What Is Retreading?
Simply put, retreading is the process whereby selected and inspected worn tyres, called "casings,” receive a new tread.
Only sound, carefully inspected tyre casings are used for retreading. The worn tread is buffed away and a new tread bonded to the tyre body in a process very similar to the manufacture of a new tyre. There are different processing techniques, but the ultimate objective is always the same - affixing a new tread through the application of heat, time and pressure.
Whether you are a single truck owner or a fleet manager buying thousands of tyres a year, costs must somehow be controlled in today's stringent economy. Truckers, airlines, construction companies, farmers and delivery vehicle owners all purchase retreaded tyres for one basic reason - to save money.
A retreaded tyre costs less to produce than a new tyre and sells for less - usually between 40 and 60 percent of the comparable new tyre price. By using retreaded tyres, the commercial and military aircraft industries save more than 100 million a year. Retreading truck tyres saves the trucking industry over 3 billion each year. Retreading is an effective way to lower your tyre costs, too.