Vaculug Leads the Charge in Sustainable Mobility with New Tread Compound for Electric Waste Vehicles

Vaculug has announced the introduction of a pioneering tread compound, integrated with the Protekt System, tailored for retread tyres used in electric waste vehicles. This development marks a major step in the company's commitment to environmental stewardship and innovation in tyre technology.

The new tread compound is the result of extensive research and development conducted at Vaculug’s facilities in Grantham, UK, and in collaboration with the Vipal R&D team in Brazil. This collaboration underscores the global effort towards more sustainable mobility solutions.

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Published on
December 6, 2023

As cities increasingly adopt eco-friendly waste management practices, the demand for electric waste vehicles has surged. Vaculug’s latest innovation is specifically designed to meet the unique challenges these vehicles face in urban settings. The compound combines longevity, performance, and sustainability, setting a new standard in the industry.

Key Features of the Groundbreaking Tread Compound:

  1. Enhanced Durability: Engineered to endure the demanding environment of urban waste management, the compound extends tyre life and reduces the need for frequent replacements, thereby enhancing efficiency.
  2. Optimised Traction: The integration of the Protekt System into the tread design ensures superior traction. This feature is crucial for electric waste vehicles operating in challenging urban terrains, providing improved stability and control.
  3. Fuel Efficiency: The innovative compound boosts fuel efficiency, aligning with the eco-conscious goals of electric waste vehicles by minimising energy consumption during operations.
  4. Focus on Sustainability: In line with global efforts to diminish the environmental impact of tyre manufacturing and disposal, the compound is made from eco-friendly materials, showcasing Vaculug’s dedication to sustainability.
  5. Cost-Effective Retreading: Designed for multiple retreadings, this compound offers an economical solution for fleet managers, contributing to a circular economy and reducing overall costs.

Mr. Kandhari, Chairman of the Board at Vaculug, expressed his pride in this technological breakthrough, stating, “Our team is proud to present a tyre solution that not only meets the unique demands of electric waste vehicles but also addresses the critical need for sustainable practices in our industry. The integration of the Protekt System further emphasizes our commitment to safety and performance.”

Vaculug’s latest innovation represents a significant stride in the quest for more sustainable urban mobility solutions. It highlights the company's role as a leader in the tyre industry, constantly pushing the boundaries of technology and sustainability. As the world moves towards greener transportation options, Vaculug’s commitment to developing environmentally friendly and efficient tyre solutions positions it at the forefront of this global transition.

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