“Demand for sustainable mobility in long-distance traffic has constantly been increasing. Thus, we added a corresponding product line in cold retreading”, Tobias Neumüller, Head of Retreading DACH and Scandinavia at Michelin, reports. According to company information, the driving axle tread offers a 15 per cent higher mileage than its predecessor and is particularly economical as a consequence.
The tread will mostly be used on transports with long distances with many rolling phases and few locations of loading and unloading. The optimized rolling resistance of the Recamic Line D will be at its best in these areas of use, the people being responsible explain. Since September of last year, the tread has been available in the German-speaking markets.
Similar to new tyres, the Line D tread consists of many sipes with double waves. According to the manufacturer, they guarantee safe braking and good traction on slippery road surfaces. The Recamic tread also disposes in the 60 Series of a convex tread. Compared to a standard tread it provides an optimized contact area of the tyre on the road surface and reduces overheating in the shoulder area. Furthermore, the retreaded tyre has the 3PMSF symbol and is usable in wintry conditions too.
Meeting environmental requirements
According to Michelin, retreaded tyres are able to generate up to 70 per cent of savings in raw materials compared to non-retreaded products. Due to the low rolling resistance a reduction of 1.3 tons of fine-dust pollution as well as a decrease of 5,400 kg in CO2 emissions are possible. “Due to legal or economic requirements, many fleets need to have strict environment certificates at their disposal. Thus, Michelin’s retreading concepts offer the perfect precondition to achieve the necessary increase in fuel efficiency”, Neumüller says.