• Vipal DV-UM3 tread receives 3PMSF certification

    Vipal Rubber has announced that its DV-UM3 tread design has received 3PMSF certification, which recognizes across the European Union that a retreaded tire with this tread is designed for severe snow conditions. The DV-UM3 now joins the other 15 Vipal designs to have 3PMSF. Vipal’s tread meets the needs of countries that reach low temperatures and live with snowy and icy roads. The tread, which was developed for application on trailers or drive axles, has been subjected to rigorous testing to certify its safety and…

  • Piave Tires Waterbuffing saves money

    Piave Tires Waterbuffing saves money

    Retreading with UHP waterjet polishing reduces waste and material costs. Retreading has traditionally used a process of polishing the tire in question to remove the rubber from the casing to allow replacement of that rubber with new pre-cured tread or fresh rubber for hot retreads. Piave Tires is an Italian specialist in civil engineering retreading. The company realized that traditional retreading processes removed a considerable amount of good rubber to prepare the casing for retreading. Discover the full…

  • Drifting on retreads with Radburg

    Drifting on retreads with Radburg

    To help change public perception and share a positive light on retreads, Romanian retreader Radburg is getting more involved in drift competitions. Currently the company is sponsoring 8 riders in the Romanian National Drift Competition with mostly tires, and many other things. “There are a lot of drifting enthusiasts who see champions walking from their race car with retreaded Radburg tires to the podium. It’s the ultimate test for these tyres. It makes people aware of the potential and…

  • USTMA Applauds Legislative Proposal to Encourage Tire Retreading

    USTMA Applauds Legislative Proposal to Encourage Tire Retreading

    The United States Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) and its member companies have expressed support for HR 8165, the Commercial Vehicle Fleet Retreaded Tire Use Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2022, introduced this week by Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13). The bill would provide tax credits for fleet purchases of US commercial retread tires. “Commercial tire retreading in the U.S. market has steadily declined over the past 25 years, in part due to foreign alternatives for new tires, which…

  • Bandvulc launches new retread tire at Road Transport Expo

    Bandvulc launches new retread tire at Road Transport Expo

    Tire retreading experts, Bandvulc, have unveiled their brand new BD5 tire at the inaugural Road Transport Expo 2022 in Stoneleigh. Designed to deliver exceptional high mileage performance in all conditions, the innovative new BD5 will replace the BD08 in the Bandvulc Fleetmaster lineup later this year. To provide commercial operators with a tire that has extended life, Bandvulc uses its specially formulated Long-Life Tread+ rubber in the new BD5. The extremely hard-wearing and heat-resistant material…

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