June 26, 2018
Vipal participates in the NC Public Transportation
Transposium, in the USA

The transposium will take place on June 25-28 in North Carolina and will feature
the DV-UM3 tread, recommended for the school transportation sector

Vipal Rubber will be one of the exhibitors at the 64th NC Public Transportation Transposium, which will take place on June 25-28 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in North Carolina. Organized by the North Carolina Pupil Transportation Association, the transposium brings together different sectors related to school transportation.

Vipal Regional Manager Antonio Brito, and Vipal Technical and Commercial Representative Leonardo Oliveira, will be at the brand's booth to welcome visitors and demonstrate all the features of the Vipal DV-UM3 exclusively designed tread for radial tires in drive or trailer axles. Ideally for urban areas, its design provides excellent drive with low rolling resistance and has been designed to minimize the retention of rocks and other undesirable objets as well, delivering a higher damage protection to the casing.

Grooves designed to minimize the retention of rocks and other objects. The DV-UM3 offers a wider area of contact with the ground, higher mileage and lower heat generation, which contributes to preserve the casing and enables a longer tire life. It is also available in the ECO version. “Due to its characteristics the DV-UM3 is more than adequate for school transportation vehicles, and that is why we want to feature this tread during the NC Public Transportation Transposium,” said Gabriel Fuma, Vipal NAFTA Commerical Manager.

June 6, 2018
Vipal Takes Fuel Efficient Treads to Latin Tyre Expo

Among the highlights for Vipal Rubber Corp. at the Latin Tyre Expo this year is the VT170, a low rolling resistance tread that helps users manage fuel efficiency.

Vipal will display its products in booth No. A501 at the expo, which is designed for the Latin American and Carribbean markets. The event is June 6-8, 2018, at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama.

The VT170 generates less heat and ensures less wear and tear on the casing, and it also provides good braking performance on wet surfaces and greater abrasion resistance.

The company will also promote the VL110L tread for radial tires and trailer axles. Its features include shoulders designed to reduce lateral drag effects. It also preserves casing integrity due to low rolling resistance and is recommended primarily for long-distance services on paved floors.
Among the Vipal team that will be on hand at the Latin Tyre Expo is Gabriel Fuma, commercial manager for North and Central America; Jean Barros, commercial manager for Mexico and Central America; and Jarry Soriano, sales representative for Central America.

May 1, 2018
Vipal Rubber participates in WasteExpo in Las Vegas
Company presented solutions for the vehicle tire retreads that serve the solid waste collection chain in the United States

Vipal Rubber was one of the highlights of WasteExpo 2018, which took place on April 23-26 in Las Vegas, United States. During the three day event, Vipal's booth received managers from several companies interested in getting to know and acquiring the company's new technologies, including VT200 and VZY2, rolling treads indicated for tires used for road load transportation and mixed surfaces, respectively.

Among the attendees that visited Vipal’s booth at the trade show were White’s Tire’s representatives, Vipal’s authorized retreader for the North Carolina region, in addition to Vipal’s distributor in Canada, MGTread. “For the second year in a row, we gathered the best solutions Vipal has to benefit the solid waste collection chain in the United States.

Both treads we showed this time are helping to reduce fuel expenses and considerably improving the yield of garbage trucks”, explains Gabriel Fuma, Vipal’s Commercial Manager in the United States, who was together with Vipal’s Technical and Commercial Representatives, Leonardo Oliveira and Amaramh Velazquez, and the NAFTA regional manager, Antonio Brito.

VT200 is Vipal’s rolling tread with cross-cut blocks to provide excellent drive power. The design of the grooves is made to minimize rocks and objects embedded in the tread. Its characteristic design enables self-cleaning of the tread, and it is indicated for road load transportation. VZY2 is indicated for radial tires and trailer axle or drive, used on mixed surfaces (road and off-road), showing optimal adherence on different surfaces and less rocks embedded in the tread.

