The tire retreading industry is coming under focus in Asia for the first time with the first Asian Retread Conference (ARC), which will be held Oct. 4-5, 2016, in Kuala Lumpur.

The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau (TRIB) is partnering with Asian Business Media (ABM) and Epic Fresh, Malaysia as organizers of the event, which will focus on some of the most relevant issues concerning tire retreading. It will be held at the Sime Darby Convention Centre.

A global line-up of experts from the retreading industry will be addressing ARC, which has adopted the theme “Go Green: Retread, Rebuild & Recap.” Some of the subjects to be presented during the five technical sessions across two days will be on road safety; aviation tire management; how the retreading industry can face up to the challenge of budget new tires; increasing the life of envelopes; tire retreading machinery; tire retreading process: from craftsmanship to industrial process; the extrusion-smearing method for applying retread cushion gum compared with alternative methods; the positive commercial impact of shearography on retreading; applications of Ekoprena for green tire manufacturing, green processing for green retreading; the benefits of bead-to-bead retreading in a changing market; and the challenges of cheap tires vis-à-vis retread and new tires: the Indian experience.

Among the speakers are Edoardo Salaorni Marangoni Meccanica; Michele Sanseviero, TRM, Marangoni Meccanica; Martin Kalagin, Marangoni; David Stevens, TRIB, U.S.; Sudarsan Varadaraj, Elgi; Sascha Kriz Schill + Seilacher “Struktol” GmbH; David Wilson, Retreading Business, UK; Dirk Reurslag, VMI, Holland; Tai Qisheng, GIIB,  Goodway Rubber, Malaysia; Gopi Shekar, SRI, Malaysia; and Zairossani Mohd Nor, Malaysian Rubber Board.

ARC Chairman Dato Mohamed Ishak bin Abdul Hamid says,: “The time has come to take a closer look at the economic and environmental advantages that tire retreading offers. The current scenario that lays emphasis on sustainability has given the retreading sector a much needed boost to grab more global attention than ever before. The growing positive response to the needs for retreading, recycling and reuse encouraged us to conceive ARC. There will be highly beneficial take-aways from this event in the form of new technical and technological knowledge, opportunity to meet with the best in the industry and share ideas and networking.”

Some of the major corporate players in the global retreading industry are lined up behind the event along with industry associations, research institutes, and government agencies. Marangoni Meccanica, Italy, Tyre Retreading Machinery (TRM, Marangoni), and Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB) are Corporate Sponsors of ARC 2016.

For more information, visit www.asianretreadconference.com.

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