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Innovation


Plastfix has identified innovation as the catalyst to achieving its goal of establishing a network across multiple continents, and becoming a pioneer in the automotive plastic repairs industry.


We invest in research and new technology, whilst continuously testing new products, materials, tools, and equipment.

In a short time, our Innovation Committee has propelled the Plastfix solution beyond the scope of any other industry provider; both domestically and globally.


We engage with some of the world’s leading research bodies and industry professionals, with the intention of developing and delivering the very best solutions available in the current market.


Throughout our innovative endeavours, Plastfix has developed a number of patent pending tools, jigs, and design registered equipment to be used in the plastics repair process.


Our world first ‘Hand Spike’ is the only tool known in the market purely used to manipulate/spike damaged plastic parts into shape following heat application.


Our range of repair jigs are also an industry first, allowing our technicians to deliver more accurate repairs.


Our ambitious designs and goals have positioned Plastfix as the leading authority on automotive plastic repairs. Our resources will make managing the ever-changing dynamics of vehicle manufacturing, and automotive collision repairs, easier and faster for both our customers and the industry at large.

Tools and Equipment


Plastfix has developed and manufactured an entire catalogue of specialty tools and equipment to deliver its services.


Our exclusive tools are world firsts – including multiple types of ‘Hand Spikes’. Together with our ‘Heat and Push’ method, we can smooth impacted areas of plastic back into shape.


These hand spikes come with a secure base to hold the spike in place, this aids and lessens strain on the technician’s upper body. These in-house designed tools are just some of the ground-breaking solutions Plastfix is developing to better assist our field technicians. We equip our staff with the best tools to ensure they can deliver better quality repairs for your customers.


Our custom-built repair stations are designed with the sole purpose to repair plastic parts, such as bumper bars, and have multiple clamping and positioning provisions to assist in the repair process.


These, and other developments, are the result of years of hands-on experience and research. We have studied the best ways to simplify the repair process, and control employee safety and fatigue.


As we mature, and our process expands, we aim to build on our range and develop new and exciting additions that will assist our team in delivering quality repairs to all our customers.


Repair Jigs


To simplify the repair process Plastfix is building one of the most sophisticated collections of jigs and templates currently used in the automotive plastic part repair process.


These jigs, developed by our innovation division, assist technicians in repairing commonly damaged areas such as bumper bars, headlights, and more.


Having the ability to line up, or clamp into shape, a missing or damaged plastic component gives Plastfix the ultimate edge in delivering quality repairs.


By using 3D scanning technology, we can accurately measure the area the jig will need to fit into, and then reverse engineer it to create a mould that our jig fits into precisely.


We aim to develop hundreds of these specialty jigs so that our technicians will have one with them at all times. Each jig comes with its own part number linked to a ‘How to Use’ video, available in our Smart-Tech Video Library, within the Plastfix intranet platform.


These inventions yet again reinforce how Plastfix, is not just leading the way when it comes to automotive plastic repairs, but is driving innovation across various industries and markets worldwide.

Repair Lugs


Plastfix is in the process of developing its own unique range of repair lugs. This will enable us to facilitate repairs on plastic components that regularly have missing lugs, or brackets, and would not usually be able to be repaired.


These parts (such as headlights, grills and supports) will now be able to be repaired; instead of being replaced as waste due to a small missing component.


We have established ongoing exclusive relationships with suppliers, and are constantly working towards building new relationships with quality suppliers who currently carry their own range of repair components.


These components are comprised of several materials such as ABS, Polypropylene, and Nylon. Each component has its own fitting method using either plastic fuse welding, adhesive bond, or screws.

Additive Manufacturing – 3D Printing


An area of focus for Plastfix has been the acquisition and development of 3D Printing for the Auto-Space industry. We are moving closer to integrating various applications within the automotive plastic repairs space by utilising 3D printing technology.


Used across many industries, 3D printing complements traditional technologies to improve product design, streamline manufacturing, and even forge entirely new business models. As its utility and accessibility increases, so does its potential to unlock innovation for countless inventors, engineers, and designers whose ideas were previously too difficult or expensive to manufacture.


Plastfix is well advanced in creating solutions for the automotive parts supply sector, allowing us to offer our customers plastic repair components not previously available. A large proportion of our jigs are also developed using 3D printing, and are made from a durable nylon material that is not affected by heat during welding repairs.


These components are unique, and are only available to our customers through the Plastfix model.

CO2 Initiative


Plastfix has partnered with leading professionals in carbon emissions management and sustainability to offer our customers a CO2 reduction reading with every plastic component we repair. This estimate is calculated using a matrix of energy saving mathematical equations. This calculation covers the whole repair process; stretching back to the material of the new part, logistics, packaging, and delivery methods.It even factors-in the preparation process of that component, for example parts of a bumper bar that may have needed painting. For components that have no recycling value and head straight to landfill (like headlights), the benefit of replacing or repairing the component is also taken into account. Having this information can help your business make smarter decisions about component parts, and help divert unnecessary waste ending up in a landfill.


Worked with Plastfix recently? You can find this reading displayed on your customer invoice under CO2 Estimated Saving. All on-going customers also receive a quarterly CO2 reduction statement, and an end-of-year certificate to display in their workplace for their contribution to reduce emissions.


Our CO2 saving estimate serves as a reminder to the industry, and raises awareness that repairing parts, rather than replacing them, is a win for everyone: The customer, the environment, and the economy.