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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.

Vipal has announced the introduction of a new tread pattern designed for applications in urban areas, on drive and trailer axles. The new VM 310 tread is also certified with the 3PMSF certification, proving excellent performance and safety when facing severe snow conditions. The new Vipal tread should hit the market in the second half of this year.

Brazilian retreader Pneuscar recently represented the tyre retreading sector at the Global Carbon Market Congress.

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.

The 29th Edition of Autopromotec is fast approaching, with the theme continuing to be what trends the automotive equipment and aftermarket products segment offer and how it will characterise the future of the industry.

THE TIRE COLOGNE 2022 is ready for its successful restart: the industry’s leading international event will provide crucial stimulus for the sector, as Koelnmesse, the organiser of THE TIRE COLOGNE, and the German Tyre Retail and Vulcanisation Trade Association (BRV), the event’s conceptual sponsor, emphasised at a digital press conference attended by more than sixty international trade journalists on 26 January 2022.

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.

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has reorganised its leadership team in a move to create an organisational structure that will better serve TIA’s mission into the future, CEO Richard “Dick” Gust has announced.

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