MICHELIN® RETREAD TECHNOLOGIES

AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WAY TO PROTECT YOUR BOTTOM LINE

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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.

 

REDUCE TIRE TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP (TCO)

A casing is 70% of the value in a new tire purchase A retread is 35% of the cost of a new tire A retread delivers 80% of the mileage of a new tire

REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

  • Saves 100 million+ gallons of oil annually1
  • Millions of tires that would end up in landfills yield thousands more miles1

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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

MRT - Buffing

3) CASING INTEGRITY ANALYSIS (CIA)

SHEAROGRAPHY: Two-step laser photography performed on every tire - Reveals separations or blisters within the belts or other areas of the casing not visible to the operator

MRT - Casing Integrity Analysis (CIA) - Shearography

4) X-RAY

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

MRT - X ray

5) REPAIR

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

MRT - Repair

6) TREAD BUILDING

Uses MICHELIN® patented new tire tread patterns, rubber compounds & technology - Combines two operations into one by applying hot cushion gum & pre-molded tread on same machine

MRT - Tread Building

7) DOUBLE-ENVELOPING

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

MRT - Double enveloping

8) CURING

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

MRT - Curing

9) FINAL INSPECTION

Assurance of the best retread every time -
Thorough inspection of crown,
sidewall, bead and interior

MRT - Final inspection

YOUR LOCAL MRT DEALER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

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