April 23, 2018
Vipal stands out at World Truck Toronto 2018
The company showed the VL110L Slim and VT220 treads, for snow use, among other products related to load transportation

Vipal, a leader in Latin America and one of the world’s top tire retread manufacturers, attended the World Truck Toronto 2018, which ended on April 21, showing the Vipal VL110L Slim and VT220 snow treads as its main highlights on this editions.

In addition, the company’s booth on the International Center, in Ontario, Canada, welcomed several customers and partners, including fleet owners and administrators, and even truck drivers who were interested in knowing the products and services related to load transportation.

“Vipal Rubber is globally distinguished for seeking to develop products that fulfill different needs for each part of the world. This is the case of VT220, a rolling tread developed to work on snow or mud tracks, which has worked well for the European market and countries in the Northern hemisphere, due to the use of a compound specially developed to stand low temperatures and severe snowing conditions.

To prove this, the tread was recently 3PMSF verified (Alpine Symbol) in laboratory tests in Finland”, highlights the commercial manager NAFTA, Gabriel Fuma. The VT220 tread has transversal grooves on its design, that add to the stability of the blocks, which, in turn, have an excellent traction capacity. The deep grooves provide the blocks a better movement, enabling a self-cleaning tread and improved adherence on pavements.

Fuma was together with Vipal NAFTA’s regional manager, Antonio Brito, and Vipal’s Technical and Commercial Representative, Leonardo Oliveira. Among the main customers who visited the company’s booth during the three-day trade show were the distributor Michel Gagnon, from MG Tread Canada, and Tony Deonarain, from TRUCKCAP94, Vipal’s authorized retreader on the region.

March 26, 2018
Vipal Rubber takes part in the Mid-America Trucking Show, in Kentucky
The public checked out the brand's most popular treads, such as DV-UM3 and VT220

Vipal Rubber, was present in another edition of the Mid-America Trucking Show, held on March 22-24, in the city of Louisville, state of Kentucky, in the United States.

This is Vipal's third participation at the MATS, which is the largest heavy-duty truck event in the world, where you can experience the latest industry products, attend hands-on demonstrations, and talk to product experts and engineers, as well as participate in educational seminars and special events.

This time, Vipal was represented by Gabriel Fuma, Vipal Commercial Manager, Leonardo Oliveira and Amaramh Velazquez, both Vipal Sales Representatives in the region. During the three-day event, Vipal products worldwide known, and currently used in the North American market were presented to the public, including the VT220 tread, recommended for highways and paved streets on radial tires, produced with a special compound for running in low temperatures, which also allows the use in muddy and snowy terrains, due to its design ensuring excellent drainage.

In addition to this, the DV-UM3 tread was also presented, with Vipal exclusive design for drive or trailer axles, ideal for application in urban perimeters and with a design that has a low rolling resistance. The DV-UM3 is designed to minimize rocks embedded in the tread, providing greater casing protection against breakdowns and less heat generation, contributes to preservation and longer tire life.

March 23, 2018
GSP Renewed – Precured treads will be free of duties for imports.

On Friday, March 23, 2018, the President signed into law H.R. 1625, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018,” which in addition to providing full-year federal appropriations through September 30, 2018, extended GSP with retroactivity, from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2020.

Importers should continue to flag GSP-eligible importations with the SPI “A” and pay normal trade relations (column 1) duty rates until the effective date of the Act, April 22, 2018, at which time programming will obviate the duty payment.

September 4, 2017
Vipal Rubber participates at the IANA Intermodal Expo 2017
in Los Angeles

The public can see the advantages of the R159HS and RZL30 treads for intermodal application

Vipal Rubber, a leading Latin American company and one of the most important tire retreading manufacturers in the world, took part in another edition of the IANA Intermodal Expo, held from September 17 to 19, at the city of Long Beach, California (USA). This is the third consecutive year that the brand participates in the expo, aimed to fleets of the intermodal segment, which requires specific products for mixed traffic since it involves more than one modality of transportation and is usually used in difficult to reach places. Vipal will be represented by Gabriel Fuma, NAFTA’s Commercial Manager and Amaramh Velazquez, a Technical Sales Representative in the region.

