Vipal DV-UM3 Tread Receives 3PMSF Certification


Vipal Rubber has announced that its DV-UM3 tread design has received 3PMSF certification, which recognises throughout the European Union that the retreaded tyre with this tread is designed for severe snow conditions. The DV-UM3 now joins the other 15 Vipal designs to have 3PMSF.

DV-UM3 now with Winter Certification

Vipal's tread meets the needs of countries that reach low temperatures and live with snow and icy roads. The tread, which was developed for application on trailer or drive axles, was submitted to rigorous testing to certify its safety and achieve the 3PMSF certification, analysed in laboratories accredited by the European authorities, according to the ECE R109 standard which regulates the production of retreaded tyres in the European Union. According to Leandro Guedes, Coordinator of Precure Development and Validation of Vipal Rubber Products, for the tyre/tread to be approved, it must have a 25% higher performance than a standard tyre.

Recommended for the urban segment and optional for use on highways, the DV-UM3 has sipes that provide excellent grip on snow, giving you stability and safety. With regular wear, it has grooves designed to minimise the retention of stones and objects and provide better water outflow in the rotational direction. With good mileage performance and excellent resistance to abrasion wear, the tread also has the M+S marking, which reinforces its characteristic of good performance in snow and mud conditions.

“The DV-UM3, already traditional in Vipal's portfolio, now also becomes an option for extreme cold conditions by expanding our winter tread portfolio,” commented Frederico Schmidt, General Manager of Vipal Europe. “The 3PMSF certification has been increasingly requested in several European countries, and due to the quality and already demonstrated performance that this tread provides, it certainly is a great alternative for fleets.”

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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