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05/22/2019

Tyre repair MINICOMBI: TÜV-certified safety for up to 300 km/h

TÜV certificate for repair of UHP tyres up to speed index Y | MINICOMBI repair system suitable for motorbikes, passenger cars, tractors or (light) trucks | Quick repair of damages up to six millimetres in diameter

Poing near Munich, May 21, 2019. REMA TIP TOP was the first supplier to receive a TÜV certification for repair of puncture damages to the tyre measuring six millimetres at most – irrespective of tyre type or car classification and, for car passenger tyres, for speeds up to 300 km/h (speed index Y). The repair system MINICOMBI enables simple, quick and safe sealing of tread damages. A win-win-win solution for workshops, consumers and the environment.

As of now, REMA TIP TOP offers workshops another opportunity to make a name for themselves at their customer as a reliable service provider: with the repair system MINICOMBI, workshops are capable of repairing tyre tread damages and restoring the customer’s mobility within about 30 minutes – without compromising quality, safety or service life. This enhances customer satisfaction and raises customer’s readiness to invest in high-quality tyres, because a misled nail won’t automatically cause the tyre dreams to end.

It does not matter whether it is about a standard tyre with speed index T or a passenger car UHP tyre with speed index Y. The repair system guarantees a tyre quality as good as new in case of damages to the tread up to six millimetres in diameter: „We are very glad about the new TÜV certificate for the MINICOMBI,” says Product Line Manager Detlef Witt. “It not only confirms the quality of our product and our own test results on the test rig. On to of that, this certificate is an important signal to workshops and end consumers that they can rely on the safety of the MINICOMBI.”

Quick operational readiness thanks to cold vulcanisation while driving

The MINICOMBI repair unit consists of a rubber patch, a rubber shaft connected to it, and a metal pin at the top of the shaft for easy placement of the repair body. The patch adjusts to the tyre contour for perfect concentricity and contains a connection layer for self-vulcanisation with CEMENT FD-BL. This layer can also be found at the shaft that features a tapered outlet to ensure exact insertion in the tyre structure. Once repair is finished, the metal tip will be cut off. The end customer will receive a tyre as good as new after the repair, saves the investment in two new tyres and benefits from quick restoration of his mobility: “The tyre is fully operational directly after the repair since the connection between MINICOMBI and tyre is also made through cold vulcanisation while driving,“ says Witt. The TÜV certification for high-quality UHP tyres gives workshops the opportunity to address a new target group that had previously only been interested in buying new tyres from the respective contract partners. At the same time, the environmental burden caused by the automotive sector can be reduced. At present, approximately 600,000 tons of scrap tyres end up on the scrap heap, the major part coming from end consumers. The repair system REMA TIP TOP MINICOMBI can make a contribution in prolongating the lifetime of tyres and reducing the amount of scrap tyres.

About REMA TIP TOP

REMA TIP TOP is a globally operating system provider of services and products in the field of conveying and treatment technology as well as tire repair. The company has a global service network and offers a wide range of rubber products, linings and coatings for both the industrial and automotive sectors. Over almost a hundred years, the company has built up unique expertise in materials development and industrial services and is active in the belting, material processing, surface protection and automotive sectors. At the end of the 2017 financial year, REMA TIP TOP generated sales of over 1 billion euros. Worldwide the company employs more than 6,900 employees and has more than 150 subsidiaries and associated companies – including well known brands such as Dunlop Belting Products South Africa, Cobra/Depreux, and Asplit.