Arabian Tunnelling Conference & Exhibition

VIP showcases innovative gasket technology

Thursday 26 January 2017, 3:02 pm

VIP is proud to announce that they will be exhibiting at the Arabian Tunnelling Conference and Exhibition in February to showcase the latest innovation in gasket technology. The new technology has been developed by VIP’s Materials and Product Development teams for use on cast-in tunnel segment gaskets.

VIP’s new gasket technology significantly reduces the risk of tunnel segment cracking

VIP’s unique manufacturing process enables tunnel gasket corners to be made to any angle – obtuse, acute or 90º and eliminates solid gasket corners: all VIP cast-in tunnel segment gaskets are now manufactured using the new process. The corners created allow gaskets to evenly compress across the entire gasket face and accommodate segment movement, thus reducing corner point loading. This greatly reduces the risk of tunnel segment cracking.

VIP’s new gasket technology takes away a major headache for tunnelling engineers and designers

Segment cracks are a major concern for tunnelling designers and engineers. They can be costly to repair and lead to significant project delays. VIP’s cast-in tunnel segment gaskets allow engineers to optimise their segment designs safe in the knowledge that there are high performance gaskets able to accommodate any segment corner angle.

VIP has invested to ensure it can accommodate increased demand for its cast-in tunnel segment gaskets

VIP has already seen a considerable increase in demand for its cast-in tunnel segment gaskets as engineers and designers have become aware of its new corner technology. In addition to the unique angle cutting machinery and bespoke jointing presses, VIP has recently commissioned a new extrusion line and developed new in-line cutting technologies.

To find out more and book a meeting with the VIP team in Dubai

VIP has decided to showcase its new gasket technology at the event in Dubai because it is a focal point for the international tunnelling community.

The VIP technical and commercial team will be on Stand 19 to explain the benefits that the new cast-in gaskets bring as well as the complete range of VIP tunnel segment gaskets. We are expecting significant interest and advise you to book a meeting with our team in advance. You can do this by emailing

Visit us on Stand 19 and see what the future looks like.

You can book tickets and find out more about the conference and exhibition at

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