1. Initial Inspection
Each tyre will go through a visual and non-destructive inspection procedure before it enters the process. Tyres with any major defects will be rejected.
Shearography uses leading edge laser technology to optically dissect tyre casings, as cameras capture images vacuum pressure is applied highlighting separation defects.
The old tread is mechanically removed using a high-speed buffer. This state-of-the-art machine profiles the tyre to an exact diameter to accept the new tread pattern.
Adhesion cement is applied evenly to the tyre and allowed to dry in preparation for the cushion gum and new tread to be applied.
5. Skiving & Section Repairs
Any surface injuries are removed and section repairs carried out before the tyre advances through the process.
4. Tread Selection
Depending on the casing type and application the correct tread is selected and checked so that a high quality retread can be produced.
7. Building Ring Tread
The Ring Tread system involves using this highly automated efficient machinery to produce a splice less Retread.
8. Building Strip Tread
The preferred tread is built with a high degree of accuracy using our laser guided building machine.
In preparation for curing, the built tyre is encased within an inner and outer envelope which is then placed under vacuum.
12. Ready For Delivery
Having met all our quality control standards, the tyres are put through the spray paint booth and are now ready to be put to use.
11. Final Inspection
To meet the EC109 standards, the tyres are tested to a pressure of 6 Bar and a final visual inspection is carried out before being signed off.
Up to 20 tyres are placed into the curing chamber at a temperature of 120°C and a constant pressure of 6 Bar for 3 hours.
ECOTYRE RETREAD PROCESS
The high performance tread suited for use in urban areas and on lift-free axles.
Suitable for high mileage urban applications.
This pattern ensures additional traction under all road conditions while optimising stability and reducing noise levels.
Additional traction and enhanced handling characteristics.
Proven versatile applications in regional and urban environments.
On/Off Road Treads
High performance resilient tread. Ideal for all terrain sand mixed surface conditions.
Suits aggressive and demanding applications.
Tread compound has been especially designed for resistance to punctures, cuts and damage.
Excellent water dispersion.
A heavy, strong and robust tyre.
Deep treads for increased performance and traction.
Grips in both hard and soft terrain.
Designed to improve resistance to irregular wear.
Regional/Long Haul Treads
The high mileage, long-distance tread. Ideal for regional & long haul applications.
Excellent traction in wet and dry conditions
Maximises mileage and offers greater fuel efficiency thus, reducing running costs.
Wide profiles available for greater stability
Unique compound for long lasting wear.
Cool running compound for optimum performance.
Increased grip and stability in high horsepower, long distance drive axle applications.
Highest levels of performance in all aspects of the haulage and commercial markets.