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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:


Environmental expert to speak at FWRG meeting – RetreadLife.com

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Jason Morrison, director of environmental services and senior environmental consultant for SevenGen, will serve as the speaker for the Fort Wayne Rubber Group’s second technical meeting of the year. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Conti launches BestDrive tire distribution, retreading business – RetreadLife.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — BestDrive L.L.C. is a new player in the North American commercial tire/retread distribution business, but its owner/operator has a familiar name: Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Bridgestone’s new Ecopia tire comes in 43 sizes – RetreadLife.com

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is releasing the latest tire in its fuel-efficient Ecopia tire line, the Ecopia EP422 Plus tire. The Ecopia EP422 Plus tire is engineered with a combination of light and strong materials for greater fuel efficiency, giving consumers an extra 20 miles per tank. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


ATD requests IPO be withdrawn – RetreadLife.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. (ATD) has requested that its proposed public offering be withdrawn, citing the acquisition of a… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


FDA issues warning against ‘latex free’ claims – RetreadLife.com

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a consumer advisory titled, “Don’t be Misled by ‘Latex Free’ Claims.” Rubber News – News


SpeeDee relaunches consumer website – RetreadLife.com

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — TBC Corp.’s SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service unit has relaunched a revamped consumer website. Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Goodyear to invest $135 million to expand Chinese plant – RetreadLife.com

LIAONING, China—Goodyear is expanding its four-year-old plant in Pulandian, Liaoning Province. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Malaysian Grand Prix – Practice Sessions – RetreadLife.com

The highest temperature seen on track last year was 57 degrees centigrade during the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend – and that record came close to being beaten today, with track temperatures in Sepang that peaked at 56 degrees in FP2. Modern Tire Dealer – News


MATS Report: Conti debuts General highway tires – RetreadLife.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. rolled out three General-brand highway truck tiresat the 2015 Mid-America… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


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


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.