There are two methods that can be used for tyre retreading: hot retreading and cold retreading. Only carefully selected and properly inspected casings are used in either of these methods. The manufacturing process itself is also identical for both methods, up to point of applying the tread material and performing the vulcanisation.
Using our premium hot retreading service ContiRe™, you give new life to your worn Continental truck tyre and realise the full economic performance of the tyre. ContiRe™ production is compatible to how we manufacture our new tyres – using the same profiles and compound mixtures. Exclusively we use Continental casings, which are retreaded from bead to bead. This method also renews the sidewalls, and the tyres remain regroovable.
To ensure a premium finish, every tyre is put through durability and safety tests in adherence to a standardised quality system. Consequently, every ContiRe™ tyre is covered by our warranty. All this coupled with outstanding mileage makes our ContiRe™ the best choice of retreadable tyre.
During hot retreading, the process of applying the tread material is virtually identical to the production of a new tyre.
The tread material is taken directly from the extruder and applied to the buffed casing. Afterwards the tread/casing assembly is cured in a vulcanisation mould with the required tread pattern. The pattern on the tread is formed during the vulcanisation process just as it is when a new tyre is made.
Our hot retreaded truck tyres are retreaded from bead to bead. The main advantage of this principle is that the sidewalls are renewed, ensuring that the quality of the hot retreaded tyre is comparable with that of a new tyre.
Buying our truck tyres pays off very quickly. Not only because of our tyres' outstanding quality and long life, you also have our ContiCasingManagement™ to help you keep an eye on costs throughout the entire life of your tyres.
ContiCasingManagement™ uses standardised methods to take care of the entire casing management process. For instance, you can use our online casing management system to keep a constant eye on your used casing stock and decide at any moment what you want to do with your used tyres: sell them, retread them or simply leave them with us – whatever you want, however and whenever you want it. That gives you and your fleet the greatest possible flexibility and transparency.
Regrooving – The smart approach to prolonging the life of your tyres
Professional tyre regrooving is a sensible and economical option to prolong the life of your tyre. In fact, regrooving pays off twofold: firstly, because you can drive the tyre for longer, and secondly because the lower profile thickness reduces rolling resistance, which in turn reduces fuel consumption.
On top of that are the environmental benefits. A tyre that can go longer before being replaced saves valuable resources, the tyre must of course be labelled as regroovable in which to exploit this added potential fully without damaging the casing. Only qualified specialists may perform the regrooving.