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Vacu-Lug becomes Hankook Alphatread UK retread partner

Vacu-Lug becomes Hankook Alphatread UK retread partner

Monday 18th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Vacu-Lug has become the new retread manufacturing partner for Hankook in the UK. The company signalled its new status by including the manufacturer’s Alphatread retreading brand on its stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show (24-26 April, Birmingham NEC), coinciding with the beginning of production of the Alphatread bead-to-bead retread truck tyre range at the Vacu-Lug factory in Grantham.

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Vacu-Lug begins manufacturing Hankook’s Alphatread range

Vacu-Lug begins manufacturing Hankook’s Alphatread range

Monday 18th June 2018 | 0 Comments

Vacu-Lug has begun production of Hankook’s Alphatread truck tyre range at its factory in Grantham, Lincolnshire. The bead-to-bead retread tyre range is designed for medium haul fleets, and consists of four sizes. For drive axles, the R-DH05 is available in 295/80R22.5, 315/80R22.5 and 315/70R22.5 and for trailer axles, the R-TH22 is available in 385/65R22.5.

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Truck tyre tariffs to end Chinese import tsunami

Truck tyre tariffs to end Chinese import tsunami

Friday 11th May 2018 | 0 Comments

The EU’s decision to implement import tariffs on Chinese-produced truck tyres marks a sea-change in both the truck tyre market in general and European governments’ approach to the subject in particular. As of the 8 May 2018, truck tyres produced in China and imported into the UK have become between 52.85 euros and 82.17 euros per tyre more expensive than before. And what’s more, with product registration having begun back in February 2018, such charges look likely to be backdated to February on tyres already sold. This cannot fail to have an enormous impact, but what exactly will it mean for the truck tyre sector?

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Directa Plus collaboration: graphene to boost Marangoni retreading performance

Directa Plus collaboration: graphene to boost Marangoni retreading performance

Monday 23rd April 2018 | 0 Comments

The performance of Marangoni retreading products is expected to benefit from a new strategic collaboration between Marangoni and Directa Plus plc, a leading producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and industrial markets. Under the terms of the agreement, both Marangoni and Directa plus will work together to develop a bespoke version of the Directa’s Graphene Plus (G+) for use in Marangoni truck and bus tyre retreading compounds.

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Lukatec launches ROI-Tread HS 6011 cushion gum extruder

Lukatec launches ROI-Tread HS 6011 cushion gum extruder

Friday 20th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Brazilian retreading machinery manufacturer Lukatec has launched its latest cushion gum extruder, the ROI-Tread HS 6011 and has also introduced two further models, the Compact 6007 and 6005. These new products join the ROI-Tread M, 100M, 200M and 300M in the Lukatec range.

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Vipal Rubber showing new treads, tyre monitoring platform at The Tire Cologne

Vipal Rubber showing new treads, tyre monitoring platform at The Tire Cologne

Tuesday 17th April 2018 | 0 Comments

During the four days of The Tire Cologne, Vipal rubber will introduce two new treads. These are the VM729 and VDE2. The retread manufacturer comments with pride that both treads have very recently been granted 3PMSF ‘snowflake symbol’ certification.

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Global Retreading Conference comes to Tire Cologne

Global Retreading Conference comes to Tire Cologne

Thursday 29th March 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the latest additions to the Tire Cologne programme is the Global Retreading Conference. According to its organisers, the European retreading association BIPAVER, “the best experts from around the world, the most important technologies, trends and developments and the best cases from all important markets” will be discussed.

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VMI exhibiting retreading equipment at Tire Cologne

Wednesday 28th March 2018 | 0 Comments

VMI reports that it is paying special attention to retreading at Tire Cologne, taking advantage of the fact that the show has a dedicated retreading hall and the Global Retreading Conference running alongside it. Organized by Koelnmesse and the European retreading association BIPAVER, the global conference for the retreading industry will take place for the very first time in the context of The Tire premiere in Cologne.

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TRIB taking part in Tire Cologne

Tuesday 27th March 2018 | 0 Comments

From 29 May to 1 June 2018 the tyre industry meets for the first Tire Cologne. The US Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) will also be in attendance. Indeed, David Stevens, TRIB’s managing director, is giving a presentation entitled “Overview of the US retreading market and improvements in plant efficiency” as part of the Global Retreading Conference that is running alongside Tire Cologne. The Global Retreading Conference has been organised by the BIPAVER European retreading association.

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S Tyres Ltd goes hosted with CAM Cloud

Tuesday 27th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Cork-based S Tyres Ltd. is investing in CAM Cloud to host its Cameo POS, stock, billing and ledgers system. According to the company, hosted Cameo will provide the Republic of Ireland’s premier Bandag agent with a managed service that ensures quality, hassle-free maintenance of its server and backup solution. It will enable S Tyres to connect directly with key partners such as Bridgestone.

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ITRS buys Vulcan-Vulcap

Monday 26th March 2018 | 0 Comments

International Tire Repair Solutions (ITRS), a global distributor of tyre repair materials, has acquired Vulcan-Vulcap, a tyre repair and retread equipment manufacturer based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Vulcan-Vulcap specializes in curing equipment including section repair moulds, C clamps, spotters, retread equipment and the Vulcaflex OTR system.

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Kraiburg tests 29 designs for 3PMSF accreditation

Wednesday 14th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Kraiburg Austria is reports that another nine designs from the retreading specialist have successfully passed the 3PMSF test and are therefore approved as winter retreads with immediate effect. These are: K16, K26, K43, K45, K50, K51, K203, K204, K213. The tests were conducted by the Prüflabor Nord in January and February. As a result of the test a total of 29 Kraiburg patterns can be labelled with the 3PMSF pictogram.

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Marangoni deploys new compound system in Rovereto

Marangoni deploys new compound system in Rovereto

Monday 12th March 2018 | 0 Comments

A new compounding system will be installed at Marangoni’s plant in Rovereto, Italy. The retreading company says it is continually investing in technologies to meet the demand for improved compounds for the evolving tyre market, including advances for dosing, handling, management and checking of raw materials.

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Biomarsh Environmental fleet signs up with Vacu-Lug Tyre Management

Biomarsh Environmental fleet signs up with Vacu-Lug Tyre Management

Wednesday 21st February 2018 | 0 Comments

Leading tanker and environmental waste firm Biomarsh Environmental Ltd has signed a comprehensive tyre management contract with Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres. The deal is designed to provide nationwide support and aid compliance throughout the Biomarsh fleet.

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Retirement farewell for “European honorary retreader” Spuijbroek

Retirement farewell for “European honorary retreader” Spuijbroek

Monday 19th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Last Friday, friends and colleagues from the industry bade farewell to Ruud Spuijbroek, the “long-time helmsman” of European retreading association BIPAVER and secretary general of Dutch association VACO as he retired from his duties. At a valediction event in the town of Gernsbach, in Germany’s Black Forest, his successor at BIPAVER, Tim van der Rijken, and Hans-Jürgen Drechsler, technical secretary of the European association and managing director of German association BRV, acknowledged one last time Spuijbroek’s contribution to retreading in Europe.

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