Re-treading is a process through which we can use our old tyres. In this method, a worn casing of a tyre that has a good structural quality is taken off and put through a process in which it gets a completely renewed tread and sidewall rubber. After that, the revamped tyre is taken forward for a curing process in which the new rubber is vulcanized to the original casing and hence, the tyre gets a newly made tread pattern.
Over the years, a lot of development has taken place in the tyre manufacturing industry across the world. High standard tyres are being manufactured using premium technologies, so that they could perform flawlessly not only in their ‘first life', but also in their second and even sometimes third life. So, along with that, the re-treaded tyre industry is also growing, as stronger tyre casings, enhanced re-manufacturing techniques and high quality rubber compounds are being used.
A re-treaded tyre commences its life as a worn out tyre. There is a need for re-treading when you find out that the tread is down to 2-3 mm or if it has been re-grooved earlier, or if your tyre has punctures and needs a repair. In these cases, you need to take your tyre to an experienced technician who will check and inspect the tyre to see whether it is in a condition to get re-treaded. If the expert finds it alright, then you can go for a re-treading of your tyre.
There are several advantages of re-treading such as:
May it be taxis or trucks, school buses or military vehicles, re-treading is being used in all of them.
When the existing tyres are made ready for further use, the manufactures save landfill space. Also, it reduces carbon dioxide emission and saves millions of gallons of oil which is required to manufacture new tyres. Therefore, when you get your old tyre re-treaded instead of buying a new one, you play a major role in saving the precious natural resources.
This definitely helps you save a considerable amount of money. You can re-tread your old tyre at least twice or thrice and this helps you save up to 40% of your money every time because if you go for a new set of tyres it will cost you almost double of the price of a re-tread one.
According to recent studies, it happens due to abuses like tyre failure, caused by road hazards, tyre blasts and overloading to both new tyres and re-tread ones.
The casing can be reused, and new treads can be added twice or thrice depending on the condition of the tyre.
It consists of an inside and outside analysis of the tyre in the aim to find aspect and structural faults, executed both by expert technicians and by the support of equipment technologically in the van.
It is the operation by which the residual tread is eliminated from the casing.
In this phase eventual structural damages of the casing are considered and repaired, restoring the optimal conditions of the casing.
By different treatments and the aid of automatic machines, the new material is applied onto the casing (rubber compound) to retread the new tread.
The casing, complete with new materials, is submitted to the curing procedure to obtain the tread profile desired.
This phase represents the last ring of the continuous chain of quality controls executed during the whole retreading procedure and it has the aim to check that the finished tyre responds to all technical and aesthetical specifications foreseen in our quality standards. Only when it got the corresponding approval, the tyre is given back to the Customer.