GREENVILLE, S.C., June 28, 2016 — Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., has introduced the MICHELIN® MD XDN® 2 Pre-MoldTM retread — a drive-position retread optimized for long wear life, lasting durability and outstanding traction — for regional, medium-duty vehicles with 19.5 inch tires. It has attributes consistent with food and beverage, parcel package, and pick-up and delivery applications.
"Delivery fleets are faced with tough start-stop, turning and curbing conditions as they get their products to market each day,” said Adam Murphy, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. “They demand a retread option that is as tough as the roads they drive on. The new MICHELIN MD XDN 2 Pre-Mold retread answers those demands with long, even wear and excellent traction.”
The MICHELIN MD XDN 2 Pre-Mold retread features an 18/32 inch tread depth for 190/200 tread sizes and a 20/32 inch tread depth for 210/220/230 tread sizes. The tread design minimizes the internal casing temperature to contribute to a longer casing and tread life. Wide, open-shoulder grooves provide outstanding wear and full-depth sipes deliver excellent traction.
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 has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. Since 1989, Michelin has received 80 J.D. Power tire customer satisfaction awards—five times the number of all other tire manufacturers combined. In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.