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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. duties would impact Shandong Province – RetreadLife.com

JINAN, China — Shandong Province, home to about 70 tire manufacturers, would be seriously impacted if U.S. anti-dumping tariffs… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


OTC releases battery tester and app – RetreadLife.com

OTC, a Bosch Automotive Service Solutions brand, has introduced a pocket-sized battery tester that offers near-instant battery, charging and starting system test results with a technician’s iOS or Android device. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Michelin earnings up, sales down – RetreadLife.com

PARIS — Michelin Group reported a 23.1-percent jump in net income in the first half of fiscal 2014 despite a 4.8-percent drop in… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


CTDA scores with soccer tournament – RetreadLife.com

More than 200 people — including business owners, players, families and friends — attended the California Tire Dealers Association’s (CTDA) third annual soccer tournament held recently in Los Angeles. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Yokohama breaks ground on marine products plant – RetreadLife.com

TOKYO—The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. held a groundbreaking ceremony in June for its new marine products plant, located at the Kabil Integrated Industrial Estate near the east coast of Indonesia’s Batam Island. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


1H results: Michelin increases income by 23% – RetreadLife.com

Groupe Michelin posted net income of 624 million euros on net sales of more than 9.6 billion euros for the first half ending June 30, 2014. That compares to income of 507 million euros on sales of more than 10.1 billion euros for the first half of 2013. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


ITC backs Toyo design patent claims – RetreadLife.com

CYPRESS, Calif. — The U.S. International Trade Commission has issued limited exclusion orders and cease-and-desist orders against eight… Tire Business – RSS News Feed


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Yokohama supplies tires to new Lexus NT – RetreadLife.com

Two Yokohama tire lines have been selected as original equipment on the new Lexus NX, the first Lexus premium compact crossover SUV. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Latin American tire expo eyes 2015 – RetreadLife.com

The 2014 Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo in Panama City, Panama, is over. It wrapped up on Friday, July 25. All that’s left is to report on the activities — and look forward to next year’s event. Modern Tire Dealer – 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.