During the event days, some products recognized worldwide and used in the North American market today, will be presented to the public, among them the R159HS and RZL30 treads, the current Vipal highlights for the intermodal transport sector. The treads are produced with a special compound of high elasticity and protection against aging caused by heat, ozone and also by the constant effects of sunlight, which makes them ideal for the application.

The R159HS, is a tread indicated for highway load and commercial transport with excellent wear resistance due to abrasion, being indicated for trailer axles and optional for moderate drive axles. It also has low heat generation, providing less wear and tear on the casing. Ruzi’s RZL30 has ribbed reinforcements and a low linear weight, which increases the retreading capacity, as well as producing less heat and offering a longer life cycle for the tyre casing.

August 28, 2017
Vipal Rubber takes part in the Great American Trucking Show, in Texas
For the second consecutive year, audiences can check out how the brand’s best-known treads have helped to ensure high yields to the fleets and fuel consumption reduction

Vipal Rubber, a leading Latin American company and one of the most important tyre retreading manufacturers in the world, took part in another edition of the Great American Trucking Show, held August 24-26, in the city of Dallas, Texas. This is the second consecutive year that the brand participated in the convention, aimed exclusively at the trucker audiences, gathering more than 500 exhibitors of the segment. Vipal was represented by Leonardo Oliveira and Amaramh Velazquez, both Vipal Technicians and Sales Representatives in the region.

During the three days of the event, Vipal presented to the public products known worldwide and currently used in the North American market, including the SmartWay Transport verified treads, which assure more savings and reduction in fuel consumption, as well as high yields to the fleets. Vipal was the first South American company to receive this validation from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and this was also the first time the EPA verified tyre treads. They also presented the ECO treads, among other prominent products of Vipal.

Known for bringing together transportation companies, engine, parts, and components manufacturers, the Great American Trucking Show is an annual interactive action with the truck driver community, where participants can test trucks and their products, among other activities. It is also an opportunity to exchange knowledge and participate in educational sessions from the Texas Truck Association.

May 29, 2017
Vipal’s VT220 tread and ECO line are featured at Autopromotec 2017
Certified with the Alpine Symbol, the VT220 design was introduced to the public at one of the biggest events for the retreading segment in the world, held in Italy in May

Vipal Rubber, Latin American leader and one of the top worldwide manufacturers of tyre retreading products, presented its treads certified with the European Alpine Symbol seal, which attests to efficacy in severe snow conditions, at the 27th run of Autopromotec, held from May 24 to 28 in Bologna, Italy. In addition to these, other treads with proven performance, including the ECO line, were also featured at the booth, as well as products for repairing tyres.

“We received many customers from all over Europe and also from Africa, the Middle East, South America and North America, all interested in getting to know the Eco line and the line certified with the Alpine Symbol, showcasing the VT220 design,” says Frederico Schmidt, Regional Manager for Vipal Europe.

Models showcased at Autopromotec
VT220, VT160 and VDA4: certified with the Alpine Symbol, these treads are recommended for medium and long distance journeys in radial tyres, on snowy or muddy roads. Made with a special, high-tech compound, suitable for withstanding low temperatures, they allow optimal performance on wet or muddy surfaces due to the design transverse grooves that give the blocks greater stability and excellent drive power.
VRT3, DV-UM3 and VT110: tests conducted in Europe demonstrated outstanding performance results.. In the case of the VRT3, superior performance was verified when compared with a similar competitor model. In a test conducted on paved roads in the city of Puglianello, Italy, a participating fleet achieved 8% better mileage with the Vipal product.

Repairs: Vipal Rubber also took its full assortment of repair products to the trade fair in Bologna, including the Aramid Patch (RA). It is extremely impact-resistant while simultaneously lighter and more flexible than traditional patches, which prevents creases from appearing in the repaired region. The Vipal RA Patch is made with aramid fiber, a reinforced textile used in bullet-proof vests and seatbelts, among other extremely resistant products. This material is five times more resistant than steel, which guarantees less interference in tyre balance.

