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Conti Hybrid drive-axle tyre now available as hot-retreaded ContiRe

Continental has added to its range of hot retreaded tyres with the ContiRe Hybrid, which is on display at the company’s stand at the CV Show this week.

Noel McGrath, Continental Tyres

The Conti Hybrid family offers long service lives, an ability to perform in a diverse range of applications and robustness. To produce the hot-treaded ContiRe™ tyres, fresh rubber is applied to the entire carcass; when heated, the rubber becomes firmly vulcanised with the carcass.

The ContiRe Hybrid HD3 has the same rubber compounds as the new tyre in both the tread and the sidewall. It also retains all the best features of the new tyre, such as low weight, optimised rolling resistance and high ride comfort. The tread on the ContiRe Hybrid HD3 features a block design with numerous integrated sipes in a 3D geometry. The sipes extend down to as much as two thirds of the entire tread and, thanks to greater block stability, offer much better wear behaviour whilst simultaneously acting as gripping edges, ensuring exceptional traction even during braking and acceleration on wet roads. The ContiRe Hybrid HD3 carries both the M+S label and the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.

Kitting out fleets with hot-retreaded tyres makes both economic and ecological sense. Around 75 percent of the raw materials required for tyre production can be found in the carcass. If this is then reused after its first life cycle, this saves not only valuable resources but also money as hot-retreaded tyres are typically around 25 percent cheaper than new tyres.

With the modular tyre life cycle concept ContiLifeCycle, Continental offers fleet operators a model designed to help them maximise the cost-effectiveness of their commercial vehicle tyres. ContiLifeCycle begins with the robust, hot-retread-ready premium carcass of the new tyre, encompasses professional carcass management following the first tyre life cycle and ends with the hot-retreaded tyre itself. All hot-retreaded ContiRe™ tyres also have the same manufacturer guarantees as Continental’s new tyres.