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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:


Deadline for Executive of the Year nominations Oct. 31 – RetreadLife.com

The deadline to nominate a deserving candidate for Rubber & Plastics News’ Rubber Industry Executive of the Year award is Friday, Oct. 31. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Centric Parts releases 2015 brake catalog – RetreadLife.com

Centric Parts has released its 2015 Brake Systems Catalog with more than 550 new listings for import and domestic vehicles from model years 2010-2015. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Malaysian MotoGP debrief with Masao Azuma – RetreadLife.com

In sweltering conditions at Malaysia’s Sepang Circuit last Sunday, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won his twelfth race of the 2014 season ahead of the determined Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo who finished in second and third place respectively. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Two ‘black’ quarters in a row for Goodyear – RetreadLife.com

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. posted net income of $ 161 million on net sales of $ 4.6 billion for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014. That compares to income of $ 166 million on sales of $ 5 billion for the same period last year. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


FIRST PERSON: Finding the Achilles heel – RetreadLife.com

SOMEWHERE IN BAJA, Mexico — I’ve had my share of flat tires throughout my 40-plus years of automotive piloting — Ever tried to change a tire in the dark in a snowstorm with a bumper jack? — but none as memorable as the one I got a few… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Where’s Wando? BKT opens warehouse in S.C. – RetreadLife.com

BKT Tires Inc.’s new warehouse in Wando, S.C., is open for business. The first shipments of BKT OTR tires arrived at the warehouse in September and began shipping to dealers this month. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Deere specs Michelin’s Tweel as OE fitment – RetreadLife.com

LOUISVILLE—Michelin North America Inc. has expanded the range of its Tweel airless radial tire for skid steers and disclosed its first original equipment fitment for the tire/wheel unit, with Deere & Co. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Bridgestone Americas names Higgins consumer tire div. pres. – RetreadLife.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. ― Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has hired T.J. Higgins as president of the Consumer U.S. and Canada… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Goodyear’s 3Q numbers in N.A. vary – RetreadLife.com

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s third-quarter sales in North America decreased 6% compared to the previous year. The nearly $ 2.1 billion total represented 44.1% of the company’s total net sales. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Future Tire: Supply-chain, recycling challenge sector – RetreadLife.com

BRUSSELS — The European tire industry is becoming increasingly challenged by sustainability and supply-chain issues, according to Peter Taylor, chairman of… 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.