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Plastics repair business grows for B.C. company

With all the inroads that plastics components and products have made into markets once served by traditional materi...


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February 21, 2004 by Canadian Plastics

With all the inroads that plastics components and products have made into markets once served by traditional materials, it was only a matter of time before someone started reaping more business from plastics repair. Profab Plastics, a custom fabricator on Vancouver Island, has confirmed a growing demand for plastics repair.
Owner Brad Morrison says recreational vehicles are one growing source for plastics repair. Often, cracked or split spun-weld fittings on the RV’s low-density polyethylene holding tanks need to be replaced. Polyethylene playground equipment is another plastic product frequently damaged by rugged use or by vandals. Morrison says he developed welding techniques to repair playground equipment on-site.
While Profab’s main market remains custom-built tanks and other products for the marine industry, Morrison sees promising growth in the plastics repair area.
"The interest shown by customers in plastic repair is overwhelming."