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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:

U.S. auto sales up 3.6% in November –

DETROIT — After three straight monthly dips, U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 3.6 percent… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

Mitas Expands Harvester Tire Line With 5 New Sizes –

Mitas, part of Trelleborg Group, is extending its range of Cyclic Harvesting Operation (CHO) tires with two new sizes this month, and three additional sizes coming in the first quarter of 2017. Modern Tire Dealer

Toyo wins Georgia automotive supplier award –

ATLANTA—The Georgia Department of Economic Development has given Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing the Automotive Supplier of the Year Award in the inaugural Georgia Automotive Awards. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Falken WildPeak Meets 2017 Jeep Trailhawk as OE Fitment –

The WildPeak H/T01A 2 by Falken Tire Corp. is the original equipment tire fitment on the 2017 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. Modern Tire Dealer

TIA: Sign Up for Hands-On Earthmover and Farm Tire Service Training –

The Tire Industry Association (TIA will offer advanced hands-on training for technicians in the earthmover and farm tire service industries in 2017 in Florida and Iowa. Modern Tire Dealer – News

Zeon, Sumitomo to form SSBR JV –

TOKYO — Japan’s Zeon Corp. and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd are proceeding with… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

New Delinte A/S Performance Tire Is Offered in 84 Sizes –

Sentury Tire Americas new Delinte DS8 all-season performance tire is available in 84 sizes from 18- to 30-inch rim diameters. Modern Tire Dealer

Judges/Format Announced for MRTI $200K Scholarship Shootout –

Eighteen drivers prepare to head to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca next week for the Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $ 200K Scholarship Shootout. Modern Tire Dealer – News

New Bartec Diagnostic Tool Performs 3 Functions –

Bartec USA LLC’s new Tech200Pro diagnostic tool incorporates TPMS sensor testing and activation, tread depth measurement and tire pressure checks. Modern Tire Dealer

Zeon, Sumitomo Chemical agree on SSBR joint venture –

TOKYO—Zeon and Sumitomo Chemical are to proceed with plans to merge their solution styrene butadiene rubber businesses into a new joint venture, the companies announced Dec. 2. 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.
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