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RETREAD TIRES THE FIRST INDUSTRIAL RECYCLING PROGRAM:

RETREAD TIRES THE FIRST INDUSTRIAL RECYCLING PROGRAM

History of the Retread Industry:

History of the Retread Industry Retreading began in 1904 Shortages during World War II major factor in retreading growth Retreaded tires utilized by military through all conflicts, including the most current ones

Usage of Retreaded Tires and Their Impact on Industries:

Usage of Retreaded Tires and Their Impact on Industries 80% of all aircraft take-offs and landings taking place with retreaded tires Shortage of new tires for mining and construction (OTR) would have been disastrous without retreads ½ of truck tires are retreads USPS uses retreads on nearly all small delivery vehicles and transports

Sales Process and Channels for Retreaded Tires:

Sales Process and Channels for Retreaded Tires Retreaders may sell tires through their own commercial truck tire centers Others sell direct to trucking fleets Retread truck tires may be priced by the mile OTR tires may be priced by hours of service Aircraft retreads priced by number of landings

Evolution of Retreading in the US:

Evolution of Retreading in the US Majority Passenger Retreading

2011 US Snapshot:

2011 US Snapshot $3.1 Billion Market Value

Environmental Benefits of Retreading:

Environmental Benefits of Retreading New Tire = 22 gallons Retread Tire = 7 gallons 232 million gallons of oil saved annually by retreading Other savings in steel, natural rubber, and carbon black Millions of tires kept out of landfills EPA SmartWay Certification Underway Federal Executive Order 13149

Retread Myths:

Retread Myths Rubber on the Road – Don ’ t Blame Retreads Extensive studies by NHTSA, Virginia and Arizona Application of Treads - Vulcanization Inspection and Rejection – Modern Technology, including Shearography , X-ray and others.

Retreaded Tires:

Retreaded Tires Safe Reliable Cost Effective Environmental Critical

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