Plastic Surgery: CARSTAR Canada hosts Polyvance for plastic repair training session

Hamilton, Ontario — CARSTAR Canada welcomed its members to the company’s Hamilton, Ont., headquarters in early February for an exclusive training session with Polyvance. The plastic repair training was conducted by John Wilburn, the head instructor of plastic repair and refinishing at Polyvance.  The day began with a classroom learning portion, presented by Bill Davidge […]

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 […]

Product Report: Polyvance Bumper Mate 3

Rainsville, Alabama — Polyvance announced its new 6077 Bumper Mate 3, a multi-use work surface earlier this week. The Bumper Mate 3 features a work surface of heat-resistant, textured composite laminate over an 11-ply Baltic birch core for extreme strength and durability. The work surface features strategically-placed slots for securing workpieces to the top using […]

Plastic Makes Perfect: Polyvance unveils new PR-05 refinishing course

Rainsville, Alabama — Polyvance has gotten some official recognition for its advancements in plastic repair education as the company’s PR-05 Texture Refinishing course was recently given I-CAR continuing education credit approval. The company said in it’s press release that the aim behind the course was to address a gap in plastic repair skills in the […]

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 […]

Tape Thing: Polyvance to offer 6480 Two-Inch Wide Magnetic Tape Spool

Toronto, Ontario — Polyvance announced it is now offering the two-inch ‘Tape Thing’ magnetic tape spool from Collision Edge. Polyvance offers two sizes of two-inch wide aluminum tape for holding broken plastic parts together while the parts are repaired with a plastic welder or adhesive. The tape is susceptible to being damaged if dropped on […]

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 […]

Polyvance’s releases new Kenworth W900 hood repair kits

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario – February 25, 2019 – According to Polyvance, its new Kenworth W900 hood repair kits provide an easy solution for broken hood pockets on Kenworth W900 trucks. Back by popular demand, the repair kits each come with one pair of aluminum hood pocket reinforcement plugs, one pair of steel reinforcement […]