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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:


Amerityre cuts net loss as sales improve – RetreadLife.com

BOULDER CITY, Nev.—Amerityre Corp. cut its net loss by a third in the quarter that ended Dec. 31 to $ 128,465 on 7 percent better sales. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Nitto’s social responsibility includes filmmaking – RetreadLife.com

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. says Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. has produced a documentary film, titled “Japanese Hero of the Andes: The Life of Yoshitaro Amano,” as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility activities. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Titan’s Taylor optimistic despite difficult 2014 – RetreadLife.com

QUINCY, Ill.—Titan International Inc. suffered net and operating losses last year on 12.4 percent lower sales, but Maurice Taylor Jr., chairman, CEO and president, is confident the leaner firm will be back in the black. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Goodyear CEO to headline 2015 World Rubber Summit – RetreadLife.com

SINGAPORE—Goodyear’s chairman and CEO will discuss current and emerging trends shaping the global tire and rubber industries at the World Rubber Summit, to be held March 24-25 in Singapore. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Yokohama signs 5-year soccer sponsorship – RetreadLife.com

The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. and the English Premier League’s Chelsea Football Club have signed a five-year sponsorship agreement, beginning in July 2015. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Apollo launches recruitment drive in Hungary – RetreadLife.com

GYONGYOSHALASZ, Hungary—Apollo Tyres Ltd. has begun its recruitment drive in Hungary for its planned greenfield facility at Gyongyoshalasz. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Automechanika goes to Saudia Arabia in 2016 – RetreadLife.com

Automechanika is going to Saudia Arabia in 2016. Automechanika Jeddah will be held Jan. 26-28, 2016, in the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Nitto’s social responsibility includes filmmaking – RetreadLife.com

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. says Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. has produced a documentary film, titled “Japanese Hero of the Andes: The Life of Yoshitaro Amano,” as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility activities. Modern Tire Dealer – News


BKT names new U.S. president – RetreadLife.com

Balkrishna Industires Ltd. (BKT) is naming a new president for BKT Tires USA Inc. following the resignation of Carl Casalbore. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Barcelona Formula One testing times and compounds – RetreadLife.com

First of four testing days ended at 6pm in Barcelona (Spain). Following an overcast start in the morning, afternoon ambient temperature was up to 16°C, asphalt to 18°C. Modern Tire Dealer – News


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.