Retreading involves removing used tire treads and applying freshly vulcanized new treads so that the body of the tire can be reused safely.
Retreading not only helps to reduce the total cost of tires, but also makes a major environmental contribution in terms of the more effective utilization of natural resources.
It is important to select the correct rubber formulation for different applications and Spacecraft has access to rubber formulations for all types of applications.
Many smaller retreaders use hand buffers and builders to process tyres. This creates distortions in the tyres and misalignment on the vehicle, causing substantial damage to the vehicle. At Spacecraft, tyres are buffed, built and cured in inflated conditions.