NEWPORT, Ky.—AcuTread Alliance Group has achieved SmartWay verification for its STT mold-cure retread for trailer applications.
This is the first first mold-cure retreads to achieve that status under the Environmental Protection Agency's program to recognize fuel-saving technologies, according to the company.
AcuTread Alliance, which licenses the AcuTread retreading process, said verification for AcuTread wide-base drive and trailer and conventional dual-application drive tire retreads is pending.
"The precision manufacturing process and operational advantages of mold cure retreading are now available in a SmartWay verified retread," said Bob Majewski, president of the AcuTread Alliance Group,
The AcuTread process—developed during the 1990s by Majewski and Tom Sumerel of Sumerel Tire Service Inc. at the company's plant in Newport—uses strip winding of specially formulated tread rubber for a splice-free retread.