Vipal Rubber, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tyre retreading products, maintains a constant focus on innovation and on offering products that meet the needs of the markets where it operates. Recently, the company presented four new treads for Europe: VT105, VT115, VL105A and VL170A. Besides expanding the brand's portfolio of designs with 3PMSF certification (Alpine Symbol), the launches respond to a growing demand in the European Union for retreaded tyres with treads prepared to face severe road conditions, such as snow, with safety and quality.
The new Vipal treads are ideal for fleets that run at very low temperatures and experience snow and frozen roads, such as in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. However, they have also been widely used in northern Spain, Andorra, France, and Germany. Spanish fleets, for example, which transport to countries outside the Iberian Peninsula, further north of the continent, such as in Germany, need to have treads certified with the Alpine Symbol to run in these regions.
Developed for both free axle and traction vehicles, the new treads undergo rigorous tests to attest to their safety and achieve 3PMSF certification. The VT105 and VT115 provide excellent traction power and self-cleaning blocks. They have a special compound that guarantees good adhesion at extremely low temperatures and excellent mileage performance. The VL105A, developed for super single tyres, has sipes that provide more traction and self-cleaning. Its five grooves increase tread stability. The VL170A, also developed for super single tyres, is used in trailer and semi-trailer free axles. Due to its versatility, it performs well in both road or regional segments, at any temperature and extreme snow conditions.
“These new options for extreme cold conditions are enough to expand our portfolio of winter treads. They are certified with 3PMSF, a marking that has been increasingly required for fleets to run in several European Union countries. These new designs have already achieved excellent results and have shown great performance on the roads of the European continent", highlights Fabricio Nedeff, Vipal's Commercial Manager in Europe.