There’s a new name in plastic repair – however, the company and the products have remained the same.
Urethane Supply Company, a pioneer in the field of automotive plastic repair since 1981, announced that it has changed the name of its business to “Polyvance.”
“The change in name reflects the progression that has occurred in automotive plastics since the company’s inception,” said Kurt Lammon, president of Polyvance.
The Alabama-based company will continue to produce its complete line of plastic repair and refinishing products including the following most popular ones:
- the 6059-C Nitro Fuzer nitrogen plastic welding system;
- the 3601 and 3611 Bumper & Cladding Coat Adhesion Primer; and
- the 5700HT Mini Weld Model 7 airless plastic welder.
Established by Jim Sparks in 1981, the company was sold to Kurt and Keith Lammon in 1995. After purchasing the company, the Lammons considered changing the name but soon realized the tremendous amount of work that it would require.
“Back in 1981, most of the bumper covers were actually made from urethane plastic,” said Kurt, the company’s president. “Sparks came up with the original name because he supplied products required to repair urethane bumper covers.”
Since most bumper covers are now made from blends of polypropylene, Kurt said they decided to move forward with a name change.
“Urethane Supply Company was never a very fitting name for the company,” said Kurt “After all, we don’t supply urethane – we advance polymer repair.”
Almost daily people would call in asking to buy urethane foam, urethane sheet stock or urethane to make skateboard wheels. “A name change was long overdue so we made the change to Polyvance because it really speaks to what we do.”
They have spent the past six months working on logistics. This included hiring a branding consultant who reviewed what the company focuses on and the direction they plan to take in the future.
The company’s official tagline is “Advancing Polymer Repair.” Kurt said Polyvance will still be devoted entirely to helping body shops profit from plastic repair and refinishing through its innovative products, which are all thoroughly tested, as well as training courses.
Currently, Polyvance offers an I-CAR® Industry Training Alliance® course on nitrogen plastic welding and Kurt said there are plans to add more courses in 2016.
Polyvance products are available through paint, body and equipment distributors across North America. For more information, contact Kurt Lammon at 800-633-3047 or visit: www.polyvance.com