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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.

Lighting

Plaskolite offers a variety of acrylic sheet and polymers designed specifically for lighting applications. Designers can choose from a wide array of products to meet the technical and visual requirements of their project.

View our product catalog for a complete list of Plaskolite's acrylic sheet and acrylic polymer products for the lighting industry.
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Plaskolite lighting products reduce glare, provide excellent diffusion properties and eliminate LED hot spots. 

Durable and non-yellowing, Plaskolite’s OPTIX and KSH acrylic lighting panels are easy to cut-to-size and can be recycled. They are the industry touchstone for LED and fluorescent light diffusion. The OPTIX Pattern 12, KSH Frost Glaze, KSH-19, KSH-23 and KSH Overlay lighting panels are available with special LED light filtering properties to provide optimum light diffusion while maintaining a high light transmission.

Plaskolite also offers a number of OPTIX acrylic polymers for the lighting industry.

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Applications

  • Lighting - Residential
  • Lighting - Specialty
  • Drop Ceiling Lighting Panels

 

 

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Patterns and Textures

Classic to unique, Plaskolite patterns and textures offer the aesthetics you seek.

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Control the Light

For sophisticated interiors, KSH lighting panels control & direct fluorescent & HID lighting.

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Unsure if you need translucent or transparent, colored or clear? A sample will help you decide.

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