benefits of Michelin® Retread
Michelin’s innovative retread process creates retreads you can trust to save money and keep your trucks on the road.
Utilising Michelin’s new-tyre design technology, proven tread designs and new-tyre manufacturing standards, the Michelin retread process delivers reliable retreads, designed for your application to help you maximise your tyre assets. The MICHELIN® Retread Technologies process produces high-quality retreads that are consistent, audited and, of course, backed by a robust warranty.
REDUCE YOUR RUNNING COSTS
- Maximise your assets – Retreading extends the life cycle of your tyre assets which reduces costs¹
- Premium quality casing – Casings are retreadable multiple times
- Michelin and Recamic Retreads – Manufactured using Michelin new tyre patterns and tread compounds
- Low cost per kilometre – MICHELIN® tread quality helps provide more kilometres per dollar
- No aromatic oils – The right choice for the environment
- Conserves oil² – Retreading saves 57 litres of oil per tyre²
- Reduces landfill volume² – Retreading saves thousands of casings from being dumped into landfills each year²
- Supports sustainability – Recycling and reusing are critical to the future of sustainable transport²
SUPERIOR QUALITY AND MICHELIN NEW TYRE TECHNOLOGY
- MICHELIN Proprietary Technology In Both New Tyres And Retreads – Dual-compound treads, matrix siping technology and fuel-efficient compounds are just a few examples of features used in both MICHELIN new and retread tyres
- MICHELIN Manufacturing Excellence – Our retread facility uses the Michelin Quality Management System to ensure retreads are manufactured to a very high and consistent quality. The factory is internationally audited annually, and follows the Michelin accredited manufacturing process which follow a consistent, audited, manufacturing process to deliver uniform results
- Consistent, Nationwide Retread Warranty Comparable to a New Tyre – All of our retreads are backed by the Tyreline Retread Warranty.
¹Average cost of a retread is significantly less than the average cost of a new tyre. Please contact Tyreline for specific pricing.
THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY: RETREADING AND SUSTAINABILITY
Retreading is the cornerstone to our circular economy strategy in the transport sector. It increases the life of a truck tyre three-fold and has indisputable benefits: a very low cost per kilometre, saves raw materials, supports local industries involved in maintenance operations and more. Despite these many advantages, retreading must compete with low-end tyres which represent a lower investment at purchase.
Optimising resources to enhance customers’ mobility in a sustainable manner
The boom in the demand for road mobility (expected to double and maybe even quadruple by 2050 compared to 2010) raises undeniable environmental and human issues: congestion, pollution, natural resource preservation, etc. Michelin are convinced that we should not go against the development of mobility but instead mitigate its social and environmental impacts. It is for this reason that Michelin are developing techniques such as retreading in order to market products which, from their design until the end of their life cycle, use fewer resources while delivering better performance.
What does retreading involve?
Retreading involves giving a lease of new life to a worn tyre in order to minimise the use of raw materials without compromising safety. Once truck and aircraft tyres come to the end of their life cycle, their casing structure is retained and their tread – the part of the tyre in contact with the ground – is replaced. A truck tyre designed for retreading can be retreaded at least twice which means it can be used to cover many more kilometres during its life cycle!
Retreading: three times the benefits
The environmental benefits of retreading are substantial. Compared to an entry-level tyre that cannot be retread, for example, a retreaded tyre makes it possible to save 24% CO2 emissions and 70% natural resource extraction due to the fact that the steel casing is reused! A retreaded tyre also means less waste to recycle.
At equivalent use, a retreaded tyre generates 4.3 times more jobs than a tyre that cannot be retreaded, since in addition to the actual retreading operations, associated maintenance and logistics services are also provided (collection, inspection, maintenance, distribution).
Lastly, a tyre which lasts two and sometimes even more than three times longer and costs 40% less per kilometre than a new tyre enables customers to make significant savings.
WHY CONSIDER RETREADS FOR YOUR FLEET?
SIMPLE. To make savings, play a role in sustainable transport and benefit from flexible use. Without compromising on safety.
40% cheaper than new tyres and multiple retreads are possible²
Peace of mind and flexibility
All Michelin retreads are backed by the Michelin warranty
Adapt your tread to suit your needs with multiple combinations available between the original tread and the replacement tread
protecting the environment
Retreading doubles the life span of your tyre and saves natural resources¹
A retreaded tyre has 70% less raw materials than a new tyre³
1Internal tests in 2013. Life span of a MICHELIN Remix tyre = 97% of the life span of a new Michelin tyre of the same dimension.
²European average, internal pricing information in 2014 and Internet price study carried out by an external organisation.
³MICHELIN Remix retreading only requires adding, on average, 20kg of raw materials, equivalent to a saving of 70% compared with the purchase of a new tyre.
RETREADING: THE BEST WAY FORWARD
Michelin is convinced that retreading is the best way forward for goods transportation.
Guy Heywood – commercial director , UK and Ireland; Claire Dorland Clauzel – executive vice president, brands and external relations; and Antoine Pinneau – senior vice president, R&D present the reasons for choosing retreading to the Wall Street Journal.
Please note: Retreads and truck servicing available at selected stores.