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ContiLifeCycle™

The Many Lives Of Our Truck Tyres

ContiLifeCycle™


The many lives of our truck tyres.

Our ContiLifeCycle™ starts with a new tyre and continues with our premium retreading solutions and ContiCasingManagement™.

Our ContiLifeCycle™ prolongs the life of your tyres, thereby significantly lowering your tyre costs.

When you purchase a retreaded tyre, you not only lighten your tyre budget but also help to protect the environment as reusing the casing saves energy and raw materials. Multiple use of the casing also reduces the number of old tyres in circulation.


New Tyres – Built for more than just one life

Not all roads are equal and the same goes for transport. Knowing this, we have developed our truck tyres to suit the unique conditions of your transport activities, unleashing their full potential to increase the overall economy of your vehicles.

Our casing are what makes our tyres so economical. They are built with optimised and perfectly matched reinforcements, compound mixtures and a contour that best suits the application. Our casing achieves outstanding structural durability, which pays off.

Therefore, our casing is a worthy investment as it serves as a valuable raw material for retreading. By reusing the casing, you protect not only the world’s resources, but also conserve your own budget.

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Regrooving – The smart approach to prolonging the life of your tyres

Professional tyre regrooving is a sensible and economical option to prolong the life of your tyre. In fact, regrooving pays off twofold: firstly, because you can drive the tyre for longer, and secondly because the lower profile thickness reduces rolling resistance, which in turn reduces fuel consumption.

On top of that are the environmental benefits. A tyre that can go longer before being replaced saves valuable resources, the tyre must of course be labelled as regroovable in which to exploit this added potential fully without damaging the casing. Only qualified specialists may perform the regrooving.


ContiCasingManagement™ – An incredibly valuable service

Buying our truck tyres pays off very quickly. Not only because of our tyres' outstanding quality and long life, you also have our ContiCasingManagement™ to help you keep an eye on costs throughout the entire life of your tyres.

ContiCasingManagement™ uses standardised methods to take care of the entire casing management process. For instance, you can use our online casing management system to keep a constant eye on your used casing stock and decide at any moment what you want to do with your used tyres: sell them, retread them or simply leave them with us – whatever you want, however and whenever you want it. That gives you and your fleet the greatest possible flexibility and transparency.

ContiCasingManagement™:

  •  Casing collection
  •  Casing inspection/appraisal
  •  Casing purchasing
  •  Disposal
  •  ContiCasingBank (incl. online reports)

ContiTread™ is our premium tread for cold retreading.

This tread is produced exclusively with our compound mixtures and profiles. By choosing this method, you give your tyre a new profile, prolong its life and thereby reduce your total tyre costs.

The best results are achieved when high-tech and high-quality casings are used in retreading. ContiTread™ can, however, be applied to other makes of casing.

Using our premium hot retreading service ContiRe™, you give new life to your worn Continental truck tyre and realise the full economic performance of the tyre. ContiRe™ production is compatible to how we manufacture our new tyres – using the same profiles and compound mixtures. Exclusively we use Continental casings, which are retreaded from bead to bead. This method also renews the sidewalls, and the tyres remain regroovable.

To ensure a premium finish, every tyre is put through durability and safety tests in adherence to a standardised quality system. Consequently, every ContiRe™ tyre is covered by our warranty. All this coupled with outstanding mileage makes our ContiRe™ the best choice of retreadable tyre.

There are two methods that can be used for tyre retreading: hot retreading and cold retreading. In both cases only carefully selected and properly inspected casings are used. The manufacturing process itself is also identical, up to the point of applying the tread material and performing the vulcanisation process.


Hot retreading:

During hot retreading, the process of applying the tread material is virtually identical to the production of a new tyre.

The tread material is taken directly from the extruder and applied to the buffed casing. Afterwards the tread/casing assembly is cured in a vulcanisation mould with the required tread pattern. The pattern on the tread is formed during the vulcanisation process just as it is when a new tyre is made.

Our hot retreaded truck tyres are retreaded from bead to bead. The main advantage of this principle is that the sidewalls are renewed, ensuring that the quality of the hot retreaded tyre is comparable with that of a new tyre.


Cold retreading: 

Using the cold retreading method, a patterned and prevulcanised tread is applied to the buffed casing. This tread is placed, under constant tension, together with an unvulcanised bonding ply onto the buffed casing. Pretensioning prior to vulcanisation ensures that the tread adapts optimally to the tyre contour and guarantees the parts are effectively bonded together while the tyre is in the autoclave (curing chamber). Then the prepared tyre is “packed” into a curing tube (envelope) and cured under pressure in the autoclave.


ECE 109:

ECE Regulation No. 109 defines type approval standards in the production of retreaded pneumatic tyres for commercial vehicles and their trailers. This regulation defines strict quality control measures that have been compulsory for retreaders since September 2006 to ensure high-quality retreaded tyres.


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