Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business unit of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, has submitted four retread products to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for SmartWay verification.
Upon approval of these, Bridgestone will offer seven SmartWay-verified retreads.
“At Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, we are responding to evolving market needs with tire solutions that not only are smart for business, but are also smart for the earth,” said Bert Jones, manager, product marketing, TBR, Retread and OTR, Bridgestone Commercial Solutions.
“Having seven retread product offerings that surpass SmartWay requirements is just one more way we are meeting customer needs and truly sets us apart in the industry,” he added.
The four new Bandag options submitted for review are: FCR trailer, FuelTech trailer, FuelTech drive and B835 FuelTech.
The Bandag FCR Trailer retread is a specially compounded, high mileage, shallow tread tire that combines fuel efficiency with extended tread wear. The B835 FuelTech wide base drive retread features an advanced fuel-efficient compound to produce long tread life and exceptional fuel economy for fleets using wide base tires on tandem axles in over-the-highway service. FuelTech Trailer and FuelTech Drive retread products utilize a special compound to help deliver fuel efficiency while generous depth increases tread wear and traction.
Currently, three Bandag retread products-- B710 FuelTech, B197 FuelTech, and B135 FuelTech-- are on the SmartWay list of low-rolling-resistance retreads.