The Kargro Group has a fully circular operation, composed of 4 key-operating companies.
Kargro Banden is a leader in the circular processing of commercial vehicle tyres. It operates by actively...
Lintire is an international leader in collecting, inspecting, and managing the circular processing of passenger car tyres.
Banden Plan Europa is an independent producer of retreaded truck tyre solutions focused on establishing a new...
Kargro Recycling specializes in the extraction of valuable compounds originating from End-of-Life truck tyres.
The Kargro Group Holding, based in Montfoort, is involved in the circular processing of demounted truck and passenger car tyres in the broadest sense of the word...
The Kargro Group’s circular model has been impact-driven from the start. By enabling the group's companies to take on the emissions and waste produced by E.L.T.s, the group has established best-in-class techniques and innovations that maximize the value retained on tires and minimize their environmental impact.
By enabling clients to take on the emissions and waste produced by end-of-life tyres, the company has established best-in-class techniques and innovations that maximize the value retained on these tyres and minimize their environmental impact.
Due to considerable savings on raw materials and oil, retreaded commercial vehicle tyres have a lower purchase price than new tyres of similar quality. Retreaded tyres last as long as newly produced tyres. In certain cases, retreaded tyres even last longer than comparable quality new tyres. That is why the cost per kilometer is lower than that of comparable new tyres.
It is important to note that the retreading market has often been seen as a source of lesser quality tyres. The reality could not be further from the truth. With the recent investments and developments in our sector’s technology, we have the capacity to produce tyres that are as good as new.
Retreaded tyres are tyres that receive a new tread and possibly new sidewalls after an initial use phase. The existing carcass, provided it meets strict requirements, forms the basis of a retreaded tyre. A retreaded tyre can be retreaded again after many kilometers if the carcass passes the inspection again. Retreaded tyres are comparable to the quality of newly produced tyres.
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There are two methods of tyre renewal. Both methods have a similar preparation:• Used tyres (carcasses) undergo a comprehensive quality inspection.• Approved carcasses are roughened; imperfections are filled up after which the tyre is either cold or hot vulcanized.
In case of cold renewal, a thin layer of intermediate rubber is placed on the roughened carcass. A ready-made pre-vulcanized tread is placed on top of the carcass. The carcass is completely enclosed by a rubber 'envelope', which vacuums the tyre and tread, creating an undeformable whole. In an autoclave (pressure chamber), the tread vulcanizes under pressure, time and temperature, permanently bonding it to the carcass. This takes place at about 100 degrees Celsius.
With hot retreading, the carcass (tread and sidewalls) is covered with raw rubber. The tyre is vulcanized in a mould/mold and is given its final shape and profile. This takes place at about 155 degrees Celsius. As a result, the retreaded tyre has the similar (or better) driving experience and appearance of a new tyre.