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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:


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


Continental to supply tires for GM SUVs – RetreadLife.com

Continental Tire the Americas LLC (Continental) will supply CrossContact LX20 tires in size 275/55R20 for six General Motors Co. (GM) 2014 sport utility vehicle models. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Continental to supply tires for GM SUVs – RetreadLife.com

Continental Tire the Americas LLC (Continental) will supply CrossContact LX20 tires in size 275/55R20 for six General Motors Co. (GM) 2014 sport utility vehicle models. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Tenneco expands line to cover domestic vehicles – RetreadLife.com

Tenneco Inc. has expanded its line of Monroe OESpectrum shock absorbers and struts to cover virtually all domestic and foreign nameplate passenger vehicle models. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


GM lawsuit poses danger to future bailouts, Treasury said – RetreadLife.com

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury said confidential information it received in the bailout of General Motors Co. should stay secret, otherwise at-risk companies… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Hercules adds 5 sizes to Terra Trac D/T – RetreadLife.com

Hercules Tires has added five sizes to its popular Hercules Terra Trac D/T line. The premium, multi-purpose commercial traction tire is designed for a range of on- and off-road applications. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Chinese imports distort U.S. shipment trends — Goodyear’s Kramer – RetreadLife.com

AKRON — The specter of elevated tariffs on consumer tires from China starting next year already is distorting the normal supply-and-demand relationship in the U.S. Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Falken opens distribution center in Illinois – RetreadLife.com

Falken Tire Corp. has opened a distribution center in Joliet, Ill. The facility will service tire dealers in the Chicago area metroplex and across the Midwest and into central Canada. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Triangle to unveil two tires at SEMA – RetreadLife.com

Triangle Tyre Co. Ltd. will showcase two new passenger tires for the U.S. market at booth #40203 at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas. Modern Tire Dealer – News


ITA extends application period for Manufacturing Council – RetreadLife.com

WASHINGTON—The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration has extended until Nov. 14 the deadline for applying for membership in the ITA’s Manufacturing Council. 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.