What is Retreading
RETREADING IS RECYCLING
Retreading is the process where selected and inspected worn tyres, called casings, receive a new tread. Only sound and carefully inspected tyre bodies are used in retreading.
The worn tread is buffed away and a new tread is bonded to the tyre body in a process very similar to the manufacture of new tyres. There are several different process techniques, but the ultimate objective is the same, affixing a new tread through the application of heat, time and pressure.
Today’s retreads are produced in very modern plants operated by trained specialists. Professional retreaders adhere to the stringent industry standards at every step in the retread process and each retread product can be traced back to the facility that produced it. Only the best worn tyres are used for retread.
- It would cost less as compared to producing new tyres (up to 40%-60% lower).
- The aircraft industry (military and commercial) saves 80 million a year.
- It’s completely safe. All commercial airlines, as well as military jet aircrafts, uses retread tyres. Approximately 80% of all aircraft tyres now in service in the US are retreads. In 1993, on the Boeing 727 aircraft alone, 28,000 retreads were used, with an average of 200 take-offs and landings per tread life.
- Retread tyres are proven to be as safe and durable as compared to new tyres. Professional retreaders adhere to stringent industry standards at every step of the retreading process.
- Many truck fleets plan their new tyre purchases with the intention of having worn casings retreaded two or more times as a routine part of their tyres’ budget.