DORAL, Fla.—Vipal Rubber Corp. recently debuted its VM540 tread which was design for improved grip on both paved and unpaved roads.
Available in North America, the VM540 is designed for retreading in trailer and drive axle tires, and is optional for off-road and regional applications, Vipal said.
The tread's slotted groove design makes it resistant to damage caused by twists and turns, and enhances its performance under heavy load conditions. Vipal said the design also improves both handling and wear and features Eye Control Technology.
"Through Eye Control, it is possible to identify anomalies in alignment, balance, and geometry and the suggested running time, as well as the time to remove the tire for further retreading," Vipal said in a news release. "All this aiming at casing preservation and greater tire resistance."
VM540's tread compound demonstrates abrasion wear resistance, while groove protectors help to prevent rocks from embedding in the tread. Meanwhile, ribbed sides offer improved resistance to cuts and abrasions, while the demonstrating shoulder flexibility and heat dissipation.
The tread also features a strong casing and long service life, Vipal said.
"This innovation Vipal is bringing to the North American market meets the needs of local fleet owners and carriers, who are looking for a product with these qualities both in terms of functionality and, mainly, of resistance and performance, features which are present in the tread," Gabriel Fuma, Vipal's NAFTA commercial manager, said in a news release.
For more information about the VM540, visit vipal-usa.com.
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