Precure Process ( also known as ‘cold cure’)- in this process a tread strip, where the pattern is already pressed and precure is applied to the casing. It is bonded to the casing by means of a thin layer of specially compounded uncured rubber (known as cushion or bonding gum) which is vulcanized by the application of heat, pressure and time.
Suitable under following circumstances
-When the tyre has to operate for long leads and high speed.
-When the surface is smooth.
-When the tyre has smooth wearing.
-The process is fast and economical as more than one tyre can be processed at same time.
-The steam pressure is less so the tyre is not under huge stress as compared to Hot process.
-As the tyre is imposed with a new layer of rubber , if tread gets removed can be corrected by adding a small patch at same position.
-Life of tyre will depend on workmanship and the weight of Rubber Belt used.