Bandag produces quality retreads with just 30% of the oil required to manufacture new tyres.
It takes Bandag just a fraction of the energy to produce quality retreads in comparison with new tyres, adding up to 80% less CO2 and other carbon emissions.
Thanks to the re-use of all those tyre casings, retreads contain up to 75% recycled and reused material, contributing further to sustainability and circular economy. Premium new tyre casings are made to last a second or even a third life as a retread. Re-using the worn casing as main retread component allows to save up to 70l of oil, up to 32 kgs of rubber and 14 kg of steel*, that would have been used had the worn tyre be replaced by a new tyre.. Worldwide over the course of a year, that adds up very quickly!
*per tyre, for size 315/80R22.5
Up to 900 tyres per hour* are retreaded with Bandag worldwide, every day, around the clock. By retreading your valuable casing assets with Bandag, you contribute to reducing the quantity of waste tyres.
*source: Bandag Global figures
Bandag’s commitment to the future of our environment and generations is stronger than ever. Every day we continue moving forward with new initiatives to promote sustainable practices and use highly efficient, state-of-the art equipment and processes to cut down on waste and energy consumption at all stages.
Bandag retreads are processed using pre-vulcanised tread rubber, manufactured in an industrial setting; Pre-cured tyre retreading allows for the retread to be vulcanised at 2/3 of the curing temperature of the conventional hotcap retreading. This ‘cold’ processing requires less energy, and the limited heat stress for this curing process is generally known to have a positive effect on casing durability.It also helps reduce rolling resistance.
We operate a Europe-wide network of Bandag retreading facilities, bringing retread solutions to the fleet’s doorstep. Apart from the benefit for fleet of shorter turnaround times, the proximity of a Bandag dealer further saves on transport, which helps the environment.
These Bandag entrepreneurs are highly specialised and trained to deliver retreads according to the highest quality standards, offering personalised and localised solutions to you.