Towards a greener future

In Vipal Know Your Tyres1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineApril 22, 2024

Vipal Rubber continues its look at sustainable innovations in tyre retreading.

As Vipal detailed in New Zealand Trucking, Dec 23/Jan 24, the tyre and retreading sectors are taking a stronger position on sustainability. These are actions that contribute to lower fuel consumption, fewer pollutants, better use of recycled materials and the use of materials from renewable sources.

Vipal Rubber has been following market movements and promoting research into materials and the development of new products. Here are some notable examples:

  • The company invests strongly in the research and application of products, promoting the high performance of its Precure treads – for example, special fibres (aramid, nanotubes of carbon and graphene) that enhance performance and make the materials lighter.
  • The company researches products employing protective chemicals with a lower environmental impact. For example, it sources alternatives to the chemical 6PPD, which is considered dangerous when in contact with water.
  • It is continuously on the hunt for new technologies to reduce production costs and enhance quality, ensuring a more competitive and efficient process. Vipal Machinery provides state-of-the-art machinery to the retreading industry, with automation and controls to assure accurate and consistent processes.
  • It also creates products that allow greater agility in the retreading process, gaining increased productivity and cost reduction.