Bridgestone Bandag is All about Saving and Safety.
Retreading tyres offer drivers the best way to save, yet still stay safe. Committed to bringing all the benefits of this technology to our customers, Bridgestone has acquired the industry leader Bandag Inc in May 2007. Taking on the name of Bridgestone Bandag (BSBD), this new company has quickly moved to promote the idea of retreading to customers worldwide.
When a tyre has exhausted its intended service life, the worn tread surface is removed and a fresh new tread is attached. This enables the tyre to be reused instead of being scrapped, thus extending its usable life.
Even when the main treads have worn out, tyre casings are usually still in good condition and can continue to be used if retreaded. This stretches your investment dollar and cuts your operating costs without affecting performance or safety.
Nothing matters to us as much as your safety, which is why out of the 10 steps necessary in the retread process, four steps are all focused on inspecting the used tyre to ensure it is right for retreading. The process itself ends in a stringent final inspection, but our commitment does not end there. Customers enjoy regular after-sales safety inspection, maintenance and even consultancy.
Inspecting Used Tyre To Ensure Suitability For Retreading.
Retread tyres require only 32% of the petroleum needed to make new tyres, and less than 1/2 of the rubber. By greatly reducing CO 2 emission and industrial waste generated in the production process, Bridgestone Bandag is actively contributing to a cleaner environment.