WHAT IS RETREAD / RECAP?
The X® LINE ENERGY D Pre-Mold Retread, sometimes referred to as a recap, recapped tire or remold, is a tire tread used in the remanufacturing process of a worn tire. Utilizing Michelin Retread Technologies’ 9-step manufacturing process ensures retreaded or recapped tires meet new-tire manufacturing standards – protecting your bottom line and the planet. Having your fleet’s tires retreaded or recapped can help reduce the millions of tires that end up in landfills annually. Click here to find a Michelin Retread tire dealer near you.
WHY THIS RETREAD?
25% longer tread life GUARANTEED* vs. competitive SmartWay® line haul drive retreads, thanks to Dual Compound Tread Technology and Matrix Siping (see Guarantee for details).
No compromise SmartWay® fuel economy and wear resistance from Dual Energy Compound Tread, combining wear resistant properties in the top tread layer, with cool running compounds in the bottom layer that promote low rolling resistance and long casing life.
Driver confidence comes from the outstanding traction of Matrix Siping.
21/32nds original tread depth
BENEFITS AND FEATURES
1. Dual Compound Tread
No Compromise Fuel Efficiency and Tread Life – 25% More kilometers – Guaranteed!* – with a top Mileage layer for long mileage and a bottom, cool running, Fuel and Durability Layer for Fuel Efficiency.**
2. Wide Tread Design
Long Tread Life – Distributes force over a larger contact area.
3. Optimized Deep Tread
Long, Even Tread Life – Designed for long mileage and even wear.
4. Matrix Siping
Traction and Even Wear – Full depth, interlocking sipes with zig-zag walls to provide thousands of biting edges for traction, and lug-like performance for even wear.
5. Sipe Saver Technology
Long Tread Life – A teardrop at the base of the shoulder sipe relieves stress and helps prevent tearing.
Michelin X® LINE ENERGY D Pre-Mold Retread / Recap
REFERENCE MATERIALS - DOCUMENTS
MICHELIN® Truck Tire Data Book
|Tread Width||220 mm|
|Tread Depth||21/32 nds|
Pre Mold Process
Also known as a "pre-cure" process. Tread rubber used in this process is molded and pre-cured by the tread rubber manufacturer, Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT). The appropriate tread is selected – design, width, thickness – and applied to a prepared casing. The casing is prepared by placing a cushion gum bonding layer between the tread and casing. The tire then moves to the chamber for curing.
* Based on internal tests against SmartWay® requirements.
** As compared to the MICHELIN® XDA® 2 23 AT Pre-Mold Retread. See Guarantee for details.
* Based on internal tests against SmartWay® requirements. For more information on SmartWay® verified technologies, go to US: www.epa.gov/smartway or CA: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca.