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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:


Toyo sues Toyomoto for trademark infringement – RetreadLife.com

CYPRESS, Calif.—Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiaries are suing Japan Toyomoto Tire Corp. and its affiliates for infringing the Toyo trademark. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Counterfeit tires make their way into the U.S. – RetreadLife.com

What do fake Louis Vuitton handbags, Rolex watches, “vintage” Bordeaux wines and Pegasus Advanta SUV tires have in common? They are all counterfeit, according to Consumer Reports. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Toyo recalling 175,000 LT/SUV tires – RetreadLife.com

CYPRESS, Calif.—Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Tenneco unveils shocks for lifted trucks/SUVs – RetreadLife.com

Tenneco Inc.’s Rancho brand has released a larger RS5000X shock series for lifted trucks and sport utility vehicles. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


U.S. drivers eschew winter tires – RetreadLife.com

NASHVILLE — Only about one in five American drivers who live in the U.S. snowbelt will be riding on winter tires this season, according to… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Chinese tire importers disappointed in U.S. duties decision – RetreadLife.com

AKRON—Importers/marketers of Chinese-sourced passenger and light truck tires are collectively “disappointed” in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to impose countervailing duties on consumer tires imported to the U.S. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


BKT opens new OTR headquarters – RetreadLife.com

BKT Tires Inc., a subsidiary of Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT) is opening a new Americas headquarters for OTR tire sales and services in Brentwood, Tenn. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Pirelli’s 2015 tires make their debut – RetreadLife.com

At the final in-season test of the year, held straight after the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Pirelli’s 2015 tires were seen for the first time – although there were no dedicated Pirelli test days, with each team concentrating on its own independent program. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Trelleborg shows more radials in Mexico – RetreadLife.com

Trelleborg Wheel Systems continued its push of radial tire technology in Mexico, and demonstrated its radial tires at the Expo Agroalimentaria from Nov. 11-14 in Irapuato, Mexico. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


TB Web news to resume after holiday – RetreadLife.com

AKRON — Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, Tire Business will not be posting news stories on its website Nov. 27 or 28. 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.