May 13, 2017
Retreaders install the new buffer developed by Vipal
Equipments with one and dual buffer positions are already in operation at União and Toro brazilian retreaders

What Vipal Rubber wanted to develop with its own technology, a machine for the buffing tires process, has begun to take effect. First, the leader in Latin America and one of the most important tire retreading manufacturers in the world, had the first machine, the VR01 Smart DUO, the dual position buffer installed at União Tire Retreading, a São Paulo retreader, in April. Soon after, another partner of the Vipal Authorized Network Deatler had its equipment, the VR01 Smart UNO, which has one buffer position, started to operate: the Toro Recauchutagem, of Rio de Janeiro.

According to Dirceu Formaggio, director of União Tire Retreading, productivity is expected to increase with the acquisition of the VR01 Smart DUO. “We intend to reach 30 tires per hour, buffing around 200 tires daily, which we believe will bring a lot of benefits to our production,” he says. For Toro, obtaining the equipment was also celebrated. According to Alcidio Morgado, director of Toro, the action is part of a very well structured strategy in partnership with Vipal Rubber to expand production and, consequently, the retreader target market. “Today we can say that the investment has exceeded expectations. I am very pleased with this new acquisition, and I am sure it will greatly improve our buffing process,” concludes Morgado.

“This is a pioneer project by Vipal, which demonstrates that we are always thinking about increasing the productivity of the retreading partners and improving the tire retreading market” says Henrique Brito, Technology and Quality Manager at Vipal Rubber and coordinator of the innovation group that developed the equipment.

The VR01 Smart DUO, with two buffing positions, processes up to 35 tires/hour. The VR01 Smart UNO has one buffing position and a production capacity of up to 28 tires/hour. Both have the highest productivity on the market compared to competitors. Launched in 2016, it is the first equipment developed for marketing by Vipal, which aims to offer to its network partners more competitiveness, efficiency and quality in the retreading process.

May 12, 2017
Vipal brings exclusive treads to North American
Tire & Retread Expo 2017

In addition to showing an assortment of products, the company will also be interacting with customers at exhibit booth #611

Being present at main international events for the tire market is one of Vipal Rubber’s goals. North American Tire & Retread Expo, a traditional event in the industry, is one of these important events where Vipal brings results in products and services. The North American Tire & Retread Expo will be held April 19th-21st at the Ernest Memorial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

 As a Latin American leader and one of the top worldwide manufacturers of tire retreading products, Vipal Rubber is bringing a number of its exclusive designs to the trade show, highlighting some exclusive treads. One of these exclusive designs is the recently released VT220, that comes with an Alpine Symbol certification, accredited by a European laboratory that tests the necessary road requirements for severe snow conditions. The VT220 radial tire was developed using a special compound and superior technology to withstand low temperatures and is recommended for medium or long distance travel in the snow or mud. The tread design allows for optimum performance on wet or muddy surfaces due to the design’s transverse grooves, which give the tread blocks greater stability, and in turn create excellent traction power.

 Also on display will be other treads, such as the VT200, which is recommended for highway freight transport, rely on cross blocks that provide excellent drive power. There is also the VL110L, whose slim tread is recommended for long distance travel on paved roads with low rolling resistance and the DV-UM3 which showed positive results when tested in South America and Europe by transportation carriers on urban buses and highways.

May 11, 2017
Vipal Rubber participates in WasteExpo 2017 in New Orleans
Company presented solutions for the vehicle tire retreads that serve the solid waste collection chain in the United States

Vipal Rubber was one of the highlights of the WasteExpo 2017, which took place on May 8-11 in New Orleans, United States. The fair brought together more than 600 booths, in addition to holding a series of lectures to discuss solid waste management in the country. During the four day event, Vipal's booth received managers from several companies interested in getting to know and acquiring the company's new technologies, including VWHR and VZY2, tire treads that run on mixed surfaces.

"We presented the entire portfolio of Vipal, including the products aimed at increasing the life of the tires that are used in garbage trucks, which now last an average of 10,000 kilometers," says Gabriel Fuma, Commercial Manager of Vipal in the United States.

