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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:

EnPro finalizes deal to purchase air springs business –

LONGVIEW, Texas—The sale of ContiTech A.G.’s North American air springs business to EnPro Industries Inc. has closed. Rubber News – News

Freudenberg-NOK to expand Indiana operation –

MORRISTOWN, Ind.—Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies will expand its automotive sealing facility in Morristown by 20,000 square feet. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

TB online taking a break for the 4th –

AKRON — For the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Tire Business’ website will be taking a brief hiatus starting on July 3. Tire Business – RSS News Feed

ExxonMobil offers new route to EPDM seal compounds –

BRUSSELS—ExxonMobil Chemical has developed what it says is a novel approach for formulating its Vistalon EPDM compounds for automotive sponge weatherseals. Rubber News – News

Tweets you may have missed –

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

U.S. sees jobs gains; unemployment rate falls again –

WASHINGTON — Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 jobs in June 2015, and the unemployment rate inched… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

ASA-backed parts bill introduced in Mich. Senate –

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Bill 430, which would forbid insurers from specifying the vendors auto repairers may… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

Alliance hires ag product mgr. –

WAKEFIELD, Mass. — Alliance Tire Americas Inc. has hired an Australian tire industry veteran… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

More Toyo personnel moves after seismic issue –

Personnel changes at Toyo Rubber & Tire Co. and reorganizational shifts continue following the company’s acknowledgement of falsified data for faulty earthquake shock absorbers that were installed in 154 buildings. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Vibram acquires Quabaug –

CONCORD, Mass.—After decades of working together, Vibram USA has acquired longtime partner Quabaug Corp. 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.