manufacturing process complies with best practice international
environmental standards and proud to play a part in restoring
the earth's health for the next generation.
Retreading is a highly practical and efficient
form of recycling. Retreading makes it possible to re-use
worn tires. Instead of dumping tires with worn out tread
and good sidewalls, they can be rebuilt and put back to
work again, and again.
to the environment...
environment for future generations is also important to
only is the retreading process environmentally friendly
but in November 2001 Bandag®
Manufacturing Pty Limited became accredited to ISO 14001
by a third party assessor.
Tire dumps are a major source of pollution. Not only
are they an eye-sore, they attract vermin, hold water,
create a breeding ground for mosquitoes and, most dangerously,
are highly combustible, releasing toxic fumes and dense
smoke into the atmosphere when ignited. With retreading,
tires stay on the road longer so fewer tires pile up
in landfill dumps.
conducted in the USA shows that it takes around 80 liters
of crude oil to produce one new truck tire. On the positive
side, to retread a truck tire takes only one fifth of
the oil required to produce a new tire. Retreading conserves
hundreds of millions of gallons of oil every year.
advanced Cold Process Retreading technique uses less
energy to create a product with a wear performance similar
to that of a new tire. Some
retreads use a hot cap process with temperatures as
high as 160 degrees Celsius to cure retreads, Bandag®'s
specially developed process uses a low 99 degrees to
bond the tread to the casing. Depending on its quality
and condition, a well constructed truck or bus tire,
can be retreaded 2, 3 or more times, and only one worn
tire casing requires disposal instead of many.
resources... Let's face it, our money is
a precious resource that demands careful management. That's
why Bandag® retreads
appeal so much. Quality retreads are a lot less expensive
than new tires. As a rule, when used tire cases are retreaded,
replacement costs can be cut by up to 75%. Case studies
conducted over several years show that Bandag®
retreads cost less in cents per kilometer than retreads
from other manufacturers.