The VDY2 is a Vipal tread recommended for radial tires and drive axles of high power vehicles that travel on mixed surfaces (road and off-road), offering excellent run-off of water, clay and sand. This tread has great performance, even wear and greater resistance to clumping and cuts. Its characteristic design also allows self-cleaning of the tread (mud, sand, stones).

The VWHR, is a tread for radial tires with great performance on axles and mixed surfaces. It has fewer rocks embedded in the tread and good resistance to sharp objects. The design is indicated for moderate traction and optional for trailer axles.

February 10, 2017
Vipal Rubber launches new VT220 tread, recommended for severe snow conditions
After several tests performed in a specialized laboratory in Finland, the design achieved Alpine Symbol, which certifies its effectiveness under severe snow conditions

The infrastructure, and research and technology investments ensure high quality for Vipal products.

Vipal Rubber is globally distinguished for seeking to develop products that fulfill different needs for each part of the world. For that matter, a new product of the brand has been launched for the European market and countries of the North Hemisphere. It’s the VT220 model, a new tread developed to roll on muddy or snowy roads. Recommended for medium and long distance journeys in radial tyres, VT220 brings a special and high technology compound, perfectly suitable to support low temperatures. The tread, in fact, was already born with Alpine Symbol certification, which verifies its effectiveness under severe snow conditions.

VT220 includes a design that allows excellent performance on muddy or wet surfaces. This is due to the drawing’s transversal grooves, that add to the stability of the blocks, which, for their turn, have an excellent traction capacity. Similarly, the deep grooves provide the blocks with better movement, allowing the tread to perform its self-cleaning, and improving the adherence on snowy or muddy surfaces.

In 2016, Vipal had already achieved the Alpine Symbol certification for two of its other treads, VT160 and VDA4. Focusing on some regions of Europe, the Latin American leader and one of the top worldwide manufacturers of tyre retreading products verified those products in a certified laboratory, certifying their compliance to critical requirements for driving under severe snow conditions. More info...


October 28, 2016
Application of treads with wings

VIPAL presents the guidelines to obtain better results on retreaded tyres using treads with wings,which offers a better finishing and conservation of the casing. More info...

October 28, 2016
What's The Alpine Symbol?

VIPAL continues onward: the VDA4 and VT160 treads now come with the ALPINE SYMBOL that certifies when the tyre is designed for severe snow conditions. The tested VIPAL retreaded commercial tyres showed an outstanding adherence to snow surfaces. More info...

May 09, 2016
Vipal and TechnoPneu win Miss Retread for the second year in a row

Vipal Rubber celebrates the positive results it achieved during the North American Tire & Retread Expo, held from April 19 to 21 in New Orleans, USA. In addition to a presence at the trade fair with its treads, the brand was the winner of yet another edition of the Miss Retread competition, through its partner TechnoPneu.

The award ceremony recognizes the best retreaded tires in different categories. TechnoPneu took first place in the commercial tire with pre-cured tread category, and the winning product was retreaded using Vipal’s VT200 treads. The VT170 ECO tread also participated by way of a tire entered by Panhandle Tire. Miss Retread rates the best retreaded tires in order to encourage best practices in the segment. Other than this year, Techno Pneu and Vipal were also winners in 2015 with the VT180 tread.

April 19, 2016
Vipal participates in one more edition of Truck World

Being present in every market where retreaded tires are used. This is one of the goals of Vipal Rubber, which recently participated in the latest edition of Truck World, held in Toronto, Canada. The fair, which wrapped up this April 16th, brought visitors from many countries to check out the new developments in the trucking and transportation segment. Vipal’s goal, beyond remaining close with its North American clients, was to tell visitors about the benefits of tire retreading. The company is showcasing two of its products, SmartWay-verified treads: VL130 ECO and VT170 ECO.

