What is it?
TYPES OF RETREADING
TRUCKS & Busses
By retreading you can give a second life to the tire by reapplying a new tread on it, in order to use the tire for many more kilometers (running time), usually about 70/80% of those already achieved in its first life.
A NEW LIFE
A TIRE'S VALUE LIES IN ITS STRUCTURE, THE CASING: IT CONSISTS OF RARE AND VALUABLE RAW MATERIALS SUCH AS STEEL, NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC RUBBER, WHICH ARE RARE, VALUABLE AND ALSO DIFFICULT TO DISPOSE OF.
Retreaded tires safety has been studied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the American Trucking Associations and the U.S. States of Arizona and Virginia. Results were in favor of the use of retreaded tires: experts confirm that a well-mantained retreaded tire provides equivalent reliability and durability to a well-mantained new tire. Even twice-retreading a high-quality tire can keep it on the road up to 500% longer than buying a cheap tire in the first place.
It has been proven that every time a company retreads a well-manufactured and serviced tire, it saves more than 50% of costs compared to buying a new high-quality tire.
The results show also that a retreaded tire provides about a 96% reduction in natural rubber consumption and it eliminates the use of additional steel and polyester.
The cold retreading process differs from the hot retreading one for the phases 4) and 5). After buffing and repairing, a procured band is applied on the casing, secured to the casing using a special uncured cushion gum. Thanks to an autoclave vulcanization process at a temperature of 95°-115°, the newly-applied band becomes a single body with the tire casing and a whole new life cycle for tires begins!