Vipal Rubber recently participated at 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 designed for tyres 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 authorised 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”, explained 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 minimise rocks and objects embedded in the tread. Its characteristic design enables self-cleaning of the tread, and it is designed for road load transportation. VZY2 is specified for radial tyres 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.
Present in all continents, Vipal has three distribution centres in the United States to meet the growing demand for exports to the US market: Los Angeles (California), Miami (Florida), and Virginia Beach (Virginia). Following this strategy, the company has also dedicated one of its three plants in Brazil solely to export production.