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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:

Horizon adds mileage and road hazard warranty –

Horizon Tire Inc., a California-based importer and distributor of tires and wheels, is introducing a mileage and road hazard warranty for its Antares and Rydanz passenger and light truck tire (PLT) lines. Modern Tire Dealer – News

New tire tracking system helps fleets –

SOLON, Ohio — Mobile Awareness L.L.C. has produced an advanced commercial tire… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

GCR Tires & Service exhibits at trucking show –

GCR Tires & Service, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, is exhibiting for the first time at The Great American Trucking Show (GATS). It is unveiling its new advertising campaign, “We See Things Differently.” Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

ITC sends mixed message in report on antidumping duties –

WASHINGTON—In the end, three commissioners of the U.S. International Trade Commission agreed that an upsurge of passenger and light truck tire imports from China were causing injury to the U.S. tire industry. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

New leader for Goodyear’s Asia Pacific unit –

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Chris Delaney president-elect of its Asia Pacific business unit. He joins the company on Aug. 24, 2015, and assumes full responsibility for the business on Jan. 1, 2016. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Nova-BioRubber receives grant, signs R&D agreement –

ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia—Nova-BioRubber Green Technologies has signed an R&D agreement with National Research Council Canada to continue development of the Russian dandelion. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Atturo expands Urban All Terrain range –

Atturo Tire Corp. has added three sizes to the Urban All Terrain Trail Blade X/T: 275/45R22 112H XL; 305/45R22 118H XL; and 285/40R24 112H XL. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Some Chinese truck tires of inferior quality — but that’s changing –

AKRON — Recently a colleague emailed me to ask: “Have you seen the latest list of SmartWay-approved low-rolling-resistance commercial vehicle tires? The number has doubled since the previous version! Tire Business – RSS News Feed

Michelin extends warranty for BFG truck tires –

Michelin North America Inc. has introduced an extended warranty for BFGoodrich brand commercial truck tires and casings, effective on claims filed on or after Sept. 1, 2015. Modern Tire Dealer – News

Bridgestone launches consumer tire website –

Bridgestone Americas Inc. has launched its newly redesigned website for Bridgestone-brand passenger and light truck tires, 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.