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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.

DURAPLEX Impact Modified Acrylic

Sheet

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.

Stock & Non-Stock Colors

*Colors on screen may not reflect exact matches to physical sheets.

*Custom colors available.

*Non-Stock colors, patterns or sizes may require a minimum quantity order.

Product Details

Run-to-size

Stock item

  • Thickness: .040" - .500"
  • Width: 5" - 105"
  • Length: 14" - 216"
  • Features: Weatherable
Item # Finishes Thickness (in.) Size (in.) Sq. Ft. Pack Qty. Skid Qty. Masking
1X08123A 40% Impact Modified .080 18" x 24" 3 10 N/A Clear Polyfilm / White Polyfilm
1X08126A 40% Impact Modified .080 30" x 60" 12.5 5 N/A Clear Polyfilm / White Polyfilm
1X08127A 40% Impact Modified .080 24" x 48" 8 6 N/A Clear Polyfilm / White Polyfilm
1X02448A 40% Impact Modified .093 24" x 48" 8 10 N/A Clear Polyfilm / White Polyfilm
1X02830A 40% Impact Modified .093 28" x 30" 5.833 10 N/A Clear Polyfilm / White Polyfilm
1X03244A 40% Impact Modified .093 32" x 44" 9.778 10 N/A Clear Polyfilm / White Polyfilm
1X08105A 40% Impact Modified .093 8" x 10" .556 5 N/A Clear Polyfilm / White Polyfilm
1X47435A 70% Impact Modified .118 48" x 96" 32 5 N/A Clear Polyfilm / White Polyfilm
1X47433A 70% Impact Modified .177 48" x 96" 32 3 N/A Clear Polyfilm / White Polyfilm
  • 40% impact modified acrylic is 5 to 6 times stronger than general purpose acrylic, 10 to 15 times stronger than double strength window glass, and 20 to 30 times stronger than polished wire glass or other glasses
  • 100% impact modified acrylic is 10 times stronger than general purpose acrylic, approximately 20 to 30 times stronger than double strength window glass, approximately 40 to 50 times stronger than polished wire glass or other glasses
  • Thicknesses .040"–.500"; widths up to 105"
  • Offered in clear, colors, patterns, and Run-To-Size
  • Alternative to Polycarbonate sheet
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PhysicalTest methodUnitsDURAPLEX 30%DURAPLEX OPTIX SG05 (50%)DURAPLEX 70%DURAPLEX OPTIX SG10 (100%)
Specific Gravity/Relative DensityASTM D-7921.181.171.161.15
Light Transmission -TotalASTM D-1003%92929090
Light Transmission - HazeASTM D-1003%22>3>3
Water AbsorptionASTM D-570% By wt0.30.30.30.3
Mold ShrinkageASTM D-955mils/in3-63-63-63-6
MechanicalTest methodUnitsDURAPLEX 30%DURAPLEX OPTIX SG05 (50%)DURAPLEX 70%DURAPLEX OPTIX SG10 (100%)
Tensile StrengthASTM D-638psi9,0008,0007,1005,600
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity--psi376,000340,000304,000250,000
Flexural StrengthASTM D-790psi13,69012,00010,6108,300
Izod Impact Strength – Molded NotchASTM D-256ft-lb/in Notch0.60.70.91.1
Ball Drop ImpactPassPassPassPass
Rockwell HardnessASTM D-785M-78M-68M-59M-46
ThermalTest methodUnitsDURAPLEX 30%DURAPLEX OPTIX SG05 (50%)DURAPLEX 70%DURAPLEX OPTIX SG10 (100%)
Deflection Temperature @ 264 psi (1.8 MPa)ASTM D-648°F198194190185
Coefficient of Thermal ExpansionASTM D-696in/(in-°F ) x 10-53.544.55
Flammability (Burning Rate)ASTM D-635In/minute0.851.251.531.97
FlammabilityUL 94HBHBHBHB
Smoke Density RatingASTM D-2843%5.28.511.516.5
Self-Ignition TemperatureASTM D-1929°F>850>850>850>850

These suggestions and data are based on information we believe to be reliable. They are offered in good faith, but without guarantee, as conditions and methods of use are beyond our control. We recommend that the prospective user determine the suitability of our materials and suggestions before adopting them on a commercial scale.

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