Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) has introduced the all-weather XDN2 Pre-Mold retread for drive positions, optimized for traction and mileage. It features patented Matrix Siping Technology to maximize winter and wet traction. The retread is also engineered with a two-layer compound — the top layer designed for wear and traction and the bottom layer for maintaining cool internal casing temperatures.
The retread’s wide, open shoulder grooves are said to deliver added traction without compromising tread life. It’s intended for long-haul and regional use and is currently available in 220, 230 and 240 mm sizes.