Vipal Rubber participates in WasteExpo 2017 in New Orleans

Posted on 24 May 2017

Company presented solutions for the vehicle tire retreads that serve the solid waste collection chain in the United States

Vipal Rubber was one of the highlights of the WasteExpo 2017, which took place on May 8-11 in New Orleans, United States. The fair brought together more than 600 booths, in addition to holding a series of lectures to discuss solid waste management in the country. During the four day event, Vipal’s booth received managers from several companies interested in getting to know and acquiring the company’s new technologies, including VWHR and VZY2, tire treads that run on mixed surfaces.

“We presented the entire portfolio of Vipal, including the products aimed at increasing the life of the tires that are used in garbage trucks, which now last an average of 10,000 kilometers,” says Gabriel Fuma, Commercial Manager of Vipal in the United States.


The VZY2 is a Vipal tread recommended for radial tires and drive axles of high power vehicles that travel on mixed surfaces (road and off-road), offering excellent run-off of water, clay and sand. This tread has great performance, even wear and greater resistance to clumping and cuts. Its characteristic design also allows self-cleaning of the tread (mud, sand, stones).

The VWHR, is a tread for radial tires with great performance on axles and mixed surfaces. It has fewer rocks embedded in the tread and good resistance to sharp objects. The design is indicated for moderate traction and optional for trailer axles.

Vipal in North America

Present in all continents, Vipal has three distribution centers in the United States – Los Angeles (California), Miami (Florida), and Virginia Beach (Virginia) – to meet the growth in exports to the American market. Following this strategy, the company also dedicates one of its three plants in Brazil solely to export production. Visit

Vipal around the world

Vipal is responsible for supplying about 90 countries, with its main markets in Europe, Latin America and the United States. To meet the specific needs of each location, which range from technical requirements to cultural, geographic and legal differences, the company invests in the development of specific products to improve performance in different regions. Moreover, it has authorized retreaders, permanent regional teams, and its own distribution centers at strategic locations on four continents to provide support to international customers.

About Vipal

Vipal Rubber – – was created in 1973, in Nova Prata, Rio Grande do Sul. With 3,000 employees, the company has two plants in Nova Prata and one in Feira de Santana in Bahia, totaling about 160,000 square meters of manufacturing facilities and two distributions centers in Brazil. The company exports to all continents and also has distribution centers in South America, North America, Europe and Oceania.

Vipal was the first Brazilian company in the sector to be ISO 9002 certified, also boasting ISO 9001: 2008 and the performance check certificate from IFBQ/INMETRO for its line of tire treads. It also relies on the Vipal Authorized Network, Brazil’s largest network of retreaders, which currently has 300 authorized retreaders in Latin America, with 230 in Brazil.