Continental recognised the need for a new kind of tyre to increase the performance and safety required for special application in harbours.
The result; Continental’s new V.ply technology. This is a huge leap forward in the quest for the optimum tyre. V.ply design is sourced from racing tyre technology and was only realisable by the extensive use of 3D modeling, the R&D knowledge of the Continental group and extensive field tests under real-life conditions.
Cross-ply technology is known for its superior damping properties and radial construction for its rolling resistance and high-speed capability. V.ply technology combines the best of both by integrating an innovative weaving pattern of multiple cords arranged at specially designed angles. The carcass of a V.ply tyre consists of up to 20 layers of cross-ply fibre embedded in three wire beads. Because steel cord does not provide an optimal bond between the carcass construction and the rubber shell, the V.ply technology makes use of high-resistance polymer. This makes the production process more challenging but the benefits are worth the effort.
The outstanding damping properties and stability of V.ply tyres are not only a result of the compressed air, but also of the exceptionally sturdy construction of the tyre itself. V.ply technology allows the construction of thicker sidewalls compared to radial tyres. Stronger sidewalls mean less tilting, improved protection against damage and a longer service life. The kissing effect of twin tyres is also eliminated because the sidewalls are less inclined to flex and have any contact with each other. Moreover, the powerful construction of the new V.ply tyres improve steering on the spot and tread cracks are significantly reduced.
Increased stability, Improved safety, Higher mileage, Lower costs.
V.ply from Continental. Don't compromise.