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SHOW HISTORY

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.

CA-41 (CP-41)

Polymer

Outstanding performance in decorating and processability. Primarily used in Optical and Appliance applications. Water clear appearance with no odor or taste. This resin is well suited for making thin-wall moldings such as fish tank aquariums, automotive license plate frames, etc. Ideally designed for difficult moldings that require maximum flow.

MELT FLOW INDEX

26.0

Product Details

  • Type:

    General Purpose

  • Process:

    Injection Molding

  • Certifications: UL-94 HB
POLYMER FPO
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MechanicalTest methodUnitsCA-41
Tensile StrengthASTM D638psi7800
ElongationASTM D638%2.4
Modulus of ElasticityASTM D638psi408000
Flexural StrengthASTM D790psi11700
Flexural ModulusASTM D790psi-
Impact Strength – Izod (Notched)ASTM D256ft-lb/in0.3
Impact Strength – Falling Weight (1/8”)ASTM D5420 GBin-lb2
Rockwell HardnessASTM D785M scale74
ThermalTest methodUnitsCA-41
Vicat Softening TemperatureASTM D1525°F194
Heat Deflection Temperature Under Load (264 psi)ASTM D648°F163
Melt Flow RateASTM D1238g/10 min26
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion (-30 to 30°C)ASTM D696mm/(mm-oC)6 X 10^-5
Molding ShrinkageASTM D955%0.2-0.6

These suggestions and data are based on information we believe to be reliable. They are offered in good faith, but without guarantee, as conditions and methods of use are beyond our control. We recommend that the prospective user determine the suitability of our materials and suggestions before adopting them on a commercial scale.

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