Mold Cure Retreads
Every casing is carefully examined for damage before it is accepted by Goodyear for retreading. All casings that do not meet our stringent specifications are rejected. After passing examination, the old tread is removed and the carcass is prepared for retreading.
The mold cure retreading process for Goodyear TreadMax and Next Tread products involves uncured rubber being applied to a buffed and prepared carcass.
The tread pattern and sidewall stamping are then molded to the carcass in a heated press. This is very similar to the process used in the manufacture of new tyres.
Goodyear provides three choices to operators when their tyre tread depth reaches a level where retreading is an option and the casing is undamaged.