Bandag retreads earn SmartWay verification

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Bridgestone Commercial Solutions on Friday, Oct. 5, announced that two Bandag retread products, B710 FuelTech and B197 FuelTech, have been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s list of SmartWay-verified low rolling-resistance retreads.

“We are constantly striving to develop eco-friendly products and processes while meeting the fuel-saving needs of our customers,” said Bert Jones, product marketing manager of TBR, retread and OTR for Bridgestone.

The Bandag B710 FuelTech drive retread was engineered to complement the Bridgestone M710 Ecopia radial tire, which also is SmartWay-verified, and is designed to deliver added mileage and performance for tandem drive axles in over-the-highway use.

The Bandag B197 FuelTech trailer retread complements the SmartWay-verified Bridgestone R197 Ecopia radial tire and is designed for longer tread life and added fuel economy on tandem trailer axles in over-the-highway use.

“Customers can maximize the rolling-resistance benefit when pairing a SmartWay-verified retread and casing, particularly the Bandag FuelTech product with a Bridgestone Ecopia casing,” said Jones.