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Vipal tread approved for EPA's SmartWay list

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Vipal tread approved for EPA's SmartWay list

Vipal Rubber Corp. reports another of its treads has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay Transport program. The VT170 ECO, recommended for cargo road vehicles, was verified for meeting efficiency standards in fuel consumption and releasing reduced gas emissions into the atmosphere.

Vipal reports it is the only company in South America to manufacture products with this validation.

The VT170 ECO is recommended for use on drive axles, for radial tires that travel paved roads. Its low rolling resistance generates less heat, ensuring less fatigue on the casing. The tread offers high traction on wet surfaces and resistance to abrasion wear.

This is the second Vipal tread to be verified by the SmartWay program. In 2014, the brand had its VL130 ECO tread approved.

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