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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.

Polymer

OPTIX® polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) acrylic polymers are used in a variety of applications requiring a broad range of material properties. Available in numerous grades that vary in lubricant content, melt flow rates, light transmission and impact strength, as well as custom tailored formulations.

General-Purpose

Offering transparent, translucent, opaque, custom colors in various melt flow rates to best meet your needs.

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Impact-Modified

Possessing 4 to 12 times the impact strength of general-purpose while maintaining superior optical qualities.

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Medical/Bio

Designed to meet the performance and regulatory compliance requirements for medical devices and packaging.

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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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Your Business, Our Solution

From auto to aviation, signage to store fixtures, acrylic sheets are ideal for many markets.

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Acrylic polymers can be formed into almost any shape, making it perfect for a variety of industries.

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