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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:

BKT sponsors Monster Jam tour –

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) announced that it is the official tire sponsor of the American Monster Jam show touring Europe. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Rubber product deficit jumps again in 2013 –

WASHINGTON—The rubber product trade deficit ended 2013 on a down note, ensuring that the sector’s trade shortfall would once again post an annual gain. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

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AC Milan’s season starts with Toyo on board –

Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. is planning to take full advantage of its 2014 Premium Sponsorship agreement with AC Milan. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Lanxess forges ahead with restructuring plan –

COLOGNE—Lanxess A.G. is pressing ahead systematically with its realignment, unveiling a three-phase program that ultimately will result in the consolidation of 14 business units to 10, effective in 2015. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Higher operating profit, lower sales for Kumho –

SEOUL, South Korea—Kumho Tire Co. Inc. reported a higher operating profit of 9 percent for the quarter ended that June 30 on 10.5 percent lower sales. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

South China to build JV truck tire plant –

ANHUI, China — South China Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. has agreed to set up a joint-venture truck tire factory in Hefei, Anhui… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

Momentive creditors move to accept bankruptcy plan –

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Some senior lenders to Apollo Global Management L.L.C.’s Momentive Performance Materials Inc. said they want to change their vote on the chemical company’s bankruptcy plan to “yes” so they can collect a cash payment. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Cooper reports value of Chinese plant –

Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. reports the fair market value for its Chinese plant to be US $ 440 million at the current exchange rate. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

PERSONNEL MATTERS: Judge finds bias in female drivers’ training –

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A federal judge has ruled that a trucking company violated federal law by discriminating against female… Tire Business – 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.