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New life for tyres!

The retreading process gives worn tyres a new life -  safely, economically and environmentally friendly: The "used" tread of the tyre is replaced by a new one. The result: the tyre is refurbished!

Unfortunately, not every tyre can be retreaded. The reconditions are that the tyre has been used properly in the "first life" and has been driven with the correct air pressure / has been handled carefully. In addition, the tyre base, i.e. the casing, must not show any serious damages.

The reuse of renewable casings also depends on the type of tyre. The following applies:

Car tyres
Light truck tyres
Truck tyres
Up to
Aircraft tyres

Pre-cure or mould-cure retreading process – we have the know-how for both areas.


The mould-cure retreading process is suitable for many tyre applications. In addition, the hot-retread tyre looks like a new tyre. The tread material is built with the tyre sidewall and pressed together in a hot tyre mould. In this heating press, the shape and profile are created.


In the case of the pre-cure retreading process, tread pattern are used. So here the profile is already in shape and is placed on the casings and then vulcanized at temperatures between 100°C and 120°C.

Retreads and their importance in the market

Retreading is of particular importance for the extremely loaded aircraft tyres. After approx. 150 take-offs and landings, during which the tyres have to endure speeds of over 250 km/h under maximum loads, the tyres will be retreaded. And up to 12 times. Of course, the test procedures here are very complex and safety is a top priority.

In commercial vehicles, a high-quality retread is the alternative to new tyres, because it offers safety, maximum mileage and an excellent price-performance ratio. And so more and more private consumers are recognizing and appreciating the positive image of the quality-retreaded tyre.

KRAIBURG Austria GmbH & Co. KG
Webersdorf 11
5132 Geretsberg | Austria
Tel.: +43 7748 7241-0
Fax: +43 7748 7241-11