TRMG Releases New Buff Texture Sheets and Standards

Buff Texture Sheet

The Tread Rubber and Tire Repair Materials Manufacturers’ Group (TRMG) in the USA has updated its industry-approved buff texture standards for retreading and has also released a new Buff Textures Sheet.

Buff Texture Sheets Available via TRIB Website

The Group has published RP-01/02-23 - BTS6 – Standard Buffing Textures for Tire Retreading and Repairing. This Recommended Practice (RP) for buffing and rubber texturisation references the latest processes used in the retread and repair industry, and can be viewed, downloaded and printed from the websites of TRIB (Tire Retread and Repair Information Bureau) and TIA (Tire Industry Association):



Meanwhile, in conjunction with this RP, TRMG has released the new “BTS6” - TRMG IRP Buff Textures Sheet. The BTS6 has moulded examples of the six buff texture classifications. This important tool assists retread technicians around the world in crafting quality retreaded tyres.

Manufactured by TRMG member company TECH International, the sheet is available for purchase through TRIB’s online store at  Current TRIB and TRMG members can receive a 25% discount on their purchase of Buff Textures Sheets through TRIB's store. 

TRMG Chairman, Adam Tillery commented; “TRMG is proud to release the updated industry-approved Buff Texture tool. Our members have many years of retread/repair experience which has helped us update a very important standard in our industry, and we are excited to get this tool into the hands of the retreading industry we serve.”

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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