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  • 1.General
  • Does Italmatic provide all the Machines and Accessories

    Yes. Italmatic manufactures and provides a complete range of tyre retreading equipment (e.g. motor, passenger, truck, OTR, aircraft, hot & cold system) and accessories  (e.g. buffing blades, rasps, carbide tools, etc.). All our machines (e.g. AZ Extruder Builder, Shearography, etc.). are licensed. These items are produce in bulk at our plant in Milan, Italy. Envelopes are MAE.


  • What automotive accessories does italmatic produces?

    Italmatic is a leading player in the production and distribution of high quaity accessories & consumables needed by professional users in tyre shops to perform activities concerning the maintenance, service, repairing, retreading, care of all type of tyres.


    Italmatic is leading Wheel Balancing Weights manufacturer in Europe (zinc, steel, lead wheel weights). The full range of wheel weights is manufactured in Italy (Milano) where is also the warehouse for a wide range of consumables/accessories for professional usage in tyre shops (e.g. tyre valves, mounting paste, inflating guns, tyre levers, repairing patches and material, etc.). Italmatic sell our products worldwide through distributors/wholesalers.

  • 2.Retreading
  • What is Retreading?

    Retreading is a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly way to breathe new life into worn tyres: The "worn-out" tread of the tyre is replaced with a brand-new one and this means that the tyre can be used again!


  • Can all tyres be retreaded?

    Unfortunately, however, not every tyre can be retreaded. The requirements are:

    ★ The tyre was used correctly in its "first life", driven with the right air pressure and treated with care.

    ★ The tyre's frame, the carcass, is not seriously damaged.


    In addition, whether a retreadable carcass can be reused depends on the type of tyre. The following retreading limits apply:

    ★ Car tyres: 1 time

    ★ Light truck tyres: Generally 1 time

    ★ Truck tyres: 1 to 3 times

    ★ Aircraft tyres: Up to 12 times


  • What are the benefits of retreading?
    •  When the tread has worn off, only about 20% of the tyre is used up. The carcass, which represents about 80% of the tyre's value, can be re-rubberised for a "new tyre life".
    • To produce a truck or bus tyre requires about 60-80 kg of rubber mixture. Retreading the tyre takes only about 15 kg of rubber. A considerable amount of raw materials can therefore be saved. In the EU, this equates to more than 300,000 tonnes per year!
    • To produce a car tyre requires about 28 litres of crude oil. To retread a car tyre, on the other hand, only 5.5 litres of oil are needed.
  • 3.Autoclave
  • What is Autoclave?

    An autoclave is a device used to sterilize equipment and supplies by subjecting them to high pressure saturated steam at 121 °C for around 15–20 minutes depending on the size of the load and the contents.It was invented by Charles Chamberland in 1879, although a precursor known as the steam digester was created by Denis Papin in 1679. The name comes from Greek auto-, ultimately meaning self, and Latin clavis meaning key—a self-locking device.

  • What type of autoclave Italmatic offers?

    Italmatic is a leading producer of autoclaves having their main application in the following fields:

    -glass industry, using autoclaves for laminated glass stratification;

    -composite materials industry (for ex. aeronautic, building, nautic fields, etc.), using autoclaves for the polymerization of carbon fibers and thermoplastics;

    -rubber industry, using autoclaves for tyres, rubber rollers, couplings, technical items, etc.;

    -impregnation industry, using autoclaves for drying and impregnation procedures of various materials and components, like wood, metal, electric components, etc. ;

    -other industrial fields, like the field of sterilization, health, etc.

    The development and preparation of running controls for the above autoclaves are executed internally through company skilled in software and hardware solutions, being part of Italmatic group, as a warranty of the max. assistance in a long term optic.

  • Top or Front Loading?

    A Top Loader has a smaller ‘footprint’ and accommodates taller items but loading/unloading can be more difficult. A Front Loader is easier to load, has better steam circulation, and is more difficult to overfill, but has less usable space for a given volume.

  • Electrically or Steam Heated?

    Electrical heating by heaters inside the chamber is easy to maintain and service but cooling will be slower unless the water charge can be emptied. Steam heating has the fastest heat up/cooling times but a reliable supply of dry steam is required. There will be additional costs for installing steam reducing and condensate return sets.

  • Can a single sterilizer be used for multiple load types?

    Generally all autoclaves are capable of sterilizing all types of loads, but in order to get the most from your considerable investment it is worth investigating what options might be available to more efficiently process the different types of materials. A waste load can be processed far more effectively by using options such as vacuum and free steaming, but using these on a media load could lead to disaster. Some laboratories use a different autoclave for each load type to avoid cross contamination, but for smaller laboratories this can easily be overcome by having pre-set selectable programs for each load type. Once programmed and ‘locked off’ these cycles can also be qualified.

  • How much space is required?

    You must consider where and how the autoclave is to be installed. Will there be enough space for service access, and can the autoclave be moved into the suggested location via stairs, corridors, tight corners, and doors? As Italmatic is a reputable supplier; we will be able to provide assistance, advice, and information on these factors.

  • Do I need a canopy or extractor hood for my autoclave?

    Always an advantage, but not essential. An extractor hood will help to reduce steam and heat build-up in the room, and help to reduce odors. If disposable plastic ware is being processed then the possible build-up of potentially harmful fumes is eliminated.

  • How do you prove sterilization?

    Today more than ever an emphasis is being put on the ability to demonstrate an autoclave is being used properly and is correctly set up. An autoclave should have the option of a data print-out to prove a cycle has been completed, and required parameters met. Many can also transfer information securely to a computer for storage and analysis. At a minimum, a thermocouple entry port should be available to allow a remote chart recorder to be used. A second cable entry port should also be available to facilitate testing and calibration of the autoclave for external monitoring and approval requirements. Most manufacturers take account of these factors in their designs and many are expert in testing, and can give valuable advice and offer additional features to optimize autoclave performance.

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