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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.

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CA-41 (CP-41)

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.

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CA-41 HF (CP-41 HF)

CA-41 HF is a general-purpose grade polymer designed for injection molding applications. The typical applications are fish tank aquariums, key chains, sample holders etc. CA-41 HF is also used as a carrier resin for color concentrates (master batch). CA-41 HF has very high melt flow rate owing to the monomeric formulation design. It is suitable for making thin-wall molded parts or large size molded parts. This grade is ideally designed for difficult moldings that require very high flow.

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CA-41 UVT

High flow resin for application requiring UV transparency. Suitable for parts or lenses for medical devices.

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CA-51 (CP-51)

Injection molding resin with medium heat resistance and melt flow rate. Offers excellent optical properties and design flexibility. Commonly used in a variety of applications including writing utensils, coin and card holders.

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CA-51 KC (CP-51 KC)

Injection molding resin with medium heat resistance and medium high flow rate. Offers excellent optical properties and design flexibility.

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CA-51 LL

Medium melt flow suitable for both injection molding and extrusion.

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CA-51 UVT

Injection molding resin with medium heat resistance and melt flow rate. Offers excellent optical properties and design flexibility. Specially designed for UV light transparency. Suitable for parts or lens for medical device application.

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CA-61 (CP-61)

Resin designed for both injection molding and extrusion processes, offering good heat resistance and medium flow. Well suited for decorated applications. CA-61 offers outstanding processability and optical clarity, and can be easily blended with other resins and colors.

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CA-68

Excellent performance and processability. Designed for all injection molding and extrusion processes. CA-68 has high heat resistances and stiffness. Ideally suited for display cases, housewares products, and the preferred resin for rod extrusions. Crystal clear appearance and can be easily blended with other resins and colors.

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CA-71 (CP-71)

Resin suitable for both injection molding and extrusion processes, offering high heat resistance and medium flow. CA-71 has exceptional weatherability and good chemical resistance. Crystal clear in appearance and can be easily blended with other resins and colors.

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CA-75 (CP-75)

Excellent performance and processability for products that require high heat resistance, suitable for both injection molding and extrusion processes. CA-75 offers maximum heat resistance and medium flow. Heavily used in Lighting applications, offering crystal clear clarity and can be blended with light diffusors and colors.

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CA-75 HID (CP-75 HID)

CA-75 HID CLEAR is a specialty grade polymer designed for injection molding process. This polymer offers medium flow, maximum heat and up resistances. The typical applications are HID reflectors, lighting reflectors, optical lens etc.

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CA-75 UVA (CP-75 UVA)

Excellent performance and processability for products that require high heat resistance, suitable for both injection molding and extrusion processes. CA-75 UVA offers maximum heat resistance and medium flow. Tailored for applications that require extra UV protection and UV blocking.

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CA-80 (CP-80)

Unlubricated resin with a high molecular weight, offers outstanding processability and can easily be blended with other resins and colors. Ideal resin for prismatic sheet extrusion.

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CA-81 (CP-81)

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

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CA-81 UVA

Excellent performance and processability. Designed for both injection molding and extrusion processes. Lubricated resin with a high molecular weight. Crystal clear in appearance and can be easily blended with other resins and colors. Suitable for applications requiring extra UV protection and UV blocking.

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CA-82 (CP-82 UVA)

Injection molding resin, formulated for ease in mold release, offering a high molecular weight and good heat resistance. Highly used in the production of automotive taillight lenses. Crystal clear in appearance and can be easily blended with other resins and colors.

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CA-86 (CP-86)

Designed for high heat applications, offering excellent performance and processability. Crystal clear in appearance and can be easily blended with other resins and colors.

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CA-87

CA-87 CLEAR is a specialty grade polymer designed for extrusion processes. This polymer offers the highest heat resistance and stiffness. The typical applications include modifier for ASA, AES resins. CA-87 CLEAR has an excellent heat resistance because of its monomeric composition and polymer’s molecular weights. This polymer also possesses the best chemical resistance and stiffness.

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MS-983

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.

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Impact Modified

CA-1000 E (CP-1000 E)

High impact modified resin for extrusion with up to 12 times the strength of general purpose acrylic. Outstanding performance, surface gloss, optical clarity and high light transmissions. Excellent blend stock material for those applications requiring non-standard impact material.

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CA-1000 E-2

Impact-modified grade polymer with high impact resistance designed for extrusion process. The typical applications are films, extruded sheets, capping material for other plastic substrates.

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CA-1000 I (CP-1000 I)

High impact modified acrylic resin for injection molding with up to 10 times the strength of general purpose acrylic. It posses excellent environmental stability and transparency, with excellent surface gloss.

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CA-8115

Impact-modified grade polymer designed for extrusion process. The typical applications are sheets, lighting profiles, tubes products. CA-8115 has up to two times impact strength of general-purpose acrylic polymers without sacrificing the optical and weathering resistance properties.

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CA-8125

Impact-modified grade polymer designed for extrusion process. The typical applications are sheets, lighting profiles, tubes products. CA-8125 has up to 3 times impact strength of general-purpose acrylic polymers without sacrificing the optical and weathering resistance properties.

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CA-924 (CP-924)

Impact modified acrylic resin for injection molding with up to 4 times the strength of general purpose acrylic. Excellent performance and processability with high light transmissions. Ideally designed for injection moldings of decoration designs such as jewelries, housewares products an appliances.

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CA-927 (CP-927)

Impact modified acrylic resin for injection molding with up to 7 times the strength of general purpose acrylic. Outstanding performance, surface gloss, optical clarity and light transmissions. Ideally designed for injection moldings of building decoration products such as window blocks, housewares products, and appliances such as display racks, etc. Practical toughness and excellent in blending with other resins and with colorant.

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CA-927 HF

Impact modified, high flow acrylic resin for injection molding with up to 7 times the strength of general purpose acrylic. Outstanding performance, surface gloss, optical clarity and light transmissions. Ideally designed for injection moldings of building decoration products such as window blocks, housewares products, and appliances such as display racks, etc. Practical toughness and excellent in blending with other resins and with colorant.

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CA-945

Outstanding performance, optical clarity, and great light transmissions. Ideally design for injection moldings or extrusion of Housewares products and Appliances. Excellent processability, and practical toughness.

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CA-990

Outstanding performance, optical clarity, and great light transmissions. Ideally designed for injection moldings of building decoration products such as window blocks. Excellent surface gloss, and practical toughness.

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FDA Compliant

CA-41 FDA

High flow resin suitable for applications requiring FDA compliance.

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CA-51 FDA

Injection molding resin with medium melt flow rate suitable for application requiring FDA compliance

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CA-61 FDA

Resin designed for both injection molding and extrusion processes, offering good heat resistance and medium flow. Offers outstanding processability and optical clarity, and can be easily blended with other resins and colors. Suitable for applications requiring FDA compliance.

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