The Body Ply System

The Steelastic® body ply system utilizes a production proven process that provides premium quality steel or textile material for passenger car radial (PCR), truck & bus radial (TBR), and off-the-road (OTR) tires.

Featuring our proprietary high pressure "E" Die extrusion technique, these systems maintain precision cord end count positioning, gauge control, and overall dimensional stability. After cutting the system automatically splices and stitches to form continuous body ply material.

This streamlined process offers lower processing and labor costs when compared with traditional methods, as well as reduced scrap. The scale and simplicity of the systems translates to less required floor space, lower maintenance costs, and flexibility. The result being the ultimate in quality, versatility and efficiency.

Steelastic® Body Ply System Advantages

Quality:
Precise width and gauge control
Superior rubber-to-wire adhesion
Improved cord control and position
Lower overall processing temperature
Highly repetitive splices guarantee straight body ply edges and excellent tire uniformity
Flexibility:
Ability to process steel, nylon, fiberglass, polyester, etc.
Systems can be configured or combined to also produce steel belt and/or cap strip material
Delivery & Install:
Reduced lead time compared with traditional equipment
No special foundations required & minimum floor space required
Systems are easily transferrable to other locations
WIP & Scrap:
Elimination of staging calender material
Lower processing cost resulting from streamlined process