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Marangoni rationalises European tread range

Marangoni rationalises European tread range

11th June 2019 | 0 Comments

With the launch of its latest range of pre-cure treads, Marangoni Retreading Systems has fully integrated its European product lines. The new range only includes two brands – PRL and Unitread – and Marangoni says this will lead to a “significant reduction of the complexity previously caused by product overlaps.”

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Continental re-emphasises partnership with ContiTread cold retreaders

Continental re-emphasises partnership with ContiTread cold retreaders

11th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental reports that it is “further enhancing its support services to strengthen its partnership with ContiTread cold retread shops”. This development is being led by John Cox, Global Head of Technical Services Retread and will centre on the enhancement of support services.

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Vipal releases improves DV-RT4 tread

Vipal releases improves DV-RT4 tread

19th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Brazilian retreading specialist Vipal Rubber has introduced a new version of its DV-RT4 line, and states that the pre-cured tread includes improvements stemming from the company’s ongoing efforts towards greater efficiency and profitability for end users. As a result of the changes made to the DV-RT4 tread, it is now also recommended for regional use as well as highway transport.

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Bridgestone celebrates 10th anniversary of Bulldog acquisition

Bridgestone celebrates 10th anniversary of Bulldog acquisition

28th September 2015 | 0 Comments

10 years after Bridgestone bought Bulldog, the retreading market is a different place. A decade ago passenger car retreading was still going on (albeit some way from its peak). At the same Chinese tyres were present, but in nowhere near the current quantities – and in some cases they were being sold at the same or higher prices they are now. On top of this many more retreading operations were running than there are today.

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Goodyear releases new UniCircle retread

7th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Goodyear has released announced the release of the company’s G186 MSA (mixed-service, all-position) UniCircle retread, which features spliceless UniCircle Technology. The G186 MSA UniCircle boasts three zig-zag circumferential grooves for extra all-season traction, a long-wearing compound for increased tread life, and other features.

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Goodyear adds new retread sizes to KMax portfolio

Goodyear adds new retread sizes to KMax portfolio

9th April 2015 | 0 Comments

The KMax range of mileage-oriented truck tyres from Goodyear has been extended with the addition of several retreaded products. New arrivals include a pair of KMax sizes in the TreadMax mould cure line-up and two pre-cure treads for Goodyear’s UniCircle portfolio.

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Pre-Q Galgo launches super-single tread

25th March 2015 | 0 Comments

Galgo, the Mexico-based tread rubber producer, has developed a super-single tread design. According to the company, the tread offers high mileage on highway applications for trailer axles, “providing the carrier a great savings in fuel consumption thanks to its low rolling resistance technology”.

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Vipal expanding across Europe

Vipal expanding across Europe

17th March 2015 | 0 Comments

UK warehouse an example of retread supplier’s broader growth At the end of 2014, Brazilian retreading material supplier Vipal reported that it had opened a UK distribution centre in the East Anglian port of Felixstowe. However, the recent opening is more than just an example of an expanding operation in one European market, rather it […]

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Michelin buffs away loss-making Laurent pre-cure business in Germany

Michelin buffs away loss-making Laurent pre-cure business in Germany

28th October 2014 | 0 Comments

Weak demand and aggressive competition has led to seven-figure losses at the Laurent Reifen retreading plant in Germany, and in response the Michelin-owned company has decided to close its pre-cure retreading operations and lay off almost a quarter of its workforce. But it is questionable whether this measure will suffice to halt the flow of red ink required to write the firm’s balance sheet in recent years; apparently the complete closure of the Laurent Reifen site near Berlin has already been internally discussed.

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Marangoni consolidates, adds to tread ranges

Marangoni consolidates, adds to tread ranges

9th July 2014 | 0 Comments

Upgrades and extensions to several of Marangoni’s pre-cure tread ranges are now complete; Marangoni Retreading Systems refers to the changes made to its PRL, PRL Kontur and Unitread cold pre-cured flat and concave strip lines as “simplifications” and says one benefit to arise is that it can now publish a single product catalogue that covers all three ranges.

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Pre-cure retreading a model for faster new tyre production

Pre-cure retreading a model for faster new tyre production

26th February 2014 | 0 Comments

One industry veteran opines that certain aspects of the retreading process will one day become widespread within the tyre business as a whole. During his presentation on future tyre production principles and methods, given at the Tire Technology Expo 2014 conference on 11 February, one point Jacob Peled raised was that tyre production using the pre-cure method lends itself well to the manufacture of new tyres, and can save a manufacturer time while also avoiding the bottlenecks currently experienced.

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Conti enlarges pre-cure tread portfolio

Conti enlarges pre-cure tread portfolio

26th November 2013 | 0 Comments

Ten new products are joining the ContiTread pre-cure retread portfolio. The first of these is the M+S marked LDR 1+ drive axle tread; fives sizes are available –205/75 R 17.5, 215/75 R 17.5, 225/75 R 17.5, 235/75 R 17.5 and 245/70 R 17.5. Continental says these treads are aimed at retreading partners catering to inner-city and regional hauliers operating light and medium-heavy trucks. Two new winter tyre treads have also been released.

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TRIB/RMA offering UK retread training

20th August 2013 | 12,345 Comments

US retreading association the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau is partnering with the Retread Manufacturers Association to offer a ‘Retread Workshop Practice’ course in the UK, commencing in September 2013. The correspondence based course includes two ‘mock’ exams to monitor progress during the periods of study, extending from September 2013 to May 2014, and a final exam, which can be taken at a local university or technical college.

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First all-new licensed ContiTread plant opens in US

23rd July 2013 | 12,345 Comments

On 19 July, the first all-new ContiTread licensed retreading facility in the US officially opened. The DLS Retreading plant, located in Fort Mill, South Carolina, will serve the retreading market in its home state with truck tyres retreaded with ContiTread flat pre-cure treads, and will also offer emergency road service, truck tyre service and new Continental and General-branded tyres. The 72,000 square foot (6,689 square metre) facility includes a 16,000 square foot retreading unit as well as 11 service docks. DLS Retreading is expected to employ 50 workers within four years.

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Million-milestone for Michelin retreading franchise

19th February 2013 | 12,345 Comments

US-based Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) retreader Allied Oil & Tire Company has reached the million-mark. The company, which is located in Omaha, Nebraska, opened the doors of its MRT plant in 1998, and upon celebrating the retreading of its one millionth commercial vehicle tyre plant manager Don Roberts commented that “this milestone speaks volumes about our commitment to customer satisfaction and producing industry-leading retreads.”

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