Vaculug Launches World’s First A-Rated Retread Tyre


UK retreader Vaculug has announced the launch what it says is the World’s first “A” rated retread tyre.

KT01 Test Results Confirmed by IDIADA

The latest addition to Vaculug’s portfolio of retreaded tyres is the KT01, which has just returned from the Idiada proving ground in Spain. The KT01 was verified to have a lower coefficient of rolling resistance than is required for a new “A” rated tyre.

The KT01, part of Vaculug’s fuel saver Kinetik range, was put to the test on what is considered to be the best proving ground in Europe. The KT01 was rated on its fuel efficiency by a major new tyre manufacturer prior to its test result being confirmed by Idiada.

Vaculug commented, “we are excited to say that the World's first and only "A" rated retreaded tyre has been developed by a British company in the UK. This tyre was fully developed by our internal R& D team in Grantham.  We set a goal of developing a retread that was as good as the best fuel-efficient new tyres on the market and we're proud to say that we have beaten this milestone.”

By integrating a special blend of silica in the tread, Vaculug has succeeded in pushing the limits of rolling resistance to save on fuel, without compromising the tyres’ longevity.

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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