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ContiLifeCycle™

ContiLifeCycle

ContiLifeCycle

New tires, multiple lives

Quickfacts

Continental Truck Tires are designed for ultimate economy over the entire life. The ContiLifeCycle begins with the new tire and continues with our premium retreading solutions and ContiCasingManagement.


The ContiLifeCycle prolongs the life of your tires, thereby significantly lowering your tire costs.

When you purchase a retreaded tire, you not only lighten your tire budget but also help protect the environment. Reusing the casing saves energy and raw materials. Multiple use of the casing also reduces the number of old tires in circulation. 

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New Continental Tires

Durability that pays off

Continental develops truck tires that suit the unique conditions of your transport activities. The long-lasting casing is the main reason why Continental tires are so economical. Built with optimized and perfectly coordinated reinforcements, compounds and a suitable contour for any application, the Continental casing achieves outstanding structural durability.


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ContiCasingManagement™

A particularly valuable service

The casing management provides the greatest possible transparency and flexibility at all times. We take care of your casings from inspection and storage, to purchase and transport, and – if necessary – even to the final disposal. You can manage all your used casings through our convenient online portal. This gives your company a great deal of freedom and control.

ContiCasingManagement™:

  • Casing collection
  • Casing inspection/appraisal
  • Casing purchasing
  • Disposal
  • ContiCasingBank (incl. online reports)

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Retreading

The premium tread for your tires

ContiTread is based on new tire technology and realized with certified partners in the ContiLifeCycle network. Your tires get a new tread and an extended service life resulting in reduced tire costs for you. 

The best result is achieved when used with Continental casings due to the superior quality and excellent engineering of our casings. ContiTread can, however, be applied to other makes of casing.

New tires for old

With our premium ContiRe hot retread, you give your worn
Continental Truck Tire a new lease of life and get the maximum economic performance out of the tire.

The ContiRe is produced in the same way as our new tires – with the same tread and rubber compounds. Only Continental casings are used that are then renewed from bead to bead. In this process the sidewalls are also renewed and the tires remain regroovable.

To ensure our high quality standard, every tire is put through durability and safety tests according to a standardized quality system. Accordingly, every ContiRe is covered by the Continental warranty.
All this and an outstanding mileage make ContiRe the retread tire
of choice.

There are two methods that can be used for tire 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 the point of applying the tread material and performing the vulcanization.


Hot retreading

During hot retreading, the process of applying the tread material is virtually identical to the production of a new tire.

The tread material is taken directly from the extruder and applied to the buffed casing. Afterwards the tread/casing assembly is cured in a vulcanization mold with the required tread pattern. The pattern on the tread is formed during the vulcanization process just as it is when a new tire is made.

Hot retreaded truck tires from Continental 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 tire is comparable with that of a new tire.


Cold retreading

Using the cold retreading method, a patterned and prevulcanized tread is applied to the buffed casing. This tread is placed, under constant tension, together with an unvulcanized bonding ply onto the buffed casing; pretensioning ensures already prior to vulcanization that the tread adapts optimally to the tire contour and guarantees that the parts are effectively bonded together while the tire is in the autoclave (curing chamber). Then the prepared tire is “packed” into a curing tube (envelope) and cured under pressure in the autoclave.


ECE 109

ECE Regulation No. 109 defines type approval standards in the production of retreaded pneumatic tires for commercial vehicles and their trailers. This regulation defines strict quality control measures that have been compulsory for retreaders since September 2006 to ensure high-quality retreaded tires.