Vipal Tread Approved in Romania

Tehno Profil

Vipal Rubber has combined with Romanian fleet company Senidav Trans SRL from Iaşi, to carry out a series of performance tests using retreaded tyres with Vipal Rubber’s VT110 tread and comparing the performance against a competing brand of tyre.

Vipal Co-operate with Romanian Fleet

The measurements, conducted with Vipal Rubber’s partner company in Moldova, Tehno Profil, from the capital Chisináu, covered 260,000 kilometres of roads in Romania, which present adverse track conditions, with mountains, slopes, snow, among other problems. In the end, Tehno Profil Director Alex Gulya considered it an excellent result. “We were extremely pleased with the savings generated by Vipal Rubber’s tread, because the performance obtained per kilometre traveled was well above the usual, considering the demand faced by the tyres on the tracks traveled,” comments Gulya.

Recently, the same tread was also approved in two other tests in Europe, both carried out in Spain, with fleet companies Unión de Transportistas Montillanos, from Montilla, in Cordoba, and Antonio Gijón, from Nigüelas, in the province of Granada. In both cases, the performance obtained with the design was superior in comparison to new tyres from a competitor brand.

Vipal Rubber’s VT110 line is developed for radial tyres on the drive and its design was conceived to optimise the traction capability. With grooves designed with protrusions at the bottom to keep rocks and other objects from getting embedded in the tread, VT110 gives the casing better protection against damage. The length of its central blocks also offers a wider area of contact with the ground to deliver higher mileage, and its more reinforced shoulders give the blocks better pullout resistance. Also available for the ECO version.

“We consider testing important, as this proves the quality of our product and therefore the benefits of retreading for the fleets. This is very important for Vipal Rubber and for the industry as a whole”, emphasised Vipal Rubber’s Commercial Manager in Europe, Fabrício Nedeff.

Vipal Rubber’s performance evaluations seek to compare similar products, applied in their intended segments and submitted to use in equal conditions, ensuring impartiality in the results obtained. For this to be possible, the tests follow strict standards stipulated by Vipal Rubber’s Methodology on Performance Evaluation.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

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