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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.

Technology

Combining the attributes of superior scratch- and impact resistance, optical brilliance and glare control have made OPTIX acrylic sheet, polymers, and coating services ideally suited for a variety of applications in the consumer electronics industry.

View our product catalog for a complete list of Plaskolite's thermoplastic sheet and acrylic polymer products for the technology industry.
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Delivering excellent optical quality and scratch resistance. 

From hand held devices to laptops, audio to video components, OPTIX acrylic meets and exceeds the demands of today’s technology. Available with varying levels of glare control, abrasion resistance and impact strength, OPTIX acrylic sheet, polymers and coating options provide advantageous alternatives to glass in electronic applications.

With superior optical clarity, OPTIX acrylic products offer personal handheld device manufacturers a reliable solution for optimal screen visibility. Specialized coatings offer performance enhancing properties to further ensure product dependability.

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Applications

  • Cell phone view screens
  • Multimedia displays
  • Security
  • PDA computer screens
  • Handheld electronic viewing screens
 

 

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Keep Displays Brilliant

Plaskolite anti-scratch coatings deliver abrasion-resistance to keep displays looking new.

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More Durable, Greater Strength

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