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Whether it’s new product development, our participation in trade fairs and exhibitions, latest vacancies, thrilling “wheel team” events or testimonials and cases from happy customers.

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Your partner for wheels and casters for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMT)

Download the brochure and request a meeting with our AGV/SPMT wheel specialist

Vulkoprin designs and produces standard and customized wheels and castors that meets the most demanding requirments of single drive and [...]

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Extension ISO 9001

Extension ISO 9001 certification

The first ISO 9001 certificate goes all the way back to 1995. Since then, the market, the customers and the Vulkoprin organization have [...]

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Customer case: Glass transport systems

Single source responsability

Customers, from various industries, can be certain that the entire wheel or wheel assembly is designed and manufactured by Vulkoprin. [...]

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Catalogue refresh

Print meets digital

The refreshed catalogue offers an overview of the wheel and technical moulded parts offer of Vulkoprin. Based on the mentioned product [...]

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Customer case: Rollercoaster wheels – Theme Park

High safety, less standstill and less maintenance

PRINTHANE™ is the generic name for all Vulkoprin PU-elastomers developed specifically for extreme fields of application. Printhane-X™ [...]

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Customer case: Vertical glass transport – Glass machine manufacturer

Do not like the sound of breaking glass

Vulkoprin is patent holder of the first ball castor designed for horizontal glass transport and has been a market leader in this niche [...]

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Customer case: Automated Guided Vehicle – Intralogistics

Autonomous

Printhane™ is the generic name of the polyurethane elastomers developed by Vulkoprin for specific fields of application. [...]

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Customer case: Offshore

Deep under the sea

Vulkoprin has developed polyurethane elastomers for specific fields of application. Printhane-B™ is a polyurethane developed primarily [...]

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New appointments – Consolidating knowledge and experience to make Vulkoprin futureproof

Bart Vermaete appointed as production director. Former production director Bert Maes becomes Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Vulkoprin nv appointed Bart Vermaete as Production director. Former production director Bert Maes becomes Chief Technology Officer [...]

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Guide rollers in Printhopan® or Vulkollan®

Small but brave

A guide roller is a wheel or a roller that ensures that an object continues to follow the imposed path. The guide roller rolls in a [...]

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PRINTHANE™: PU by Vulkoprin

The new Printhane-B™ 75 shore A and Printhane-B™ 85 in the spotlight

Printhane™ is the collective name of the polyurethane elastomers developed by Vulkoprin for extreme application areas. The new [...]

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Future Vulkoprin guaranteed by generation shift

With this generational shift at the top, the future of Vulkoprin is guaranteed.

Vulkoprin nv has appointed Leen Maes and Bert Maes as managing director. The former managing director, Ir. Jan Maes, will continue to [...]

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Knowledge transfer

Vulkoprin Academy sends Professor Bert to Vlajo

Vlajo gives a strong boost to the entrepreneurial spirit and entrepreneurial competencies of young talent in Flanders. During [...]

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Customer case: Water purification

A pure thing

Vulkoprin produces Vulkollan® in the range of 75 to 95 Shore A. This large range of hardness is one of the reasons why Vulkollan® can [...]

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Customer case: Transport- and handling systems

Always on the right track with a wheel made of VULKOLLAN®

VULKOLLAN® is one of the most powerful elastomers in the market. The excellent mechanical properties ensure a wheel with maximum [...]

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Vulkoprin’s 56th Anniversary today

Same passion - more capacity - shorter delivery times

Vulkoprin has been designing and producing since 1964 a full range of polyurethanes that meet the requirements of the most demanding [...]

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Covestro expands its production capacity for Vulkollan® raw materials in Thailand

Press Release

Covestro has started construction of a new production plant for Vulkollan® raw materials in the Map Ta Phut industrial zone in [...]

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Customer case: Aerial tramways

High in the mountains on the safe side

Single source responsibility is guaranteed by our in-house supply chain from the selection of the materials right through till  final [...]

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Customer case: Retail

Transport trolleys that can withstand impact

Vulkoprin produces a full range of polyurethanes and rubbers that meets the most demanding logistics applications. The perfect [...]

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Customer case: Glass industry

Fast and focussed procedures on all levels

The fully integrated, state-of-the-art production unit allows Vulkoprin to produce both individual items and high-volume orders. In [...]

