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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:


Michelin loan program celebrates milestone – RetreadLife.com

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Michelin North America’s Michelin Development subsidiary, which provides business loans to upstart businesses in the U.S. and Canada, has made its 100th loan. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Arnott has new air strut for Mercedes-Benz – RetreadLife.com

Arnott Inc. has introduced a new, not remanufactured, aftermarket front right or front left air strut for the 2007 to 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (X164 Chassis) with Airmatic and ADS plus the 2005 to 2011 ML-Class (W164 Chassis) with Airmatic and ADS (excluding the ML63). Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Goodyear rallies NASCAR fans to support troops – RetreadLife.com

CONCORD, N.C. — Goodyear, exclusive tire supplier of NASCAR’s three major national series, is rallying NASCAR fans to support members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Goodyear supports troops with branded tires – RetreadLife.com

For the sixth straight year, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., is rallying NASCAR fans to support members of the U.S. armed forces through its “Goodyear Gives Back” charitable program benefiting the Support Our Troops organization. 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


Kolon pleads guilty in Kevlar trade secrets case – RetreadLife.com

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — South Korean industrial firm Kolon Industries Inc. has pleaded guilty to… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Bridgestone TBR plant hits 25-year milestone – RetreadLife.com

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations is commemorating 25 years of operations at its commercial truck and bus radial (TBR) tire manufacturing facility in Warren County, Tenn. The plant, which produced its first tire in May 1990, now provides work for more than 1,000 people and manufactures approximately 9,000 TBR tires each day. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Pirelli reports increase in operating, net income – RetreadLife.com

MILAN, Italy—Pirelli & C. S.p.A. reported increased operating and net income for the quarter that ended March 31 on 6.5 percent higher sales. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Kenda expands Klever line – RetreadLife.com

Kenda USA has added the Klever S/T for sport and crossover utility vehicles to its Kenda Klever line. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Monro buys Car-X franchise biz – RetreadLife.com

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has acquired the Car-X Tire & Auto retail auto service brand — comprising 146 franchised locations in 10 states — and will continue to operate the business as a franchise. 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.