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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:

Toyo sues Toyomoto for trademark infringement –

CYPRESS, Calif.—Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiaries are suing Japan Toyomoto Tire Corp. and its affiliates for infringing the Toyo trademark. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Counterfeit tires make their way into the U.S. –

What do fake Louis Vuitton handbags, Rolex watches, “vintage” Bordeaux wines and Pegasus Advanta SUV tires have in common? They are all counterfeit, according to Consumer Reports. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Toyo recalling 175,000 LT/SUV tires –

CYPRESS, Calif.—Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Tenneco unveils shocks for lifted trucks/SUVs –

Tenneco Inc.’s Rancho brand has released a larger RS5000X shock series for lifted trucks and sport utility vehicles. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

U.S. drivers eschew winter tires –

NASHVILLE — Only about one in five American drivers who live in the U.S. snowbelt will be riding on winter tires this season, according to… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

Chinese tire importers disappointed in U.S. duties decision –

AKRON—Importers/marketers of Chinese-sourced passenger and light truck tires are collectively “disappointed” in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to impose countervailing duties on consumer tires imported to the U.S. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

BKT opens new OTR headquarters –

BKT Tires Inc., a subsidiary of Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT) is opening a new Americas headquarters for OTR tire sales and services in Brentwood, Tenn. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Pirelli’s 2015 tires make their debut –

At the final in-season test of the year, held straight after the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Pirelli’s 2015 tires were seen for the first time – although there were no dedicated Pirelli test days, with each team concentrating on its own independent program. Modern Tire Dealer – News

Trelleborg shows more radials in Mexico –

Trelleborg Wheel Systems continued its push of radial tire technology in Mexico, and demonstrated its radial tires at the Expo Agroalimentaria from Nov. 11-14 in Irapuato, Mexico. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

TB Web news to resume after holiday –

AKRON — Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, Tire Business will not be posting news stories on its website Nov. 27 or 28. 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.