Michelin Retread Technologies launches MICHELIN® XDY-EX™ Pre-Mold™ retread

Off-road drive retread optimized for severe applications

LAVAL, QC, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Michelin Retread Technologies today announced the launch of the MICHELIN® XDY-EXTM Pre-MoldTM retread, a drive position retread built for demanding off-road applications. The XDY-EX retread delivers exceptional durability and is designed for single and tandem axle service in severe applications such as logging, mining and construction.

"The Michelin XDY-EX Pre-Mold retread performs in even the most grueling conditions due to its combination of tread design and proprietary compound technology that delivers more uptime and excellent traction," said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc.

Designed for 70 percent or more service in off-road driving conditions, the XDY-EX retread accepts chains and is available in 220 and 230mm sizes; the 240 mm size will be available in December. The raised-block sculpture has a deep 32/32nd tread that delivers exceptional traction, and a proprietary compound technology contributes to greater wear resistance. The retread also features stone ejector ledges on the side of the tread grooves that help resist stone-drilling, increasing the service life of the casing.

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About Michelin Retread Technologies

Established in the U.S. in 1998, Michelin Retread Technologies Inc. (MRT) brings the rigor of Michelin new tire innovation and manufacturing to both the process and product of retreading in North America. The network of MRT franchisees operates 77 retread plants in North America, Inc., which follow a consistent, rigorous, and highly audited nine-step manufacturing process to deliver uniform results across tires and retread plants. The MRT retreading plants use the most advanced technology available to examine 100% of the casings before retreading. Two patented retreading processes - Pre-Mold™ and Custom Mold™ - use Michelin's new-tire design technology, allowing North American fleets to maximize the life of their tire assets. MICHELIN® retreads may be found in over 700 points of sale in the U.S.  For more information on Michelin Retread Technologies or MICHELIN® retreads, visit www.michelintruck.com.

ABOUT MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelin-us.com) employs more than 22,000 people and operates 18 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations.

SOURCE: Michelin Canada

For further information:

Sachin Deshpandé
Michelin Canada
416.576.0226
sachin.deshpande@ca.michelin.com


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