Retreading is most reliable, safe and cost-effective way to breathe new life into worn tyres. The “worn-out” tread of the tyre is buffed away and replaced with brand new rubber tread which is applied to the bare “casing”. This process is widely used in large-scale operations such as trucking, bussing and commercial aviation. Santec's Precured Tread Rubber Molding Press are the most environmental friendly way of recycling used tires. Some of the basic requirements for retreading of tyres are:
The tyre was used correctly in its "first life", driven with the right air pressure and treated with care.
The tyre's frame, the carcass, is not seriously damaged.
Morever, whether a retreadable carcass can be reused depends on the type of tyre. The following retreading limits apply : Car Type : 1 Time Light Truck Tyre : Generally 1 time Truck Tyres : 1 to 3 times Aircraft Tyres : Up to 12 times