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Good quality casings are essential to the retreading
industry. We have over 20 years experience supplying casings on
which retreaders can rely. We ship only the finest quality Japanese
brands to five continents world wide.
In addition, good quality used tires are in high demand.
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According to the USA Government Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
" In most situations, retread tires can be driven under the same
conditions and at the same speeds as new tires with no loss in safety
or comfort. In fact, retread tires have been safely used on school
buses, trucks, cars, fire engines, and other emergency vehicles for
years. Retreading tires also helps conserve a valuable nonrenewable
resource—oil. Every year, retreading saves more than 400 million
gallons of oil in North America. Retread tires also help divert
thousands of scrap tires from disposal each year. "
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In 1996, the United States generated approximately 266 million used
tires. Fortunately, markets now exist for 76 percent of these
tires—up from 17 percent in 1990. Through innovative uses of used
tires, these markets continue to grow.
A major market for scrap tires involves removing the outside, or
tread, of the tire and adding a new tread—retreading. Retreading
saves millions of gallons of oil each year as it takes only 7
gallons of oil to retread a used tire compared to 22 gallons to
produce a new tire. Retread tires not only offer considerable
environmental and economic benefits, but they also provide quality,
comfort, and safety comparable to that of new tires. For years,
retread tires have been safely used on school buses, trucks, cars,
fire engines, and other emergency vehicles. Retreaders sell
approximately 33 million retread or recapped tires annually.
Federal Executive Orders & Retreads
Executive Order 13149 Reaffirms the Federal Government Commitment to
use Retreaded Tires on Government Fleet Vehicles
Federal Executive Order 13149, GREENING THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH
FEDERAL FLEET AND TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY, signed on April 21,
Sec. 403 Procurement of Environmentally Preferable Motor Vehicle
(b) Consistent with Executive Order 13101 and RCRA section 6962, in
acquiring and maintaining motor vehicles, agencies shall acquire and
use United States EPA-designated Comprehensive Procurement Guideline
items. including but not limited to retreaded tires, when such
products are reasonably available and meet applicable performance
Sec. 504. Independent Agencies.
agencies and agencies excepted from coverage by section 304 are
encouraged to comply with the provisions of this order.
Sec. 505. Government-Owned Contractor-Operated Vehicles.
Agencies must insure that all Government-owned contractor-operated
vehicles comply with all applicable goals and other requirements of
this order and that these goals and requirements are incorporated
into each contractor's management contract.
Successful fleet managers know that retreaded tires significantly
reduce operating costs. A new truck tire will deliver up to 200,000
miles and by recycling the casing, as many as 600,000 additional miles
may be added to the life of the tire. Of course, mileage will vary
based on the tire application and care. A sound casing can be expected
to be safely retreaded several times and each retread can equal or
exceed original wear and deliver the same performance. All tires
require correct maintenance, professional mounting, matching,
demounting and appropriate inflation.
|Tire Pressure and Loading
Manufacturers of passenger vehicles and light trucks
determine the amount of air pressure based on the vehicle's design
load limit, that is, the greatest amount of weight a vehicle can
safely carry and the vehicle's tire size.The proper tire pressure for
your vehicle is referred to as the "recommended cold inflation
pressure." The correct pressure for your tire is what the vehicle
manufacturer has listed on the placard, NOT what is listed on the tire