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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:


IPA releases new type of pliers – RetreadLife.com

Innovative Products of America Inc. (IPA) says its new product, the 14-inch-long Mantus Tight Access Tool, surpasses the reach of the industry’s longest available needle nose pliers. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Trelleborg makes it easy to buy forklift tires – RetreadLife.com

Trelleborg Wheel Systems Americas Inc. recently launched its Interfit USA website. It is designed to help consumers 1) buy forklift tires and 2) make sure they fit properly. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Singapore Grand Prix – Practice Sessions – RetreadLife.com

With 23 corners, Singapore is the track with the most twists and turns of the year, and the same is likely to be true when it comes to the story of the race. Although the grand prix is held at night, ambient temperatures and in particular humidity is extremely high, as was the case during free practice this evening. AlongRead the Rest…


CMA addresses incorrect sidewall markings – RetreadLife.com

Double Coin Holdings LLC and and its American subsidiary, China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA), have notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of non-compliant sidewall markings on certain Double Coin branded radial truck and bus tires. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


OTHER VOICES: Tire demand doesn’t match plans for new factories – RetreadLife.com

AKRON — Like most of life, the tire industry tends to run in cycles. Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Toyoda Gosei opens plastic parts company in Central Mexico – RetreadLife.com

TROY, Mich.—Toyoda Gosei North America Corp., a subsidiary of Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd., has opened a manufacturing company in Central Mexico to meet strong car production in the region. Rubber News – RSS News Feed


BFG truck tire website gets upgrade – RetreadLife.com

Michelin North America reports that BFGoodrich Truck Tires has redesigned its website with the help of its customers who were asked what features would be most valuable to help them better manage their business. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Ware joins Nitto sales team – RetreadLife.com

CYPRESS, Calif. — Longtime tire industry veteran Bruce Ware has joined Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. as vice president of sales and operations. Tire Business – RSS News Feed


House bill proposes tougher auto safety rules – RetreadLife.com

WASHINGTON — House Democrats have introduced another bill to toughen federal auto safety laws after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration came under more criticism by U.S. Tire Business – RSS News Feed


Nitto adds two tires to the Grappler line – RetreadLife.com

The new Terra Grappler G2 and the Exo Grappler AWT bring a tread wear warranty and severe snow service certification to the Grappler line of all-terrain tires from Nitto Tire USA Inc. 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.