Retread Life - The Information Exchange For Retread Professionals

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:

Titan OKs a half-cent dividend for 3Q –

The board of directors of Titan International Inc. has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $ .005 (one-half cent) per common share for the third quarter of 2014. The cash dividend is payable Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, to stockholders of record on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Video: Intralox introduces DARB Sorter S4500 –

Rich Eberly, account manager at Intralox LLC, and his team introduce their DARB Sorter S4500 at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference for Tire Manufacturing in Akron. Intralox was one of about 100 exhibitors at ITEC. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

TB EDITORIAL: Competition calls for rethinking –

AKRON — At first blush it sounded like the one thing to not tell an auditorium full of tire dealers. Tire Business – RSS News Feed

Toyo creates ‘Carve Your Adventure’ contest –

To celebrate the release of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.’s rugged Open Country R/T all-terrain tire, the company has launched the Toyo Tires Carve Your Adventure photo contest on its Facebook page. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

A new tariff would last longer than 3 years –

Before you know it, a tariff will be placed on consumer tires being imported from China. But when will you “know” it? And how long will it last? Modern Tire Dealer – News

Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic tees off Sept. 18 –

For years, Yokohama Tire Corp. has utilized football, basketball and baseball as the backbone of its sports marketing program. This year, it has added golf, specifically women’s golf. Modern Tire Dealer – Suppliers – News

Zeon’s capacity upgrade bolstering firm’s success –

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The automotive industry continues to be one of the driving forces of Zeon Chemicals, which is a year removed from completing a capacity upgrade at its plant in Louisville. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Black’s Tire raises nearly $86,000 for charity –

The 14th Annual Black’s Tire & Auto Service Charity Golf Tournament raised a record $ 85,934 for the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. Modern Tire Dealer – News

Evonik completes silica expansion at Pa. facility –

CHESTER, Pa.—Evonik Corp. has completed its 20,000 metric ton expansion at its precipitated silica site in Chester. Rubber News – RSS News Feed

Pirelli tires experience high-speed extremes in Monza –

At last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo – the winner of three grands prix this year – reached 362.1 kph (while slipstreaming) on the main straight: the highest top speed that will be clocked in 2014. At the speed Ricciardo recorded, the wheel is rotating around 2800 times every minute, or just under 50Read the Rest…

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.