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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.

Signage

Chosen for its endless decorative abilities, durability and weather resistance, OPTIX Sign Grade acrylic is used by the most sophisticated sign fabricators and designers. Whether incorporating three-dimensional elements or unique lighting effects, discover Plaskolite’s range of colors, textures, and finish options.

View our product catalog for a complete list of Plaskolite's thermoplastic sheet and acrylic polymer products for the signage industry.
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The most well-known brands in the world choose OPTIX.

OPTIX SG provides outstanding vacuum definition and high optical clarity that will brighten any space. Ideal for sign applications, roll stock offer unlimited lengths that allow for seamless sign faces, and provides efficient handling and storage. 

OPTIX LD light-diffusing acrylic eliminates visible hot spots and luminance fluctuations in LED channel letters and sign faces. In addition to a variety of popular sign colors, this product is available with soft a soft satin texture on one or two sides.

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Applications

  • Corporate Imaging
  • Way finding
  • LED CAN Lights
  • Backlit Graphics
  • Push Through Letters
  • Thermoforming

 

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