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Goodyear introduces high load TreadMax trailer tyres

Goodyear introduces high load TreadMax trailer tyres

Wednesday 19th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Increased permissible weights for commercial vehicles in Europe is driving demand for high load truck tyres, and in response Goodyear has launched new mould cure retread High Load (HL) trailer tyres. The new retreads are the TreadMax KMAX T HL and TreadMax SP246 HL, both in size 385/65R22.5.

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Working hand-in-hand: Obo Tyres anticipates synergies with Magna Tyres Group

Working hand-in-hand: Obo Tyres anticipates synergies with Magna Tyres Group

Thursday 13th April 2017 | 0 Comments

While spent revellers slept or nursed New Year’s hangovers and the well-meaning scribbled out resolutions they’d struggle to keep for a week, let alone a year, on 1 January Obo Tyres began something more significant. The first day of 2017 was also the Dutch retreader’s first as member of the Magna Tyres Group. The acquisition of Obo was announced shortly before the festive season got under way, and the new arrangement enables Magna, a specialist in the field of new off-highway and truck tyres, to offer its range as a full lifecycle portfolio. The benefit to Obo Tyres is measurable in terms of access to new markets, improved casing supply and the opportunity to develop new and qualitatively superior products.

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Bandag Marks 60th Anniversary with “Built for Better” campaign

Bandag Marks 60th Anniversary with “Built for Better” campaign

Wednesday 12th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Bandag is marking its 60th anniversary with the launch of a new global campaign that aims to “reinvigorate the retread category.” The retreading specialist, which has been a business of Bridgestone Americas and part of Bridgestone Corporation since 2007, is introducing its “Built for Better” platform to unite the Bandag brand globally and to position retreads as an “innovative, sustainable business solution for fleet customers of any size.”

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Obituary: Former Bulldog chairman Mike Edwards

Tuesday 11th April 2017 | 0 Comments

It is with sadness we report that Mike Edwards, final chairman of Bulldog Remoulds Ltd prior to it joining Bridgestone, died on 8 April, aged 78, after a determined battle against cancer.

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B&J Rocket adds to Airbot range

B&J Rocket adds to Airbot range

Monday 27th March 2017 | 0 Comments

B&J Rocket’s Airbot buffing tools are now available with a diameter of 76mm in addition to the existing diameters of 50, 100 and 150mm.

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Conti Hybrid drive axle tyre available as hot-retreaded ContiRe tyre

Conti Hybrid drive axle tyre available as hot-retreaded ContiRe tyre

Wednesday 15th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Continental has made its versatile Hybrid HD3 commercial vehicle tyre available as a ContiRe hot retread in sizes 295/80R22.5, 315/70R22.5, and 315/80R22.5. The retread has the same rubber compounds as the new tyre in both the tread and the sidewall, and retains the new tyre’s low weight, optimised rolling resistance and high ride comfort.

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Giti Tire rebrands UK retreading programme Genesis ahead of CV Show launch

Giti Tire rebrands UK retreading programme Genesis ahead of CV Show launch

Friday 10th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Giti Tire has renamed its UK retread programme Giti Genesis as part of its European truck and bus rebranding project. Originally known as GT REE-Tread, the next-generation products will keep the continuity of hot cure bead-to-bead retread tyres only manufactured using Giti casings. Retreading will be conducted in partnership with a leading UK-based operation. Giti Genesis is available in two patterns: the GDR690 regional drive axle tyre is available in 295/80R22.5, 315/70R22.5 and 315/80R22.5; the GTR990 regional trailer tyre is offered in size 385/65R22.5.

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VT220: Vipal introduces another 3PMSF winter tread

VT220: Vipal introduces another 3PMSF winter tread

Tuesday 7th March 2017 | 0 Comments

Vipal Rubber has launched a new winter tread in European and Northern Hemisphere markets. Called the VT220, the tread is 3PMSF certified and suited to medium and long-haul use.

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Bandvulc receives Tructyre strategic partner award

Bandvulc receives Tructyre strategic partner award

Wednesday 1st March 2017 | 0 Comments

After 10 years of collaboration, Tructyre has acknowledged Bandvulc’s position as a “strategic partner” in its business. In 2014 Tructyre embarked on an aggressive three-year business plan following on from their acquisition of P K Commercial Tyres in 2012. According to Tructyre, when the plan was instigated it was key that their strategic partners were on board. With 10 years of partnership behind them, Tructyre reports that “the relationship has flourished even further in the last three years with proactive initiatives in distribution, product (launch of Tructyre’s Re-Trak range), tyre management and service.”

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Continental and Bandvulc management comment on integration process

Continental and Bandvulc management comment on integration process

Friday 24th February 2017 | 0 Comments

It is no secret that Continental and Bandvulc have been working together for decades. So it was also no surprise to learn that the subject of a possible takeover arose as long as 12 years ago. However, the round of talks that resulted in the sale agreement were instigated by Bandvulc managing director Patrick O’Connell during a meeting at the CV show in 2013. In the two or so years that followed the two firms say they grew together before a final deal was completed in July 2016.

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Tyre Equipment Company exhibiting at Commercial Vehicle Show

Tyre Equipment Company exhibiting at Commercial Vehicle Show

Thursday 16th February 2017 | 0 Comments

The Commercial Vehicle Show will see The Tyre Equipment Company (TEC) return to the NEC in Birmingham in order to showcase a selection of commercial tyre changing tools and equipment from Ken-Tool, as well as other products from the TEC range between 25 and 27 April 2017.

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Marangoni announces Retreading Systems price rise

Monday 13th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Prices for rubber retreading materials sold by Marangoni’s Retreading Systems division will increase by four to eight per cent, depending on product category, in all European markets invoiced in euros. Prices will also rise in non-euro countries such as the UK, however at a different rate. The new price structure will be implemented this month.

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Kraiburg entrepreneur Peter Schmidt dies at 85

Kraiburg entrepreneur Peter Schmidt dies at 85

Friday 10th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Kraiburg Group is mourning the passing of highly esteemed shareholder Peter Schmidt. From 1954 to 1999 he participated actively in the company’s operations and as a member of the management board he implemented numerous decisions that shaped the company’s history.

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Däcknor AB becomes Marangoni retreading partner

Däcknor AB becomes Marangoni retreading partner

Friday 10th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Marangoni Retreading Systems has a new retreading partner in Sweden, Däcknor AB.

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Tyre Derived Fuel reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Australia

Thursday 9th February 2017 | 0 Comments

A new report prepared for Australian Tyre Recyclers Association (ATRA), “Carbon Value Proposition, Resource Recovery using Tyre Derived Fuels”, states that replacing one tonne of black coal with one tonne of TDF can save emissions of up to 1.05 tonnes of CO2-e into the atmosphere.

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