Both treads are recognized for ensuring greater economy for carriers, offering reduced fuel consumption and high efficiency. These benefits, combined with lower greenhouse gas emissions, have earned it this certification. Vipal was the pioneer, the first South American company to receive this validation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Both the VL130 ECO and the VT170 sparked a lot of interest among the public, when Vipal’s technical team had the opportunity to answer every question from the audience. In addition to its products, Vipal’s booth showcased its partnership with Truckcap, represented by its DV-RL2, VT180, VL100 and VT510 treads.

The Brampton, Ontario-based retreader has been a client since 2005. Tony Deonarain, one of its owners, insisted on being present throughout the event. He emphasized how proud he is to work with the Vipal brand, and, of course, of the results of their retreaded tires. Vipal was represented by Antonio Brito, General Manager of Vipal NAFTA, and Frederico Schmidt, Business Manager for Vipal United States. For Brito, opportunities like this are extremely important to make the brand stronger among the North American market, in addition to building relationships with current clients and developing new business.

April 18, 2016
Vipal brings exclusive treads to North American Tire & Retread Expo

Vipal Rubber makes sure to attend the most important international events in the tire market, even more so when the focus is specifically on the retreating industry. This is the case of the North American Tire & Retread Expo, held from April 19 to 21 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, USA.

In addition to attending with its treads and extensive retreading product mix, Vipal will also carry out a customer relations action during the event, with confirmed customers from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Spain. The Latin American leader and one of the top worldwide manufacturers of tire retreading products is bringing a number of its exclusive designs to the expo, including its SmartWay-verified VT170 ECO and VL130 ECO treads.

Vipal was the first South American company to receive this validation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Both products are recognized for ensuring greater economy for carriers, offering reduced fuel consumption and high efficiency. All this, combined with lower greenhouse gas emissions, has earned it this certification. Vipal will also host a dinner on April 20 for customers in the region. “The US retreading market is the largest in the world, representing roughly 30% of worldwide trade.

Customer relations initiatives are part of Vipal’s project in the 90+ countries where it operates, and we wouldn’t do things differently here,” notes Frederico Schmidt, Vipal’s Sales Manager for the United States. Also on the 20th, Expo visitors will get to know the companies that won the Miss Retread contest. The competition, which rates the best retreaded tires, is conducted in order to encourage best practices in the segment. In 2015, one of the three winning companies was Techno Pneu, which used Vipal’s VT180 to retread its winning tire.

March 29, 2016
Vipal participating in the Mid-America Trucking Show

The desire to remain close with its clients is in Vipal Rubber’s DNA. And one of the ways the Latin American leader and one of the top worldwide manufacturers of tire retreading products does this is by participating in important international events. In this case, Vipal is participating in the Mid-America Trucking Show, held in Louisville, Kentucky, from March 31 to April 2. The company will be showcasing its VT200 tread, designed for dead axle and tractor trucks, as well as its two treads verified by US-based SmartWay Transport: VT170 ECO and VL130 ECO.

Both VL130 ECO and VT170 ECO, the latter designed for freight vehicles, offer fleet managers more savings, lower fuel costs and long-lasting performance. All this, combined with lower greenhouse gas emissions, has awarded it this internationally recognized certification. Vipal was the first South American company to receive this validation from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in what was also the first time the EPA verified tire treads. Launched in 2009, the advanced technology of the Vipal ECO treads is produced with special compounds and drawings, which ensure less rolling resistance, lower fuel consumption and higher mileage performance. In other words, at the same time that it helps the carrier save by reducing fuel consumption by up to 10%, a quite significant percentage within a fleet, it also preserves the environment. On the other hand, the VT200 is recommended for use on drive axles, for radial tires that travel paved roads. The tread has deep grooves that provide long-lasting performance and better protect the vehicle shell, prolonging the tire’s useful life.

Additionally, Vipal is bringing its complete retreading product line to its booth at Mid-America. The event has been held for more than 40 years and is one of the largest fleet expos in the United States. “This is an excellent opportunity to be closer to our clients and to support even more strongly our brand in the North American market,” highlights Vipal’s Business Manager to the United States, Frederico Schmidt.

