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SOLUTION PLASTIC REPAIR – THE EC0-RECYCLER
TEACHER RECOGNIZED BY I-CAR CANADA
Victoriaville, May 1, 2014 – The plastic fusion welding specialist is proud to offer a unique service in his field. It is a fact that no enterprise in Canada offers a service similar to the plastic fusion welding developed by Solution Plastic Repair. Thanks to its plastic fusion welding technics, the enterprise of Stéphane Richard and Nathalie Carignan has a new string to its bow, which is a training program for the automotive industry with the training and recognition program of I-CAR Canada.
I-CAR Canada is a professional training and recognition program which is managed by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA), which aims to keep bodywork industry skills up to date. With this new challenge, Solution Plastic Quebec’s owners will offer three different training courses concerning polymers.
The team already offers a common plastics fusion course. Two other courses are coming shortly; a course on fusion welding of composites, and the other one on the repair of plastic body parts with texture. “We will be able to teach body shop workers our innovative plastic welding technics. Trainees will get a license to practice, which will allow them to work independently in plastic fusion welding. Each trainee also receives two certificates, a SPQ (Solution Plastic Quebec) certificate and an ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) certificate. By sharing our knowledge, we help create jobs for our people,” says Mr. Richard.
Plastic welding requires a set of technics to weld together two plastic components. “The former repair method, which simply consisted in gluing together two parts, is something of the past. Presently, our fusion welding technics literally fuse together the pieces, which preserve the original part. The repaired part last longer than a similar part available from automotive parts distributors. Our welds are so strong that we got a certificate recognized worldwide from the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). This certificate confirms that parts welded with our technics are as strong or as resistant as a new one. We are therefore contributing to the environmental protection efforts, and many consumers save money,” explains Mrs Carignan. She adds that the company’s leitmotiv is to make a smart repair for a lasting use.
A few facts about plastics
It is a known fact that there are presently several hundred patented plastic types. Though some plastics can be recycled, many others, because of their chemical composition, sooner or later end in a landfill site. “Do you know that there are over 250,000 tons of plastic automotive parts in Quebec landfill sites, and in addition to requiring 100 to 1000 years to disintegrate, this plastic, being impermeable, prevents the disintegration of other materials under it? Part of our mission is to avoid this option by offering repair services to the automotive industry. Why replace when we can repair,” says the owner.
Source: Mrs Nathalie Carignan
Solution Plastic Repair