Repair Era: Polyvance to host free virtual training on plastic repair techniques

Rainsville, Alabama — As parts shortages rage on and growing length-of-rentals, Polyvance will be hosting a free virtual seminar on May 26 at 11 a.m. ET, to be focused on the ins and outs of plastic repair. The broadcast will cover topics like: Benefits of textured plastic repair The process of textured plastic repair A […]

Light Bulb Idea: Adaptive headlight technology could reduce pedestrian collisions, deaths

Ann Arbor, Michigan ⁠—  Adaptive headlight technology designed to alert pedestrians they are in the presence of a vehicle has the power to potentially reduce collision deaths, according to recent research from Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC). The adaptive headlights studied by the Japanese OEM are designed to perform two actions to alert cyclists […]

The Polyvance Advantage: Polyvance launches ‘Basics of Plastic Repair’ online course

Toronto, Ontario — Class is in session at Polyvance University, as the automotive plastics developer launches “Basics of Plastic Repair”, a new online course aimed at addressing an expanding gap in technician training. According to Polyvance’s press release from Tuesday, “technician turnover and a general hesitancy to repair damaged plastic parts have created a need […]

What the Weld: DIY repairers put faith in $20 plastic weld tool

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Have you ever found yourself begging for a smaller plastic repair tool during bumper repairs? TikTok may⁠—or more likely, may not⁠—have a fix for you. A video shared by TikTok user @rachel_meaders features the BONDIC Laser Liquid Plastic Welder⁠—an itsy-bitsy plastic ‘welding’ tool that dispenses glue from one end while a UV […]

Plastic Palooza: Polyvance celebrates its 40th anniversary

Toronto, Ontario — Polyvance, a collision repair company specializing in plastic repair is celebrating its 40th anniversary this week.  The company was founded as Urethane Supply Company by Jim Sparks in 1981. Sparks created the airless plastic welder to help bumper recyclers repair the urethane bumpers covers that were common at the time.  Before Sparks’s […]

Product Report: Polyvance releases UV Quick Patch

Rainsville, Alabama — Earlier this week. Polyvance unveiled its newest product technology with the UV Quick Patch. Polyvance’s new 2044-3 UV Fast Patch is a self-adhesive patch that cures quickly when exposed to UV light, forming a tough, fibre-reinforced patch that will create a long-lasting, temporary, or even permanent, repair. UV Fast Patch will stick […]

Estimating Plastic Repair with Polyvance

By Laura Orchard Toronto, Ontario — October 23, 2018 — Polyvance has another addition of its online plastic repair course, estimating plastic repair, which helps students indentify when a plastic bumper should be repaired or replaced.   This course is developed in partnership with accountable estimating, an online, self-paced course designed to educate collision damage estimators […]

First course on plastic damage assessment

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — August 13, 2018 — Accountable Estimating has paired up with Polyvance to introduce the industry’s first educational course about plastic part damage assessment. Estimating Plastic Repair is the online training course designed to teach estimators how to properly assess the repairability of the plastic components on a vehicle. The course […]

Polyvance updates Nitro Fuzer line

Polyvance has updated its line of nitrogen plastic welders. The 6080-CG, shown here, is still the company's top-line model, but it now comes with additional features and a lower retail price.

Rainsville, Alabama — October 2, 2017 — Polyvance has announced a major overhaul of its Nitro Fuzer line of nitrogen plastic welders. The company is introducing a fully-functional, entry-level product, the 6085. The standard 6085-C will be offered at the same price as previously, but will also include a Bumper Mate 2 workstation at no […]

Polyvance introduces new welding rod organizer boxes

An image provided by Polyvance shows the dramatic differences in organization the new boxes allow.

By CRM Staff   Rainsville, Alabama — August 20, 2017 — Polyvance has introduced a new product, 5003-01 welding rod organizer boxes, that are designed to fit the large tool area on all Polyvance welding carts. According to Polyvance, you can fit three boxes in the area with a little room to spare. Each case […]