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SHOW HISTORY

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.

Signage Features

Plaskolite acrylic sheet is an ideal material for signage thanks to its impact strength and fabrication-friendly features. Review the fabrication guide to learn how the latest and traditional sign construction methods may be applied.

Topics related specifically to sign fabrication are presented in this section. Use this portion of the guide, in conjunction with the Plaskolite acrylic sheet fabrication guide, to minimize production problems.

Along with flat sheet, Plaskolite offers OPTIX SG acrylic sheet, DURAPLEX SG05, and SG10 impact modified sheet in roll form. A wide range of sizes and thicknesses are available.

Plaskolite Sign Grade sheet offers many benefits. Features include excellent forming characteristics with detailed vacuum definition, high optical clarity, and superb weatherability. Roll stock sheet features custom widths and lengths to reduce scrap, and no required drying prior to forming.

Plaskolite combines a tradition of quality and service with modern production facilities to be the supplier of choice for your sign grade acrylic needs.

 

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Tough & Durable

Plaskolite acrylic features superior impact resistance that outperforms other materials.

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Vibrant Colors, No Fading

Choose from a rainbow of colors that stay true, thanks to the properties of acrylic.

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More Durable, Greater Strength

Find out why acrylic is chosen over glass, polycarbonate and other materials.

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