Mogul has new Anco brand catalog – RetreadLife.com

Federal-Mogul Motorparts says its new Anco Wipers brand master catalog covers replacement blades and related Anco products for virtually any automotive, vintage, heavy-duty specialty and other application. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


UK tire report says growth expected by 2019 – RetreadLife.com

LONDON—A study of the United Kingdom’s tire market, published by Bharat Books on Nov. 21, suggests that by 2019 growth is expected in tire demand as the automotive industry is growing in the country. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


15.6% to 17.6% tariffs are effective immediately — and retroactive – RetreadLife.com

The United States Department of Commerce (DOC) has set additional tariffs on Chinese consumer tire imports. Based on the decision — which goes into effect immediately but can be reviewed at a later date — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is better off than Shandong Yongsheng Rubber Group Ltd. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Vee Rubber expands to support U.S. exports – RetreadLife.com

LAS VEGAS—Thailand’s Vee Rubber Corp. Ltd. is adding 10,000 units of daily capacity for passenger and light truck tires at its Bangkok, Thailand, plant to expand its ability to export, especially to the U.S. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


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.