RMA Updates Tire Retread and Tire Repair Shop Bulletins

All Shop Bulletins Now Available Online

For more information contact:
Dan Zielinski
(202) 682-4846

WASHINGTON, D.C.May 19, 2006 – The Rubber Manufacturers Association has released several revised and one new tire retread and tire repair Shop Bulletins for tire service professionals. All RMA Shop Bulletins can be downloaded at www.rma.org in the “Publications” section.

RMA published the following Shop Bulletins; five revised and one new:

  • SB No. 7A – Groove Cracking, Precure
  • SB No. 7B – Groove Cracking, Mold Cure
  • SB No. 25 – Retread & Repair Materials Glossary of Terms
  • SB No. 26 – Tread Edge Lifting
  • SB No. 34 – Buffing Techniques for Radial Passenger Tires
  • New – SB No. 42 – Break Skid (Flat Spot) Repair in a Full Service Repair Facility

RMA has more than 40 tire retread and tire repair Shop Bulletins designed to be used as reference and training materials that can help enhance customer satisfaction, add value and solve typical problems encountered in the retread and repair of passenger, light truck, truck, off-the-highway, and farm tires. The fully illustrated bulletins can be viewed online and downloaded for free.

Online, the Shop Bulletins are organized in three major categories – General Information, Repairing, and Retreading – and are subcategorized as follows:

  • General Information
    • Reference Material
    • Inspection
    • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
    • Puncture Repair
    • Section / Reinforcement Repair
    • Flat Spot Repair
    • Miscellaneous
  • Retreading
    • General Information
    • Processing
    • Building / Application
    • Curing
    • Retreading

RMA tire publications are useful information on a variety of tire-related subjects. Readers can view and download a variety of publications via the RMA web site.

Hard copies of all RMA tire publications are available for purchase by accessing the “Publications” section of RMA’s web site www.rma.org or by calling (800) 325-5095 ext. 242. International orders can only be ordered by phone (330) 723-2978 ext. 242 or by fax (330) 725-0576.

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The Rubber Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for the rubber products industry. Its members include more than 100 companies that manufacture various rubber products, including tires, hoses, belts, seals, molded goods, and other finished rubber products. RMA members employ over 120,000 workers and account for more than $21 billion in annual sales.