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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:


Pirelli’s Status as an OE Supplier Keeps Growing – RetreadLife.com

Is Pirelli OE-obsessed? You be the judge. Last August, Pirelli & Cie SpA introduced 110 original equipment fittings, a company record for one month. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Pirelli’s Status as an OE Supplier Keeps Growing – RetreadLife.com

Is Pirelli OE-obsessed? You be the judge. Last August, Pirelli & Cie SpA introduced 110 original equipment fittings, a company record for one month. Modern Tire Dealer


Pirelli’s Status as an OE Supplier Keeps Growing – RetreadLife.com

Is Pirelli OE-obsessed? You be the judge. Last August, Pirelli & Cie SpA introduced 110 original equipment fittings, a company record for one month. Modern Tire Dealer – News


Raben Aims to Boost Service Through New Customer Fulfillment Center – RetreadLife.com

Raben Tire Co. LLC has established a call center in Evansville, Ind., the city where the 28-store dealership is headquartered. The new Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) is designed to provide a consistent positive customer experience via phone and email. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


Injured sea turtle with 3D printed brace is growing, thriving – RetreadLife.com

SAN DIEGO—A 3D printed brace, combined with a neoprene weight pocket, is expected to let an injured sea turtle grow and thrive in the protected environment of the Birch Aquarium. Rubber News – News


Goodyear Launches Tire Maintenance Program for Shared Mobility Services – RetreadLife.com

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is launching an advanced tire maintenance pilot program with STRATIM, a San Francisco-based startup whose technology platform tracks, monitors and oversees fleet maintenance for tens of thousands of vehicles operated by more than 50 mobility services in more than 25 markets across North America. Modern Tire Dealer


Dalian Richon secures R.D. Abbott supply – RetreadLife.com

CLEVELAND—Maintaining product supply has been a challenge for some Chinese companies, as government environmental regulations regarding air and water quality have become stricter. R.D. Rubber News – News


Goodyear Launches Tire Maintenance Program for Shared Mobility Services – RetreadLife.com

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is launching an advanced tire maintenance pilot program with STRATIM, a San Francisco-based startup whose technology platform tracks, monitors and oversees fleet maintenance for tens of thousands of vehicles operated by more than 50 mobility services in more than 25 markets across North America. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News


New Jersey Sets Six Months to Comply with Lead Wheel Weight Ban – RetreadLife.com

New Jersey became the ninth state to enact a ban on lead wheel balance weights on Jan. 8, 2018, and has set a six-month window for compliance.  Modern Tire Dealer


TechForce, Arizona Science Center challenge next-gen techs – RetreadLife.com

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — TechForce Foundation and the Arizona Science Center teamed up recently for a CREATE event to foster future automotive technicians. 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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