Introductory section provides an overview of various aspects of the retreading business and includes a beginner's guide to retreading, answers to frequently asked questions, a glossary of industry terms, and an industry recommended practices guide which provides detailed information on the processes used to retread tires by vehicle weight class and load range. All information is accessible free online.
Annual MTD report ranks the top 100 companies in the U.S. based on the estimated amount of tread rubber used annually by each company, with data provided for each firm including number of plants, number of light truck, medium/heavy truck, off-the-road, and industrial tires produced per day, rubber used annually in millions of pounds, and production process used. Report can be viewed free online.
Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. market for retread tires, with information provided in the report including market size and forecast by production process (e.g., pre-cure, mold cure) and market (e.g., domestic, export) and firms profiled including Continental AG, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Michelin North America, Inc., and Marangoni S.p.A.
Market research study analyzes the commercial vehicle retreading market, with topics covered in the study including retreading process and methods, distribution channel structure, key factors impacting the retreading market, market risks and opportunities, regulatory outlook, revenue forecast by type of commercial vehicle, competitor market shares and profiles, and growth strategies of key competitors.
Biennial report analyzes changing trends in the U.S. market for scrap tires, with information provided in the report including the number of tires generated annually by vehicle type and the market or other means of disposal for these tires (e.g., fuel used in cement kilns, pulp and paper mills, and industrial boilers, ground rubber, civil engineering applications, reclamation projects, export, landfill, and other).
Scrap Tire News
Monthly newsletter provides news and information for industry professionals involved in the recovery, recycling, and disposal of scrap tires and rubber, with topics covered in each issue including industry news, market trends, company profiles, legislative and regulatory matters, technology developments, product innovations, and equipment updates. Sample issue of the newsletter is available free online.
Information section provides descriptions of various products commonly derived from scrap tires, the processes and technologies used to produce these products, and the markets and user applications in which these products are utilized, with products for which information is provided including ground rubber, tire-derived fuel (TDF), tire-derived aggregate (TDA), and rubberized asphalt concrete (RAC).
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of revenues for firms that retread tires for commercial, industrial, and consumer use or operate facilities that recycle scrap tires and rubber to produce fuel used in cement kilns, pulp and paper mills, and industrial boilers and crumb and shredded rubber used in various other applications.
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as plant manager, production manager, production supervisor, tire technician, warehouse supervisor, and outside sales representative, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Michelin North America, Inc., and Bridgestone Americas Inc.
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel who operate equipment used to retread tires, with production methods used to retread tires including the pre-curing method in which pre-molded tread is bonded to a buffed casing and the mold-curing method in which unvulcanized rubber is applied to a buffed casing and heated in a mold.