AKRON (Sept. 28, 2011)—Harvey Brodsky, managing director of the Retread Tire Association, will serve as chairman of a retread workshop planned for next year's International Tire Exhibition & Conference in Cleveland.
Brodsky also will be responsible for exhibit sales for the Retread Pavilion for ITEC 2012, to be held at the International Exhibition Center, Sept. 18-20, 2012. The event is organized by Rubber & Plastics News and Tire Business.
The ITEC Passenger and Light Truck Retread Workshop will look at how bead-to-bead retread tires can be produced as a top quality high-performance product.
The workshop program will cover topics such as molds designed to accommodate the sidewall design; how non-destructive testing (shearography, X-ray, non-destructive testing, differometry) will enable retreaders to have greater assurance that the tires to retread are really suitable for a full second life; environmental and federal government rules and regulations; and are casings being sold as original equipment passenger and light truck tires suitable for retreading?
Additional workshop programs and topics will be announced at a later date.
“The Retread Workshop and exhibits pavilion will be an important addition to ITEC 2012 for all retreaders who want to learn about the latest in retreading equipment and machinery, and to hear a number of interesting presentations by experts in the field of retreading and tire repair, “Brodsky said.
For more information, visit www.itec-tireshow.com.