Vipal Rubber recently attended a series of training sessions with Tatko Lastik, the company’s distributor in Turkey, during which over 20 professionals from several Turkish retreading companies visited Tatko's training facilities in Gebze, in Kocaeli, northwest of Turkey.
Vulk Acqua Solution Training at Tatko
High on the agenda during the two-day programme was Vipal's Vulk Acqua Solution, an ecologically focused product that respects the environment and brings safety and quality to those who use it.
Vulk Acqua Solution is a water-based solution containing natural rubber latex, sulphur and additives. It does not contain volatile organic compounds or organic solvents, reinforcing its sustainable character, whilst high adhesion power allows the use of small amounts of solution. Vulk Acqua Solution is suitable for use with both hot and cold cure methods of retreading.
The development of products such as Vulk Acqua Solution is part of Vipal Rubber’s ecological vision of collaborating with the circular economy and preserving the environment, thus generating better working and safety conditions without losing the elevated level of quality which is a brand characteristic.
Diego Barbosa, Commercial Technician at Vipal, highlighted the importance of bringing this knowledge to customers. “We performed over 50 training sessions with this product, a moment in which we took the opportunity to emphasise its qualities and spread our expertise in a topic so essential to the world, which is the preservation of the environment,” he said.
The initiative was also celebrated by Tatko's Retreading Materials Department Country Manager, Ali Gumus. “It was greatly beneficial for us and our partners to receive the privileged information that Vipal passed on to us during the training. Knowledge like this helps us qualify the sector in our area of operation and serve our customers with more quality and ecological awareness,” he said.
“It is exceptionally gratifying to be able to carry out such actions alongside Tatko, who is our long-time partner in Turkey," noted Frederico Schmidt, General Manager of Vipal in Europe. “Vulk Acqua Solution, which was the topic for the training, is a type of product that has become increasingly sought after in Europe as it responds to the demands of the circular economy.”