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MICHELIN®RETREAD
TECHNOLOGIES
AN ENVIRONMENTALLY
FRIENDLY WAY TO PROTECT
YOUR BOTTOM LINE

MRT icon WHY RETREAD?

Retreading your tires is good for the environment and for your business.
Discover a way to get the most out of your tires when you choose to embrace the retread process.

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REDUCE TIRE TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP (TCO)

  • A casing is 70% of the value in a new tire purchase
  • A retread is 35% of the cost of a new tire
  • A retread delivers 80% of the mileage of a new tire
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REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

  • Saves 100 million+ gallons of oil annually1
  • Millions of tires that would end up in landfills yield thousands more miles1
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MRT icon WHY MICHELIN® RETREAD TECHNOLOGIES?

Our innovative retread process creates retreads you can trust to save money and keep your trucks on the road. Utilizing Michelin's new-tire design technology, proven tread designs and new-tire manufacturing standards, the MICHELIN® Retread Technologies (MRT) retread process delivers reliable retreads, designed for your application to help you maximize your tire assets.

  • Low rolling resistance, SmartWay® verified retreads for maximum fuel efficiency
  • Michelin proprietary technology that yields multiple retreads
  • Monitored and audited, 9-step manufacturing process delivers uniform results
  • Increased accountability of your assets with Bib Tread mobile on-site digital app
  • Consistent, nationwide retread warranty backed by Michelin
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MRT icon MRT 9-STEP MANUFACTURING PROCESS

1

INITIAL INSPECTION

process photo Every casing, every detail, inspected every time - Enables trained operators to detect subtle irregularities that may indicate internal damage such as zippers
2

BUFFING

process photo Computer automated, guided by casing-specific database and sensors - Provides under tread of optimal profile, depth and texture
3

CASING INTEGRITY ANALYSIS (CIA) – SHEAROGRAPHY

process photo Two-step laser photography performed on every tire - Reveals separations or blisters within the belts or other areas of the casing not visible to the operator
4

X-RAY

process photo Available and used when needed - Allows visual inspection of the steel belts within the casing
5

REPAIR

process photo Best practice repairs - Thermal curing along with mechanical pressure exceeds industry standards
6

TREAD BUILDING

process photo Uses MICHELIN® patented new tire tread patterns, rubber compounds and technology - Combines two operations into one by applying hot cushion gum and pre-molded tread on the same machine
7

DOUBLE-ENVELOPING

process photo Unique use of inner envelope applies pressure to both sides of the repair - Ensures that every surface of the retread undergoes uniform pressure and temperature
8

CURING

process photo Computer controlled for minimum temperature variations - Achieves optimal uniformity and enhances full integration of all repairs
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FINAL INSPECTION

process photo Assurance of the best retread every time - Thorough inspection of crown, sidewall, bead and interior

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As valued customers of Michelin and its affiliates, we want you to know our internal team of experts are monitoring the situation closely regarding the COVID‑19 coronavirus.

We are working collectively to make the most informed decisions to guard the safety of our employees, ensure the continuity of our business and minimize impact to our customers.

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