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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.

MS-983

Polymer

Excellent performance and processability. Designed for both injection molding and extrusion processes. Crystal clear in appearance and can be easily blended with other resins and colors.

MELT FLOW INDEX

1.8

Product Details

  • Type:

    General Purpose

  • Process:

    Injection Molding & Extrusion

  • Certifications: AMECA,UL-94 HB
POLYMER FPO
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MechanicalTest methodUnitsMS-983
Tensile StrengthASTM D638psi10,300
ElongationASTM D638%4.2
Modulus of ElasticityASTM D638psi490000
Flexural StrengthASTM D790psi17000
Flexural ModulusASTM D790psi490000
Impact Strength – Izod (Notched)ASTM D256ft-lb/in>0.2
Impact Strength – Falling Weight (1/8”)ASTM D5420 GBin-lb3
Rockwell HardnessASTM D785M scale95
ThermalTest methodUnitsMS-983
Vicat Softening TemperatureASTM D1525°F215
Heat Deflection Temperature Under Load (264 psi)ASTM D648°F203
Melt Flow RateASTM D1238g/10 min1.8
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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