March 21, 2016
Vipal Rubber products equipping Canadian fleet

Emphasising the economic benefits and safety of tyre retreading is something that Vipal Rubber always strives to do. And this recognition, which is already present in the 90+ countries where the brand operates, also exists in the public sector.

After a bidding process and a battery of tests with the V167 tread, the Société de Transport de Montreal (STM), located in Montreal, Canada, will begin retreading its tyres using Vipal products. STM is in charge of public transport in the city of Montreal and surrounding metropolitan regions.

The company retreads roughly 350 tyres per month, and from now on will use the V167 tread, a Vipal design marketed only outside Brazil. V167 is perfect for trucks and buses with radial tyres on drive axles and is particularly suitable for powerful, high-torque vehicles and long running times on paved surfaces.

The tread also offers good performance on muddy and snowy surfaces. The public transit company’s fleet numbers 1721 buses, and tyre retreading is handled by a retreader owned by the Canadian Government.

Vipal Europe proves the superiority of the VRT3 tread
The Vipal tread demonstrated 8% better mileage when tested against similar competitor treads

Investing in technology is in Vipal Rubber’s DNA. And the results can be seen in every test confirming the quality of products from the Latin American leader and one of the top worldwide manufacturers of tyre retreading products. In this case, the streets of Puglianello, Italy hosted a battery of tests that proved the superior performance of the VRT3 tread from Vipal Rubber. In the first performance comparison in Europe, the Vipal product achieved 8% better mileage than the similar competitor product.

The test was conducted on paved roads, in a cargo vehicle with trailer and drive axles. The track, comprising moderate climbs and descents and an abrasive surface, resulted in an average degree of severity. The performance evaluation was done with supervision by the Vipal Europe team and technical support from the R&D and Technology team in Brazil, according to established quality standards and with equal conditions.

The carrier involved was Autotrasporti Felice Michele Vinchiatauro, a company with a fleet of 20 trucks that provides live cargo transport services. Autotrasporti Felice has been in the market since 1978 and retreads most of the tyres it uses. For the company’s owner, Michele Vinchiatauro, the up to 60% cost savings achieved with a retreaded tyre compared to a new one is crucial. “We always strive for quality and savings, which is one of the reasons we are steadily increasing the percentage of retreaded tyres in our fleet,” he says.

The general manager of Vipal Europe, Alessandro Campos, emphasises how essential this kind of testing is, saying “In addition to demonstrating the quality of our treads in a practical way, these initiatives bring us closer to customers and reinforce the benefits of retreading, two key issues for Vipal Rubber”.

August 3, 2015
Vipal gives lecture during the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo

Vipal Rubber believes in the importance of spreading the word about the benefits of tire retreading around the World. So the company gave a lecture on the topic during the Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo 2015 , held between the 16th and 18th of July at the ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama City, Panama.

On that occasion, the presentation was led by Vipal’s commercial coordinator in Mexico and Central America, Jean Barros. In his speech, he emphasized the importance of money and natural resources savings generated by tire retreading. "The retreaded tire gets to be up to 60% more affordable than a new tire. It saves an average of 57 liters of oil during manufacturing and also reduces power consumption by up to 80%" he said. Barros also spoke about fuel economy and the technology employed by Vipal to develop products that benefit the carrier in this matter.

During the fair, the company also showed several items from its retreading line, including the VL130 ECO, which provides up to a 10% reduction in fuel consumption. It is the first band from South America to be validated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the US SmartWay Transport Program, which encourages carriers to use products that provide fuel economy and reduced exhaust emissions. Among the qualities that earned the VL130 ECO this qualification are its low rolling resistance, which generates less heat, thus ensuring a lower casing fatigue, and also its rounded shoulders, which reduce the effects of dragging.

Vipal’s portfolio at the fair included other products such as the DV line items, consisting of treads with unique designs aimed at cargo and passenger transportation such as the DV- UM3B and the DV- RM.

