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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.

Art & Design

Plaskolite’s vast range of high-quality, versatile OPTIX acrylic sheet and polymer products help designers bring their creative visions to life. Offering a variety of colors, thicknesses, patterns, sheet sizes and polymer formulations to meet the needs of countless art and design applications.

View our product catalogs for a complete list of Plaskolite's thermoplastic sheet and acrylic polymer products for the art & design industry.
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Providing unlimited options for undeniable beauty and strength. 

With a wide array of ordering options – from thicknesses to patterns and from colors to finishes – there’s no need to compromise on design. Plaskolite's OPTIX acrylic sheet and polymers provide designers and fabricators with a myriad of options to execute even their most complex visions.

Plaskolite’s sheet and polymer catalogs offer a variety of thermoplastic products – explore our product offerings to see what’s perfect for your design.

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Applications

  • Sculptures
  • Furniture
  • Novelty Items
  • Picture Framing

 

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Perfect Your Design

Whatever color, pattern or texture you need, find it with one of Plaskolite’s many finishes.

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More Durable, Greater Strength

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

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