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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:

Joseph Pehanick Sr. of East Bay Tire Dies –

Joseph Pehanick, the former owner of East Bay Tire Co. of Fairfield, Ca., died Nov. 20, 2015, at his home. He was 86. Modern Tire Dealer – News

ZC Rubber Sets Up Subsidiary in Brazil –

ZC Rubber Group Co. Ltd. has established a subsidiary in Brazil. ZC Rubber Brazil Importation and Exportation (ZC Brazil) is located in San Paulo, the largest city and the economic center of Brazil. Modern Tire Dealer

Lehigh continues rapid expansion of MRP applications –

CLEVELAND—Lehigh Technologies, manufacturer of micronized rubber powders, is rapidly expanding both its applications and its business, according to one of its executives. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Bridgestone Closes In on Purchase of Pep Boys –

Bridgestone Americas Inc. is one step closer to acquiring Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack. The waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976 (HSR Act), as amended, has been terminated with respect to the cash tender offer by Bridgestone’s wholly owned subsidiary, TAJ Acquisition Co., to purchase all of the outstanding shares of  Pep Boys. Modern Tire Dealer

Global Retread Symposium: U.S. Retreaders Are Not Alone in Dealing With Tier 4 Imports –

Retread industry leaders and professionals from around the world gathered at the 2015 Global Tire Expo’s first Global Retread Symposium to discuss retread issues that cross international boundaries and impact the industry as a whole. Modern Tire Dealer – News

SMP Releases 220 Parts for TechSmart –

Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has added 220 part numbers to its TechSmart line of engine control products. Modern Tire Dealer

Editorial: Going green can make green for rubber firms –

Talking sustainability seems to be a popular endeavor, but putting it into practice can offer its challenges. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Pirelli calls for special meeting Feb. 15 –

MILAN, Italy — Pirelli & C. S.p.A.’s board of directors has scheduled an extraordinary shareholders… Tire Business – RSS News Feed

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview –

The 2015 championship concludes at a venue that is very familiar to Pirelli: the spectacular Yas Marina circuit at Abu Dhabi, which has been used for testing and a pre-season launch by the Italian firm, including the world’s first wet-weather test run at night. Modern Tire Dealer

Bridgestone-Pep Boys deal clears HSR period –

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Inc.’s bid to buy Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack has… 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.
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