Urethane Supply Company, a pioneer in the field of automotive plastic repair since 1981, has announced a change in the name of their business to “Polyvance.” The change in name reflects the progression that has occurred in automotive plastics since the company’s inception.
“Back in 1981, most of the bumper covers were actually made from urethane plastic,” says Kurt Lammon, company president. “The founder of our company, Jim Sparks, came up with the original name because he supplied products required to repair urethane bumper covers.”
Because most bumper covers are now made from blends of polypropylene, the old name has created confusion in the marketplace.
“We often get calls from people who want to buy urethane foam, thinking that we supply urethane,” says Lammon. “We wanted a name that speaks to our main mission, which is advancing the technology of polymer repair.”
“Advancing Polymer Repair” is the official tagline and the inspiration for the name “Polyvance.” Polyvance will continue to be devoted entirely to helping body shops profit from plastic repair and refinishing through its products and training.
Polyvance will continue production of its most popular products – 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 – as well as its complete line of plastic repair and refinishing products. Polyvance’s products will continue to be available through paint, body and equipment distributors across North America.