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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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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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