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DOING IT RIGHT SINCE 1950

The Plaskolite success story spans six decades. See how it all began.

1951

Plastic drinking straws gave us our first taste of success.

1952

Plaskolite introduces the "lifetime fly swatter," the must-have accessory for every front porch.

1954

As fluorescent lighting fixtures become popular, Plaskolite begins extruding prismatic patterned lenses.

1960

Remember the hula hoop craze? Plaskolite manufactured hula hoops in the early sixties.

1970

Plaskolite begins producing smooth acrylic sheets for storm doors and windows; it's much safer than plate glass.

1974

Plaskolite builds its first polymer plant, enabling us to produce our own pellets for sheet production.

1994

With the purchase of MIR-ACRYL, Plaskolite begins producing mirrored acrylic sheet; security mirrors; and hard-coated acrylic sheet products.

1996

Plaskolite acquires Continental Acrylics, a specialty polymers business.

1997

The acquisition of RAM PRODUCTS' flat sheet business enables Plaskolite to begin production of 19 acrylic mirror colors.

2000

In August, Plaskolite completes construction on a state-of-the-art 245,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Zanesville, Ohio.

2006

Plaskolite acquired Bunker Plastics, a leading manufacturer of polycarbonate mirror; formed security and transportation mirror; and performance enhancement plastic coatings.

2007

Plaskolite acquires the continuously processed acrylic sheet division of Lucite International, including manufacturing plants in Olive Branch, Miss., and Monterrey, Mexico.

2012

Plaskolite acquires the North American VIVAK® line of PETG sheet from Bayer MaterialScience LLC.

2014

Plaskolite acquires the mirror sheet product line
from SPECCHIDEA s.r.l. of Torino, Italy.

Acrylic Sheet Fabrication Disclaimer

 

DISCLAIMER This manual is a general guide for working with Plaskolite OPTIX acrylic and DURAPLEX impact modified acrylic sheet. Because actual results vary with differences in operating conditions, thickness, color, and composition of the acrylic sheet, nothing contained herein can be construed as a warranty that Plaskolite's acrylics will perform in accordance with these general guidelines.

Important Notice: Our recommendations, if any, for the use of this product are based on tests believed to be reliable. The greatest care is exercised in the selection of raw materials and in the manufacturing operations. However, since the use of this product is beyond the control of the manufacturer, no guarantee or warranty expressed or implied is made as to such use or effects incidental to such use, handling or possession of the results to be obtained, whether in accordance with the directions or claimed so to be. The manufacturer expressly disclaims responsibility therefore. Furthermore, nothing contained herein shall be construed as a recommendation to use any product in conflict with existing laws and/or patents covering any material or use.

Anyone experiencing problems fabricating OPTIX acrylic sheet or DURAPLEX impact modified acrylic sheet should refer those questions to the PLASKOLITE Inside Sales Department at 1-800-848-9124.

This manual does not constitute an offer to sell by the Company. The Company sells ONLY under its current Terms and Conditions of Sale, which appear on its Acknowledgements and invoices. A current copy of the Company’s Terms and Conditions of Sale will be supplied upon request. The details provided are believed to be accurate at the time of publication; however, no description is a warranty that the product is suitable for any particular application. THE COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTIES, AND UNDERTAKES AND ACCEPTS NO LIABILITIES, EXCEPT ONLY AS SET FORTH IN ITS CURRENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE.

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