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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:


Mesnac, Siemens team up to develop digital manufacturing – RetreadLife.com

QINGDAO, China—Mesnac Co. Ltd. and Siemens (China) Co. Ltd. signed a strategic partnership agreement in Qingdao recently to explore the field of a digital factory. Rubber News – RSS News Feed



Mustang stampede expected at SEMA Show – RetreadLife.com

DETROIT — Those attending the upcoming 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas will get their fill of tricked-out Ford Mustangs, as Ford Motor Co. Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Hoit will not tread lightly at Tread Lightly! – RetreadLife.com

Andrew Hoit, Falken Tire Corp.’s vice president of sales, has been appointed to the board of directors of Tread Lightly! The appointment was made on Oct. 7, 2014, at Tread Lightly!’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City, the company’s headquarters. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Anco brand returns as NHL’s official wiper blade – RetreadLife.com

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Anco Wipers brand is returning for a second year as the official wiper blade of the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 2014-15 season. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Cooper is testing tires made with guayule – RetreadLife.com

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has completed tire builds using rubber derived from guayule plants and new guayule-related materials. Tests suggest the product’s performance is at least equal to tires made of components derived from the Hevea rubber plant. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Total S.A. names new management team following CEO’s death – RetreadLife.com

PARIS—Total S.A., parent company of automotive rubber product supplier Hutchinson S.A., has picked a new management team to oversee the company in the wake of a plane crash in Moscow that killed its chairman and CEO earlier this week. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


Goodyear to test self-inflating tires on fleets – RetreadLife.com

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will begin testing its self-inflating tire system called Air Maintenance Technology (AMT) on U.S. trucking fleets in the next few months. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Trelleborg records stable operating profits, net sales – RetreadLife.com

STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Trelleborg A.B. posted stable operating profits and retained its operating margin at the same level as during the strong third quarter of 2013, according to President and CEO Peter Nilsson. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


NETSA awards $32,000 in scholarships – RetreadLife.com

The New England Tire and Service Association (NETSA) has distributed $ 32,000 in funds to 16 recipients of $ 2,000 scholarships for 2014. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


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.