Tag: retreading

Swedish concept partner Colmec plans further expansion

Swedish concept partner Colmec plans further expansion

Thursday 8th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Colmec is undoubtedly one of Europe’s largest retreaders. With annual production exceeding 150,000 retreaded truck tyres, the company is a market leader in Sweden – the company’s home market – and also active in Poland, Norway and Finland. The company’s full-offer concept has evolved over the years and now includes mould cure retreads, which are sold in the above four markets under the Colmec EcoTire brand name. As we learned from company owner Peter Eckerström and his management team during a visit to the Colmec retreading facility in Poland, which was recently expanded in collaboration with Kraiburg Austria, further changes are also on the way, including a potential entry into the large German market.

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TRM signs Shamrock to market Latitude retreading equipment in the US

Wednesday 24th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Italian retread equipment manufacturer TRM has developed a new line of automated retreading equipment for the US market and signed an agreement with Shamrock Marketing, Inc. of Louisville Kentucky to be the authorized dealer. The new line, called “Latitude”, is built around a robotic style buffing machine that is designed to minimize process time, cut labour, and increase consistency in buff texture. The equipment line will be officially launched in March 2018 during the Mid-American-Truck-Show in Louisville, KY with live demonstrations at Shamrock’s facility.

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Vipal praises Select Tyres

Vipal praises Select Tyres

Monday 22nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Many companies in Europe are managing to reduce electricity costs in the tyre retreading process, bringing an even greater return to the business and the environment. One example is Select Tyres, located Chelmsford, which currently produces 800 tyres per month and distributes retreaded tyres throughout the UK.

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TRIB goes live with redesigned website

Friday 8th December 2017 | 0 Comments

A redesigned version of the TRIB website has been launched. The retreading association’s updated www.retread.org site aims to provide an easy way for visitors to learn about the retreading process. Key features of the redesign include:

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New Kraiburg K704 pattern

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Kraiburg Austria has brought out a new design, the K704. According to the company, this pattern is a variant of the apparently “highly successful” K225, with closed shoulders and lower tread depth.

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Marangoni appoints Martin Kalagin as Central Technical Service director

Wednesday 18th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Marangoni Retreading Systems has appointed Martin Kalagin as Central Technical Service director, reporting in this role to the chief executive officer of the group. The Central Technical Service will define and implement the rules and the global guidelines, align the local plans and resources and coordinate the activities of all Technical Service Teams of Marangoni Retreading Systems Business Unit in Europe and overseas.

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B&J Rocket puts an end to heavy blade packaging

Thursday 12th October 2017 | 0 Comments

B&J Rocket says it always has an eye on the legal requirements that exist in different countries regarding workplace health and safety. In order to better meet these regulations, the company has changed its buffing blade packaging unit and decreased the weight of its packaging boxes by 10 kilogrammes. Boxes containing 30 sets (formerly 50 sets/25 kg) now weigh only 15 kilogrammes and are thus much better suited to the actual load limits applied to the lifting and carrying of occasional loads.

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Vipal: treads outperform tier one new tyres in European comparative tests

Tuesday 10th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Vipal Rubber has released the results of two comparative tests carried out on two European highways involving the VRT3 and VL150. Vipal’s performance evaluations seek to compare similar products, applied in their intended segments and submitted to use in equal conditions, ensuring impartiality in the results obtained. For this to be possible, the tests follow strict standards stipulated by Vipal’s methodology on performance evaluation.

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Cologne’s “The Tire” show to feature retreading section

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

The inaugural The Tire Cologne in May 2018 is to offer a platform for the retreading and recycling industry in addition to the 19 leading tyremakers that have already been announced. According to the organisers, Koelnmesse and Bundesverband Reifenhandel & Vulkaniseur-Handwerk e.V. (the BRV/german tyre retailers and vulcanisation trade association), these themes have not been given the due attention in the past.

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Lukatec launches robotic buffer website

Friday 8th September 2017 | 0 Comments

With more than 100 machines in operation, Lukatec, felt the time was right to launch a new exclusive robotic buffer website. According to the company, the firm’s reputation as an innovation leader can be directly attributed to Lukatec’s development and launch in 2012 of a Dual Tire Robotic Buffer.

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Retreaders install new Vipal-developed buffer

Retreaders install new Vipal-developed buffer

Wednesday 16th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Brazilian retreaders União and Toro have installed a Vipal Rubber-developed casing buffing system. The VR01 Smart DUO, a dual position buffer, was installed at União Tire Retreading in São Paulo retreader in April. Soon after, another partner of the Vipal Authorized Network Deatler had installed a single position variant at its Toro Recauchutagem operation in Rio de Janeiro.

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Kraiburg Austria invests in Spain

Wednesday 9th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Having appointed Alessandro Bottesini as sales manager in March, Kraiburg Austria now offers extended technical support for its proven, high quality products. The company reports that in it is experience such a move is important for market growth. Furthermore it is of crucial importance for the fleets to under-stand how to fit retreaded tyres with a perfectly matched combination of pattern design and compound for the relevant application.

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Superdoll Zambia gains ISO 9001-2015

Superdoll Zambia gains ISO 9001-2015

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

The Superdoll OTR tyre retreading and repair plant, purportedly the largest OTR retreading plant in the world and located in Ndola Copperbelt was recently awarded the Certificate in Quality Management System based on ISO 9001-2015. The Certification audit was conducted by the Zambian Bureau of Standards (ZABS) from 4 to 5 April 2017. The ZABS Certification Decision Committee, met and approved the award of Certificate of Quality Management System.

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Bridgestone Bandag introduces new trailer tyre treads

Bridgestone Bandag introduces new trailer tyre treads

Wednesday 26th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Bandag has brought a trio of new pre-cure treads to market. The first of these is the M-Trailer 001, and in a statement the Bridgestone subsidiary reports this tread was developed with on-/off-road conditions in mind. “Combining robust performance with a high resistance to cuts, chips and punctures, this advanced retread is ideal for use […]

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UK government is pro-retreading, but what about anti-dumping measures?

UK government is pro-retreading, but what about anti-dumping measures?

Wednesday 26th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Perhaps the most high profile dignitary at Michelin’s “Stoke 2018” event was Clare Perry MP, Minister of State for Climate change and Industrial Strategy. Bearing in mind that retreading and casing inspection/logistics make up such a significant part of what goes on at Michelin’s Campbell Road, Stoke-on-Trent site, and given that over-supply of low-cost truck tyres from China has had a marked effect on this part of the business, Tyres & Accessories was keen to ask Clare Perry what the government can do to help.

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