Bandag

BANDAG, INC, America’s leading retread company was founded in 1975 by Roy Carver who discovered the cold retread method in Germany after World War II and bought the rights to use this technology in North America.

What is Retread Tyre?

When a tyre has reached its indented service life (the first service life from new), whatever is left of the worn tread surface is removed and fresh new tread is attached, giving the tyre a new life. Retreading is the process that allows the tyre casing to be refused, to extend the useable life of the tyre.

Retread Process:

Safety is the priority at Bridgestone Bandag. Out of the 10 steps in our reread process, 4 initial steps are focused on inspecting the used tyre and determining if it is the right candidate for retreading. The retreading process itself includes a final inspection to ensure safety.

That’s not all. Customers of Bridgestone Bandag also enjoy regular after-sales safety inspections by our trained technicians. Retread tyres are inspected for wear as well as maintenance and advice on the use of retread tyres. This is the Bridgestone Bandag Commitment to ensuring utmost safety for our users.

Step1: Inspection process after tyre received

Step2: NDT (non-destructive testing) inspection process

Step3: Laser inspection Process

Step4: The buffing process

Step5: The repair process

Step6: Application of cushion gum

Step7: Precured tread application process

Step8: The envelope process

Step9: Curing Process

Step10: Final Inspection

Benefits

Reduce Running Costs:

More often than not, tyre casings are usually still in good condition even after the main treads have worn out. Thus, the service life of tyre casings can be maximized through retreading. At Bridgestone Bandag, we help you to significantly stretch your original investment dollar through retreading. And immediately reducing operating costs while maintaining performance and safety.

Safety with Performance:

Safety is priority at Bridgestone Bandag. Out of the 10 steps in our retread process, 4 initial steps are focused on inspecting the used tyre and determining if it is the right candidate for retreading. The retreading process itself includes a final inspection to ensure safety.

That’s not all. Customers of Bridgestone Bandag also enjoy regular after-sales safety inspections by our trained technicians. Retread tyres are inspected for wear as well as maintenance and advice on the use of retread tyres. This is the Bridgestone Bandag Commitment to ensuring utmost safety for our users.

Environmental Protection:

Compared to new tyres, retread tyres require only 32% of the petroleum resources for production. Less than ½ of the rubber needed to make a new tyre is used to make a retread. Using retreads leads to reduction in CO2 emissions in the production process. Retreading tyres also reduces the amount of industrial wastes. Bridgestone Bandag’s retreading process minimizes the environmental impact on our planet.