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MICHELIN® RETREAD TECHNOLOGIES

AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WAY TO PROTECT YOUR BOTTOM LINE

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LEARN HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BOTTOM LINE AND THE PLANET.

WHY RETREAD?

Retreading your tires is good for the environment and for your business. Discover a way to get the most out of your tires when you choose to embrace the retread process.

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REDUCE TIRE COST OF TIRE OWNERSHIP (TCO)

  • Casings are 70% of the value in a new tire purchase
  • Retreads deliver 80% of the mileage of a new tire

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REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

  • Saves 100 million+ gallons of oil annually*
  • Millions of tires that would end up in landfills yield thousands more miles1

*retread.org/learn-more

 

WHY MICHELIN® RETREAD TECHNOLOGIES?

Our innovative retread process creates retreads you can trust to save money and keep your trucks on the road. Utilizing Michelin's new-tire design technology, proven tread designs and new-tire manufacturing standards, the MICHELIN® Retread Technologies (MRT) retread process delivers reliable retreads, designed for your application to help you maximize your tire assets.

  • Low rolling resistance, SmartWay® verified retreads for maximum fuel efficiency
  • Michelin proprietary technology that yields multiple retreads
  • Monitored and audited, 9-step manufacturing process delivers uniform results
  • Increased accountability of your assets with Bib Tread mobile on-site digital app
  • Consistent, nationwide retread warranty backed by Michelin

MRT 9-STEP MANUFACTURING PROCESS

1– INITIAL INSPECTION

Every casing, every detail, inspected every time – Enables trained operators to detect subtle irregularities that may indicate internal damage such as zippers

MRT - Initial inspection

2– BUFFING

Computer automated, guided by casing-specific database and sensors – Provides under tread of optimal profile, depth, and texture

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3– CASING INTEGRITY ANALYSIS (CIA)

SHEAROGRAPHY – Two-step laser photography performed on every tire - Reveals belt separations or blisters

MRT - Casing Integrity Analysis (CIA) - Shearography

4– X-RAY

Available and used when needed – Allows visual inspection of the steel belts within the casing

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5- REPAIR

Best practice repairs – Thermal curing along with mechanical pressure exceeds industry standards

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6– TREAD BUILDING

Uses MICHELIN® tire tread - Combines two operations into one: applying hot cushion gum and pre-molded tread

MRT - Tread Building

7– DOUBLE-ENVELOPING

Unique use of inner envelope applies pressure to both sides of the repair – Ensures every surface of the retread undergoes uniform pressure and temperature

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8– CURING

Computer controlled for minimum temperature variations – Achieves optimal uniformity and enhances full integration of all repairs

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9– FINAL INSPECTION

Assurance of the best retread every time – Thorough inspection of crown, sidewall, bead and interior - we make sure your retread is for the road.

MRT - Final inspection

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