June 22, 2015
Mexican carrier highlights positive results with Vipal products

Transport companies from all over the world save costs retreading with Vipal Rubber products. This time it was Morgan Express, headquartered in Mexico City, which achieved a cost reduction by retreading their fleet tires with Vipal products.

Morgan has over 40 years of experience in the logistics market and has units in four Mexican cities (Guadalajara, Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo and Veracruz). The company, which has a fleet of about 150 vehicles, retreaded more than 800 truck tires using the Vipal treads VEL and V167 B during 2014.

Morgan’s aim was to reduce costs while maintaining performance and security. "By using Vipal products we reached our goals, reducing costs and maintaining high quality standards," says Fernando Ganem Managing Director of Morgan. He also emphasizes the importance of the preventive maintenance program implemented by the company. This initiative determines standards for various important actions, for example to ensure that the correct pressure is applied to the tires.

Moreover, the chosen Retreading Companies have a decisive role in the process.  Morgan used the services of Vitalizadora Guzman, Aguascalientes, and Renovadora Mestizo, of Mexico City. Both are part of the Authorized Vipal Network, the largest in Latin America, with 300 retreader dealers, 225 of them in Brazil.  As part of the Vipal Network, the two companies were able to offer a standardized service, and the end result is a product carrying quality and excellence.

For Vipal, examples such as Morgan’s are essential for the retreading industry to develop further.  "We are always looking for different ways to spread knowledge about retreading," said Tales Pinheiro Cardoso, Vipal’s Marketing Manager.  "So when a client brings out his satisfaction with our product, we believe it is important to share these results".

Vipal’s Booth at Autopromotec 2015 attracts visitors from all over the World!

Autopromotec is one of the biggest automotive events in the World, and this year took place in Bologna, Italy from the 20th to the 24th of May.  The trade show brought together 1,587 exhibitors from 47 countries, and Vipal was there as the tire retreading leader in Latin America.

Vipal showed its wide range of products and services for the automotive segment, while highlighting two exciting news.  The first one is the new tread DV-RT4, with Vipal’s exclusive design, ideal for traction/drive wheels.  The second was the introduction to our external market clients of the details of its new services and international operations.  Among these are the opening of a New Distribution Center in England. With an area of 21,526sqf and 500 tons of capacity, this operation is aimed to cater to the UK market’ needs.  Vipal’s booth was visited by people from China, Germany, Poland, Spain, USA, The Netherlands and Turkey, among others.

Vipal also invited a group of Vipal’s Authorized Network clients to check out the company’s booth at the show. A lot of them won the trip to Autopromotec by winning the Ecopremium Challenge, a Vipal promoted contest that rewards the retreaders most committed to excellence and to Vipal’s Authorized Network standards.  They were joined by our Marketing Director, Tales Pinheiro, and by our North Sales National Director, André Nedeff, and they also had some time to enjoy this beautiful Italian region.

Among the clients that Vipal invited to the show were representatives from diverse business partners in Brazil like:  Posto Santa Helena (Bahia), Canteiros (Ceará), NSA (São Paulo), Ser Pneus (São Paulo), Recauchutagem e Vulcanização Real (Santa Caterina), FM Pneus (Santa Caterina), Lauxen Pneus (Rio Grande do Sul), Vitta (Paraná), Caninde (Pará), Total (Pará), Resou - Souza (Goiás), Tropical Pneus (Goiás), Mega (Espírito Santo) e a Tropical Pneus (Goiás).  All these goings on stated clearly for everyone: Vipal is successful everywhere!

CHANGES IN THE PRECURED TREAD’S NAME SYSTEM

In order to standardize the precured tread names for Vipal and Ruzi, and to make identification easier through its application, Vipal will start a process to adjust the names for all the available products in the market.

The new naming convention will be implemented as new designs are launched, and also in accordance with the equipment maintenance needs.

At the same time, merchandising and product information will also be updated. There will be a period of time where the old and new naming systems will coexist, until all stock is depleted or substituted.

Construction of the new Naming System

Brand + Axle + Application + Construction + Variations(if any) + Tread Width (mm)

For more information, please contact Vipal’s technical team.

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