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Tire Retreading and Recycling

SIC 7534 & 5093 | NAICS 326212 & 423930

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Tire Retreading & Recapping  (view report)
Tire & Rubber Recycling  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

About Retreading / Beginner's Guide / beginners-guide

Introductory sections provide an overview of production processes, types of products produced, and product applications, with production processes discussed including the pre-cure method in which precured tread is bonded to a buffed casing in a curing chamber and the mold-cure method in which unvulcanized rubber is applied to a buffed casing and heated in a mold to transfer the tread pattern.

MTD Research
Top 100 Retreaders

Annual MTD report ranks the top 100 retreaders in the U.S. based on the estimated amount of tread rubber used by each company, with information provided for each company including the number of production shops, the number of light truck, medium/heavy truck, off-the-road, and industrial retread tires produced, rubber used in millions of pounds, and retread system / production processes used.

Infiniti Research Limited
Tire Retreading Market in the U.S.

Market research report analyzes the U.S. market for retread tires, with topics covered in the report including market size and forecast, imports and exports, truck market, market growth drivers and challenges, competitive landscape, and market share analysis, and key vendors profiled including Bridgestone Corp., Michelin Group, Maragoni, S.P.A., and Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

Rubber Manufacturers Association
Publications available from this trade association include:

U.S. Scrap Tire Market Report
Biennial report analyzes changes in the market for scrap tires across the U.S. over time, with topics covered in the report including number of scrap tires generated annually by product class, disposition of scrap tires by end-user market or disposal method, tire-derived fuel market, ground rubber market, civil engineering market, stockpiled scrap tires by location, and overview of current state programs.

Scrap Tire Publications
Publications section provides access to an extensive selection of reports and studies focused on management and marketing of scrap tires, with subject matters addressed by these publications including processing, market reports, civil engineering applications, tire-derived fuel (TDF), rubber modified asphalt, septic systems, artificial reefs, environmental issues, and government reports.

Recycling Research Institute
Information resources available from this organization include:

Scrap Tire News
Monthly newsletter published by an environmental consulting firm features news and information for tire and non-tire scrap rubber recycling professionals, with topics covered in various issues of this publication including industry news and events, market trend analysis, product innovations, latest technology developments, equipment updates, legislative climate, and global commentary.

Recycled Products
Recycled products information section provides descriptions of products commonly derived from scrap tires, the processes and technologies used to manufacture these products, and the various markets and applications in which they are utilized, with recycled products covered in this section including crumb rubber, tire-derived fuel (TDF), tire-derived aggregate, and rubberized asphalt.

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Industry Financial Ratios
Tire Retreading / Recycling  Search for "326212" and "423930"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Tire Retreading  Search for "326212"

Annual financial statement analysis provides income statements, balance sheets, and financial ratios for companies that retread tires for commercial, industrial, and consumer vehicles using the pre-cure method in which pre-molded tread is bonded to a buffed casing or the mold-cure method in which unvulcanized rubber is applied to a buffed casing and heated in a mold to transfer the tread pattern.

Compensation Surveys

Tire Retreading

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for selected job positions in this manufacturing sector such as plant manager, production manager, tire builder, retread mold operator, manufacturing technician, warehouse supervisor, and delivery truck driver, with employers for which compensation data is provided including Michelin North America, Inc. and Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Tire Builders

Annual survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel who operate equipment used to build tires from rubber components, with processes used in retreading tires including the pre-cure method in which pre-molded tread is bonded to a buffed casing and the mold-cure method in which unvulcanized rubber is applied to a buffed casing and heated in a mold to transfer the tread pattern.

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