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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:


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Monro buying Tire Choice stores – RetreadLife.com

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Monro Muffler Brake Inc. has struck a deal to buy 35 Tire Choice & Total Car Care stores in Florida, allowing… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Chinese tire tariffs may surpass 60% – RetreadLife.com

Would you believe a 60% tariff? That is a possibility, according to a report by Exane BNP Paribas. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


31 Inc. has multi-application TPMS sensors – RetreadLife.com

31 Inc. says its MultiPro multi-application TPMS sensors are an out-of-the-box solution that come pre-programmed, ready to use (just like an OE sensor), and there is less inventory to stock. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Apollo hires a chief technology officer – RetreadLife.com

Apollo Tyres Ltd. has appointed Dr. Seshu Bhagavathula chief technology officer (CTO). He will spearhead the company’s global initiatives on passenger and truck tire technology, research and new product development. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Titan suffers loss in second quarter – RetreadLife.com

QUINCY, Ill.—Titan International Inc. fell $ 24.9 million into the red in the quarter ended June 30 on 11.7 percent lower sales, which Titan attributed to slower demand and uncertainty in its key markets. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Titan suffers a $20.5 million loss in 2Q – RetreadLife.com

Titan Internaltional Inc. posted a net loss of $ 20.5 million on net sales of $ 523.7 million for the its second quarter ended June 30, 2014. That compares to net income of $ 23.2 million on sales of $ 593.3 million for the same period last year. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Rubex Group strengthens JV with workshops – RetreadLife.com

MOSCOW—Rubex Group and Nilos’ joint venture in conveyor belts was strengthened with the launch of training workshops. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Date and location set for Tyrexpo 2015 – RetreadLife.com

Tyrexpo 2015 will take place in San Jose, Costa Rica, April 29-May 1, 2015. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


TBC expands Sumitomo brand offerings – RetreadLife.com

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.—TBC Corp.’s wholesale division is expanding its Sumitomo brand offerings with the introduction of seven new sizes to its Touring LS broad line touring program. 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.