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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:


Commerce initiates probe of China, India, Sri Lanka OTR tires – RetreadLife.com

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce has initiated an antidumping and countervailing duty investigation of… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


TBR Tire Tariff Hearing Is Set for Feb. 19 – RetreadLife.com

A preliminary hearing has been set for Feb. 19, 2016, as part of the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) anti-dumping and countervailing investigation of truck and bus tires imported from China. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


3M completes sale of polyurethane business – RetreadLife.com

ST. PAUL, Minn.—3M has completed the sale of the assets of its Pressurized Polyurethane Foam Adhesives business, formerly known as Polyfoam, to Innovative Chemical Products Group. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Lee Takes Over as CEO of Kumho Tire Co. in Korea – RetreadLife.com

Han-Seob Lee is the new CEO of Kumho Tire Co. Incorporated. Formerly chief of sales officer, Lee succeeds Chang-Kyu Kim. Modern Tire Dealer


TBC Is Building a Larger Warehouse in Tennessee – RetreadLife.com

TBC Corp. plans to relocate its Memphis, Tenn., warehouse to a new 1.5-million-square-foot facility 20 miles away in Rossville, Tenn. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Six companies join PTDA – RetreadLife.com

CHICAGO—Six companies have joined the Power Transmission Distributors Association. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Cooper Has 2 New Tires for the Chinese Market – RetreadLife.com

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s Asian subsidiary has introduced an ultra high performance sport utility SUV tire and an all-terrain sport utility 4×4 tire for the Chinese market. Modern Tire Dealer


ContiTech names head of Air Springs unit – RetreadLife.com

HANOVER, Germany—ContiTech A.G. has appointed Claus Peter Spille as the head of its Air Spring Systems business unit. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Cooper Has 2 New Tires for the Chinese Market – RetreadLife.com

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s Asian subsidiary has introduced an ultra high performance sport utility SUV tire and an all-terrain sport utility 4×4 tire for the Chinese market. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Ford Introduces Bag-in-a-Box Packaging for Oils and Transmission Fluids – RetreadLife.com

Ford Motor Co. has added bag-in-a-box packaging for six oils and two automatic transmission fluids to the Motorcraft product line. 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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