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Hankook’s Alphatread retread brand will be manufactured by Vaculug, in a five-year contract which will ensure consistent supply and quality for Hankook’s customers and offer a sustainable initiative to increase tyre life and avoid unnecessary waste.

Malaysian tread rubber manufacturer GIIB Rubber has announced the appointment of NeroForce as its exclusive distributor for its premium product line for the European market. The products include the well-known Supercool precured tread brand as well as cushion gum and extruder rope. The appointment takes place with immediate effect.

Brazilian tread rubber manufacturer Silvercap has reported that the 2022 Formula Truck season in Brazil is set, for the first time, to be contested on trucks fitted with retreaded tyres. The proposal, says the company, has been made is to innovate and stimulate the fans as well as society in general to adopt more sustainable attitudes. 

Gurugram based Shri Bala ji Tyre & Tread has been working with JK Tyre for the last decade as an independent retreader but converted to a dedicated JK Retread Center as recently as last December. In the meantime, the retreader has also invested in new plant machinery and revamped the whole plant. 

Italmatic has announced the acquisition of 50% of the shares of the company Ramel Srl, based in Capannori (Lucca) Italy.

In 2018, alongside other legislations, such as India and the USA. The EU imposed an anti-dumping tariff on certain Chinese manufactured tyres, both retreaded and new.

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Vipal Rubber has expanded its partnership with the Romanian retreader, Radburg, one of the largest tyre retreaders in Europe.

Go Energy is an Italmatic Group subsidiary tasked with developing high technology machinery to handle the retreading of tyres from car up to 63”. The company has developed three patented technologies for buffing, regrooving and the repair of craters and imperfections in tyres.

During March, Continental carried out its first onboarding integration programme at the FM Pneus de Várzea Paulista retread plant. 

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