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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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Acrylic

OPTIX Colored Acrylic

With a variety of available color choices, OPTIX continuously processed, high quality acrylic sheet delivers impact- and weather-resistance. High molecular weight makes OPTIX ideal for almost any type of fabrication or glazing. Perfect for a variety of applications including POP displays, skylights, sunrooms and signs, OPTIX is available in a wide range of thicknesses and sizes.

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OPTIX LD - Light Diffusing Acrylic

OPTIX LD light diffusing acrylic sheet provides superior diffusion properties that allow for greater sign design flexibility and slim profile channel (CAN) letters, all with fantastic impact resistance and weatherability. Visible hot spots and luminance fluctuations are eliminated without affecting the light transmission properties. Offered in a wide variety of stock sizes, colors, SG05 medium impact and non-glare.

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OPTIX 95 Acrylic

OPTIX 95 is a continuously processed acrylic sheet with a matte finish on one side that provides both decoration and reductions in surface reflection. The matte finish is resistant to fingerprints and smudges. OPTIX 95 is easily fabricated and ideal for many interior applications including room/office partitions, pantry/cupboard doors, signage and POP displays.

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OPTIX Frost Acrylic

OPTIX Frost is the ideal choice for a continuously processed acrylic sheet that delivers an elegant, textured surface on both sides. With a frosting additive incorporated throughout the sheet, OPTIX Frost can be easily fabricated without significant loss of frosted appearance, even at line bends. A great match for room/office partitions, pantry/cupboard doors, signage and POP displays.

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OPTIX DA - Digital Acrylic

Specifically designed to provide optimal adhesion of UV curing inks without adhesion promoters, OPTIX DA delivers all the benefits of continuously processed acrylic sheet in a specially formulated product for printing. Just as with OPTIX sheet, OPTIX DA provides superior strength and is available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses.

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OPTIX Acrylic Designer Colors

The vibrantly colored OPTIX acrylic sheets used in the production of Plaskolite's FABBACK colored acrylic mirror, are available unmirrorized – allowing Plaskolite to offer a wide array of eye-catching translucent colors. OPTIX Designer Colors are available in .118” thickness, 48” x 96” sheet size. Contact Plaskolite for custom thickness and size information.

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OPTIX Thick Gauge Acrylic

Thick gauge acrylic sheet by Plaskolite is available from .500" to 1.00'. Crystal clear and impact resistant, thick gauge sheet is used in a variety of applications including point-of-purchase displays, furniture and architectural glazing. Available in clear and colors with custom colors available.

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OPTIX Acrylic Lighting Panels

Non-yellowing and break resistant, OPTIX acrylic lighting panels are an ideal choice to create visual comfort in environments lit by overhead fluorescent lighting fixtures. Available in Cracked Ice, Prismatic and Prisma Square patterns.

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DURAPLEX Impact Modified Acrylic

DURAPLEX continuously-processed, impact-modified acrylic sheet is up to 30 times stronger than double-strength window glass and 50 times stronger than polished wire glass or other glasses, making it an excellent choice for displays, skylights, signage and replacement windows. DURAPLEX is available in custom impact blends and a range of thicknesses, widths, colors and patterns and in flat sheets or roll stock.

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SG Acrylic

For signage, point-of-purchase displays and skylights, OPTIX SG acrylic sheet provides excellent forming characteristics with detailed vacuum definition, high optical clarity and superb weatherability. Plaskolite stocks OPTIX SG in various thicknesses, sheet sizes and colors. For increased durability, DURAPLEX SG05 - medium impact modified acrylic and DURAPLEX SG10 - high impact modified acrylic are also available.

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Roll Stock Acrylic

OPTIX SG Acrylic, DURAPLEX SG05 and SG10 are available in roll stock for the Sign market. Roll Stock allows for better total sheet usage, less seams and joints in finished signs, and provides better inventory space utilization.

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FABBACK Colored Acrylic Mirror

FABBACK color acrylic mirror sheet is made from OPTIX® continuously processed acrylic sheet. Using vacuum metalizing, each sheet is given a mirror finish that is protected by the industry’s toughest, most durable backing. An overage of 1” is provided on standard sheet sizes for maximum yield when laser cutting, and all mirror acrylic colored sheet is covered by a 3-mil laser cuttable film. 19 stocked colors with custom colors and sizes available.

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DURALENS Premium Grade Acrylic Lighting Panels

Virtually unbreakable, non-yellowing and easy to cut, DURALENS premium grade acrylic lighting panels soften harsh fluorescent light to create visual comfort, are offered in an array of decorative designs and are covered under a 10-year limited warranty against breakage. Standard panel size is 23 ¾” X 47 ¾”.

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PETG

VIVAK

VIVAK offers a unique balance of physical properties and ease of fabrication. It is ideally suited for complex parts requiring fabrication, including deep thermoforming draws and precise molded-in details. VIVAK PETG is produced using resin that complies with FDA requirements for food contact applications.

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