Marangoni Integrates Tread Range

Marangoni Tread

Marangoni Retreading Systems has announced the launch of its new precured tread range in which the continuing rationalisation of the company’s production and commercial operations has led to the full integration of the company’s European product lines.

Rationalisation of Precured Tread Lines

Compared to previously, the new tread range now features only two brands – PRL and UNITREAD – with a significant reduction of the complexity previously caused by product overlaps.

PRL still represents Marangoni’s performance and quality promise, enhanced by the introduction of new modern tread lines developed with high-performing compounds, distinct by the use of the “ BLK ” (Blackline) marking. The PRL Blackline products have been designed to guarantee the best performance in respect to the highest market expectations concerning fuel consumption, durability and grip in all road conditions. The 3PMSF winter trailer BLK PTW WSS and the regional drive mileage champion BLK PDR HM2 are two high-quality products demonstrating the company’s commitment to support and further develop its premium line of treads. The most important products of the previous Kontur line are still present in the updated PRL range.

UNITREAD ’s range has been redesigned by Marangoni to offer the perfect solution for the price-oriented customer, where the central need is the lower cost of the finished product. This product family is divided into two lines: standard (STD) and BASIC. Unlike the PRL range, where most of the products are cut-to-length based on the basis of the casing size, the UNITREAD products are offered in 10 metre tread rolls. Many UNITREAD treads are also lighter and therefore particularly well suited for the retreading of casings which should be exposed to less stress, fatigue and heating during service.

The new edition of the "THE TREAD" Product Manual represents these innovations, illustrating the two updated ranges of precured tread strips and featuring numerous changes, starting with the clear distinction between the market positioning of the different Marangoni treads product lines.

As a result of the tread range rationalisation, the price of some products will change according to their brand and line positioning, and many patterns will be available only on request, with a price level depending on the order volume. Valid alternative products/designs are always available and they have been suggested to Marangoni Retreading Systems customers for all the patterns that have been phased out.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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