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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:


Coast adds rechargeable penlights – RetreadLife.com

Coast Products has introduced a rechargeable focusing penlight designed for the close work performed by vehicle inspection and service technicians. Modern Tire Dealer – News


OTR plant is Bridgestone’s big U.S. investment – RetreadLife.com

Mining companies in the Americas will have better access to the tires they need to outfit their heavy haul trucks now that Bridgestone Corp. has expanded the manufacturing of giant radial OTR tires to the United States. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Hybrid Shop sells 38% equity interest to partner – RetreadLife.com

The Hybrid Shop LLC (THS) has sold a 38% stake in its hybrid and electric vehicle conditioning business to an equity partner. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Cardone releases parts guide – RetreadLife.com

Cardone Industries Inc.’s latest parts guide highlights new products and hard-to-find parts. Modern Tire Dealer – News


SMP redesigns e-catalog with searches, filters – RetreadLife.com

Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) introduces a new and improved e-catalog, featuring a redesigned interface and new search and filter tools. The e-catalog is mobile-optimized so it performs equally as well on the a desktop, tablet or mobile phone. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Tweets you may have missed – RetreadLife.com

In case you missed them, these are some of the most popular and newsworthy Tweets from the past week in the rubber manufacturing industry, compiled by Rubber & Plastics News. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Hybrid Shop sells 38% equity interest to partner – RetreadLife.com

The Hybrid Shop LLC (THS) has sold a 38% stake in its hybrid and electric vehicle conditioning business to an equity partner. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


AdvantaPure wins patent for technology – RetreadLife.com

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa.—AdvantaPure’s AdvantaPass, a clean room wall pass-through system designed to transfer fluids between clean rooms during pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical production, has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Government. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Cardone releases parts guide – RetreadLife.com

Cardone Industries Inc.’s latest parts guide highlights new products and hard-to-find parts. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Double Coin tires earn SmartWay verification – RetreadLife.com

The Double Coin RT600 and RR202 truck tires have met the requirements for the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Technology Program. Modern Tire Dealer – 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.