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Extension ISO 14001 certification

Environmental management skills confirmed

The first ISO 9001 certificate goes all the way back to 1995. Since then, the market, the customers and the Vulkoprin organization have [...]

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Investment in new casting line

More capacity - Shorter delivery times

A new casting line comes into operation at Vulkoprin. Besides state-of-the-art technology, industry 4.0 principles were applied for [...]

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Customer case – Vekoma (Theme park Industry)

Vulkoprin: reliable partner for ride manufacturers

The use of top-quality materials such as Vulkollan and Printhane-X™ withstanding high loads, high speeds, abrasion and deformation [...]

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Customer case – Green Envy (Engineering)

Vulkoprin closely involved in the further design and development

“Green Envy” is an electric streamliner motorcycle, and it is being built to become the world’s fastest motorcycle, aiming for 650 km/h [...]

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Holidays Vulkoprin 2020

Summer & Bank Holidays 2020

Dear Vulkoprin customers and suppliers, in order to anticipate your planning, please find below Vulkoprin’s holiday scheme for [...]

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Acquisition Vulkoprin DE

45 years of shared passion for PUs

Tielt, 5 Mai 2020 – Vulkoprin nv signed an agreement in Minden to purchase Vulkoprin Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG – German-based [...]

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Covid-19

Update on Corona virus impact

Update on Corona virus (COVID-19) impact Till today no restrictions on deliveries in raw materials and availability of staff. Transport [...]

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CeMAT 2020 Hannover

This exhibition has been cancelled.

HANNOVER MESSE 2020 will not take place. We’ll be back: 12 – 16 April 2021. Unfortunately the HANNOVER MESSE cannot take [...]

Vulkoprin’s 55th Anniversary

The Vulkoprin Wheel Team: 55 years of passion

55 Years of passion and dedication For 55 years now, Vulkoprin has been designing and producing a full range of polyurethanes that meet [...]

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Exhibitions Vulkoprin in 2022

Meet Vulkoprin in every corner of the world...

Come and visit Vulkoprin in every corner of the world… LogiMAT Stuttgart Germany (8-10 March 2022)

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New! “Printhane-R”

Printhane-R: a new excellent material

Printhane-R by Vulkoprin With Printhane-R, Vulkoprin launches a new material with extraordinary properties. Printhane-R is a rigid [...]

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The wheel reinvented

Tech. info about load capacity, driving force,...

Again “Bert”, your guest professor at Vulkoprin, is ready to provide you with technical information about “the wheel” [...]

Customer case – Aretec (Engineering)

Historic mine drum of 120 tons on Vulkoprin wheels

Historic mine drum of 120 tons on Vulkoprin drive wheels The French company Aretec, specialist in the realisation of complex concepts, [...]

Customer case – Seaqx (Intralogistics)

20 ton transporter driven by Vulkoprin wheels

20 ton ultra compact transporter driven by Vulkoprin wheels Vulkoprin supplies high-grade Vulkollan heavy duty wheels for a 20 ton [...]

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ISO 9001:2015 certificate

Vulkoprin renews its ISO 9001 accreditation

The Vulkoprin wheel team renews its ISO 9001 accreditation up to 2021. Operational Excellence confirmed by extension of Vulkoprin as [...]

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Customer case – Handi-Move (Lift and care systems)

Co-engineering overhead track system

“Vulkoprin shares our philosophy of constant innovation. This means being involved in the thinking process, which allows us to be [...]

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Lectures about Vulkollan®

Follow guest professor "Bert" on our TechCorner

Follow “Bert”, your Vulkoprin guest professor. In the coming weeks he will guide you through the assets and practical [...]

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Customer case – Vandezande (Water treatment)

Maximum lifespan in all weather conditions

The family owned business Vandezande in Diksmuide may rightly call itself a specialist in the water treatment sector.  Because of its [...]

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Customer case – Ceratec (Intralogistics)

Co-engineering custom-made conveyor system

For Ceratec, Vulkoprin has developed a conveyor system tailored to the specific expectations of an industrial end user. Typical for [...]

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Customer case – Clabots (Retail spare parts)

Belgian all-in one product range

Sales support for a consistent quality experience Vulkoprin has been Clabots’ number one supplier of industrial wheels for decades. As [...]

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Customer case – Unicarriers (Production of forklift trucks)

Spare part management

Managing spare parts for a range of forklift trucks is a complex business. Maintaining the correct stock level for a company also [...]