Posted on September 16, 2013

Michelin Retread Technologies Launches MICHELIN XDY-EX PRE-MOLD RETREAD

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All weather traction retread, optimized for severe winter conditions, delivers longer treadlife over XDS® Pre-Mold

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 16, 2013)Michelin Retread Technologies today announced the launch of the MICHELIN® XDS® 2 Pre-MoldTM retread designed for year-round drive axle traction, with optimized features for challenging winter conditions.  This next generation of exceptional traction comes with a 10 percent improvement in tread life over the XDS® Pre-Mold™

“The MICHELIN XDS 2 Pre-Mold delivers traction for the life of the tread, and with a 10 percent improvement in tread life, this translates into maximum customer value” said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc. “Its ability to provide excellent snow, water and mud evacuation makes the XDS 2 the ideal retread for demanding and changing weather conditions”

The XDS 2 Pre-Mold, at 25/32nd of depth, offers exceptional traction delivered using deep sipes with zig-zag groove walls, along with V-shaped transverse shoulder grooves.  These features provide biting edges for full life traction, as well as excellent evacuation of snow, stone and mud.  The tread life improvement results from an engineered tread compound that delivers wear resistance in high scrub applications, a wide contact patch for force distribution, and a directional tread that reduces heal/toe wear.

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Michelin, the leading mobility company, is working with tires, around tires and beyond tires to enable Motion for Life. Dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility and sustainability, Michelin designs and distributes the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its customers’ needs. Michelin provides digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences. Bringing its expertise to new markets, the company is investing in high-technology materials, 3D printing and hydrogen, to serve a wide variety of industries — from aerospace to biotech. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 22,500 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada. (michelinman.com