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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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ABS

ABS

Plaskolite's Utility Grade ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) sheet is produced with only the highest quality recycled product and has 100% virgin cap. ABS offers excellent impact strength and ease in fabrication. Stocked in black and white colors, with a haircell pattern on one side and a smooth finish on the reverse. Available in a thickness range from .060" to .236". standard sheet size of 48" X 96" Custom color matching and sizes available.

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Acrylic

OPTIX Acrylic

Crystal clear, impact- and weather-resistant, OPTIX is a continuously processed, high quality acrylic sheet. High molecular weight makes OPTIX ideal for almost any type of fabrication or glazing, while special UV stabilization protects the sheet from yellowing. Backed by a 10-year limited warranty, OPTIX is available in a wide range of thicknesses and sizes.

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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 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 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 NG - Non-Glare Acrylic Heavy Matte

OPTIX NG Heavy Matte is a non-glare acrylic sheet ideal for signage, silk-screening, and point-of-purchase displays. Unlike glass, it's shatter-resistant and lightweight, which makes it ideal for glazing in large frames or any situation where shattering glass would be a safety concern. Available in a variety of stock sizes, thicknesses and protective masking options.

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OPTIX NG - Non-Glare Acrylic Light Matte

OPTIX NG Light Matte is a non-glare acrylic sheet ideal for signage, silk-screening, and point-of-purchase displays. Unlike glass, it's shatter-resistant and lightweight, which makes it ideal for glazing in large frames or any situation where shattering glass would be a safety concern. Available in a variety of stock sizes, thicknesses and protective masking options.

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OPTIX 99 Acrylic

The ultra-light matte finish of OPTIX 99 minimizes unwanted glare in a variety of lighting conditions; without hindering the view of your framed artwork, graphic or photograph. Half the weight of glass, and shatter resistant, OPTIX 99 is the ideal glazing choice for a variety of framing applications, as well as POP displays and directional signage.

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OPTIX Patterned Acrylic

OPTIX Patterned Acrylic sheet is a great choice to bring interesting and beautiful patterns to Shower Doors, displays indoor/outdoor furniture, and home furnishing products. OPTIX Patterned Acrylic is stocked in Adobe and P-32/Haircell patterns. Available in a variety of sheet sizes.

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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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FABBACK Mirror

FABBACK acrylic mirror is made from OPTIX® continuously processed acrylic sheet. With the process of vacuum metalizing, each sheet is given a mirror finish that is protected by the industry’s toughest, most durable backing. Standard sheet is 48" x 96" with non-stock sizes available in 36” x 60” to 80” x 120.

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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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FABBACK Textured Acrylic Mirror

For both excellent durability and special design needs, FABBACK Textured Acrylic Mirror is an ideal choice. Available in prismatic and Non-Glare patterns, FABBACK provides the industry’s toughest protective back coating, which protects against scratching during fabrication. FABBACK Textured Acrylic Mirror is available in a 48" x 96" sheet size and .125" thickness.

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First Surface (2-Sided) Mirror Acrylic

“First Surface” is a two-sided, acrylic mirror sheet designed for retail displays and special lighting applications where the back of a mirror will remain exposed or where a reflection in both directions is desired. The mirror’s opaque film of aluminum is protected by a tough, clear coating. Color options and thicknesses of .060” and .236” available. Also available in polycarbonate.

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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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Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate Mirror

Plaskolite Polycarbonate Mirror sheet is the clear choice for the best in strength, security and flame resistance. Paper masked on both sides, Polycarbonate Mirror is available in 48" x 96" sheets in .118" and .236" thicknesses. Polycarbonate Mirror is also available in See-Thru, First Surface and AR coated sheet.

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First Surface (2-Sided) Mirror Polycarbonate

“First Surface” is two-sided, polycarbonate mirror sheet designed for retail displays and special lighting applications where the back of a mirror will remain exposed or where a reflection in both directions is desired. The mirror’s opaque film of aluminum is protected by a tough, clear coating. Color options and thicknesses of .118” and .236” available. Also available in acrylic.

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