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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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OPTIX FRAME GRADE Acrylic

OPTIX FRAME GRADE clear acrylic is camera inspected for imperfections throughout the manufacturing process to insure the highest quality standards for the picture framing industry. Half the weight, and more impact resistant than glass, OPTIX FRAME GRADE can meet even the most demanding framing applications.

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OPTIX FRAME GRADE UVF Clear Acrylic

OPTIX FRAME GRADE UVF is an ultraviolet (UV) filtering acrylic sheet that absorbs 98% of damaging UV light. When used in framing, it will minimize paper-borne art, prints and documents from fading, yellowing or becoming brittle. Camera Inspected for quality.

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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 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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AR Coated Acrylic

AR coated acrylic is the perfect choice when protection from scratching is a paramount concern. Available in many colors and thicknesses, with coating on one or both sides, it is ideally suited for applications that require abrasion, stain and solvent resistance. Widely used for retail displays, table tops, door panels and dry erase boards.

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