The retreader based in North Carolina in the USA has been able to improve its productivity, reduce costs and crucially, prevent tire envelope damage by switching from metal to composite staples. The metal staples were puncturing the tire envelopes, which each cost over US$110, causing damage to the tire and ultimately, tire failures. Completely non-metal, the Black Magic staples melt during the cure cycle and have a low melting formula for low temperature cure chambers.
Rachel's career in journalism began around five years ago when she started working for UKi Media & Events, having recently graduated from Coventry University where she studied the subject. Her favourite aspect of the job is interviewing industry experts, including researchers, scientists, engineers and technicians, and learning more about the ground-breaking technologies and innovations that are shaping the future of the automotive and tire industries.