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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:


Oops: MTD editor can’t blame the calculator – RetreadLife.com

Even with a calculator, Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich wasn’t able to do simple division in his last blog. His mistake “only” led to a difference of nearly 29 billion miles. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Hankook buys shares in car parts company – RetreadLife.com

Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. has purchased a majority stake in Korean car parts manufacturer Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp (HVCC). The purchase makes Hankook the second largest stakeholder in HVCC. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


DuPont to sell Neoprene unit to Japanese firm – RetreadLife.com

WILMINGTON, Del.—DuPont Performance Polymers has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Neoprene polychloroprene business to Denka Performance Elastomer L.L.C., a joint venture between Denka Kagaku Kogyo K.K. and Mitsui & Co. Ltd. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Toyo to celebrate 70th anniversary in 2015 – RetreadLife.com

Toyo Tire and Rubber Co. Ltd. will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the company’s founding in August 2015. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Smithers Group is relocating unit to Akron – RetreadLife.com

AKRON—The Smithers Group will be relocating its North American Information business unit from Portland, Maine, to Akron, and as a result will move more than 20 jobs to Ohio over the next year. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Michelin updates app to find truck dealers – RetreadLife.com

Michelin Americas Truck Tires upgraded its dealer locator app that offers drag and drop capability, type ahead functionality, more search options and one-click access to all key dealer information. The new app is designed specifically for ease of use while on the road. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


New flotation sizes continue an LT tire trend – RetreadLife.com

In just a few months, the Tire & Rim Association will release its 2015 Yearbook. In it you will find everything you want to know about available tire, wheel and valve sizing. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Brake Parts raises $150,000 for United Way – RetreadLife.com

Brake Parts Inc. LLC (BPI) raised more than $ 150,000 for the United Way of Greater McHenry County during its annual campaign drive that ran from early October through the end of November, says David Overbeeke, president and CEO of Brake Parts Inc. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Hankook invests in Korean auto supplier – RetreadLife.com

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Automotive supplier Visteon Corp. has agreed to sell its ownership stake in a South Korean… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Belle Tire opening 3rd Lansing store – RetreadLife.com

LANSING, Mich. — Belle Tire Inc. is opening a retail store in Lansing, its third in that community and 88th in Michigan. Tire Business – 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.