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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:


Organizers Put the North American Tire & Retread Expo on Hold – RetreadLife.com

Due to lack of support, the organizers of the North American Tire & Retread Expo (NATRE) are rethinking the exposition format of the show. As a result, plans to hold the expo in Nashville, as previously announced, have been put on hold. Modern Tire Dealer


Organizers Put the North American Tire & Retread Expo on Hold – RetreadLife.com

Due to lack of support, the organizers of the North American Tire & Retread Expo (NATRE) are rethinking the exposition format of the show. As a result, plans to hold the expo in Nashville, as previously announced, have been put on hold. Modern Tire Dealer – News


ITRS Signs Tire Management Program Licensee – RetreadLife.com

International Tire Repair Solutions Inc. (ITRS) has signed LaSalle, Quebec-based RTS RingTread Systems Inc. as a C2G repair facility. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Trump administration rolls out tax reform proposal – RetreadLife.com

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has released an outline for tax reform that, among other things, calls for sharply lower taxes for both corporations and individuals. Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Raw Material Costs Hit Cooper Tire Hard in the 1Q – RetreadLife.com

Rising raw material costs significantly affected Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s financial results for the worse in the first quarter of 2017. Modern Tire Dealer


Sumitomo requests inconsequential noncompliance on truck tires – RetreadLife.com

WASHINGTON—Sumitomo has submitted a petition for a decision of inconsequential noncompliance on 138 commercial truck tires. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Philips Upgrade Headlight Bulbs Are Available in 3 Ranges – RetreadLife.com

Philips upgrade headlight bulbs from Lumileds LLC feature advanced technology designed to put more light on the road and enhance the beam pattern compared to standard halogen bulbs. Modern Tire Dealer


Orion sets bar high after strong 2016 – RetreadLife.com

KINGWOOD, Texas—2016 was a very good year for Orion Engineered Carbons, setting the company on a path in 2017 toward establishing its long-term goals. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Russian Grand Prix Preview – RetreadLife.com

The Sochi Autodrom is one of the longest circuits in Formula One and circumnavigates the 2014 Winter Olympic venues as well as sharing just over 1km with public roads. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Toyo Adds F-Load Range Tires to Open Country Line – RetreadLife.com

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. is adding F-load range tires to the brand’s Open Country line of light truck products to meet the needs of late model truck owners and dealers. Modern Tire Dealer


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.
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