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Australia's sole producer of pre-cured retread materials, Bandag, has marked an iconic milestone with its 60th anniversary of local manufacturing. According to Bridgestone Australia & New Zealand Managing Director, Heath Barclay, the milestone is significant for any business, let alone a manufacturing business, and is adamant that the future is bright for Bandag.

Marvin Bozarth, one of the retread industry’s foremost experts and a past managing director of the American Retreaders Association (ARA) and executive director of the International Tire & Rubber Association (ITRA), died Sept. 1, 2022, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Mo. He was 85.

A team of 47 VMI colleagues from Epe and Leszno participated in the Stelvio for Life challenge on Saturday, September 3rd. With this, they raised over 86,000 Euros in the fight against cancer.

At a time when mining operations are looking to a future with improved ESG, safety and productivity, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group is bringing customers impactful, forward-thinking solutions that didn’t exist before.

In November 2021, REMA TIP TOP became the first company in the world to launch a tyre repair patch with a bimodal bonding layer for exceptionally high initial adhesion. First available for radial tyres only, the company is now offering this technology for PN repair patches for diagonal tyres as well as for quick repairs of car and truck tyres.

Borex, a brand of the Unique group, has expanded its range of treads with the addition of five new patterns, BXT5 L, BXL12, BXL1 A L and BXM1 L.

Last week our offices here in the UK were closed for a family vacation. At the start of the week Queen Elizabeth II was our monarch and Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister. When we returned, we had King Charles III and Liz Truss. It serves as a timely reminder how things can change in the twinkling of an eye, something we all might wish to reflect on when we analyse how our world has been transformed in the last ten years or so.

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has opened early bird registration for the 68th Annual Off-the-Road (OTR) Tire Conference, which will take place Feb. 22-25, 2023, at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, in Tucson, Arizona. Online registration will open Oct. 7.

Watch the latest episode of the Retreadcast as Guido Gambassi, the New President of BIPAVER talks to David Wilson

Paisley, Scotland -based retreader Caledonian Tyres Ltd has announced that its long-term franchise agreement with Bridgestone-Bandag has now come to an end with immediate effect and that the company will henceforward be working with Vipal.

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