Vipal Rubber, a tire retreading manufacturer, took part in another edition of the IANA Intermodal Expo, held from September 17 to 19, at the city of Long Beach, California. This is the third consecutive year that the brand participates in the expo, aimed to fleets of the intermodal segment, which requires specific products for mixed traffic since it involves more than one modality of transportation and is usually used in difficult to reach places. Vipal is represented by Gabriel Fuma, NAFTA’s Commercial Manager and Amaramh Velazquez, a Technical Sales Representative in the region.
During the event, some products recognized worldwide and used in the North American market today, will be presented to the public, among them the R159HS and RZL30 treads, the current Vipal highlights for the intermodal transport sector. The treads are produced with a special compound of high elasticity and protection against aging caused by heat, ozone and also by the constant effects of sunlight, which makes them ideal for the application.
The R159HS, is a tread indicated for highway load and commercial transport with excellent wear resistance due to abrasion, being indicated for trailer axles and optional for moderate drive axles. It also has low heat generation, providing less wear and tear on the casing. Ruzi’s RZL30 has ribbed reinforcements and a low linear weight, which increases the retreading capacity, as well as producing less heat and offering a longer life cycle for the tyre casing.