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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.

OPTIX Acrylic Designer Colors

Sheet

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.

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

  • Thickness: .118" - .118"
  • Width: 48" - 48"
  • Length: 96.5" - 96.5"
  • Features: Weatherable
  • 19 colors available
  • Contact Plaskolite for custom thickness and size information.
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PhysicalTest methodUnitsOPTIX
Specific Gravity/Relative DensityASTM D-7921.19
Optical Refractive IndexASTM D-5421.49
Light Transmission -TotalASTM D-1003%92
Light Transmission - HazeASTM D-1003%2
Sound TransmissionASTM E90 / E413db27
Water AbsorptionASTM D-570% By wt0.4
Mold ShrinkageASTM D-955mils/in2-6
ChemicalTest methodUnitsOPTIX
Resistance to Stress - Critical Crazing Stress to: Isopropyl AlcoholARTC Modification of MIL-P6997psi900
Resistance to Stress - Critical Crazing Stress to: Lacquer ThinnerARTC Modification of MIL-P6997psi500
Resistance to Stress - Critical Crazing Stress to: TolueneARTC Modification of MIL-P6997psi1,300
Resistance to Stress - Critical Crazing Stress to: Solvesso 100ARTC Modification of MIL-P6997psi1,600
MechanicalTest methodUnitsOPTIX
Tensile StrengthASTM D-638psi11,030
Tensile Elongation – Max.ASTM D-638%5.8
Tensile Modulus of Elasticity--psi490,000
Flexural StrengthASTM D-790psi17,000
Flexural Modulus of ElasticityASTM D-790psi490,000
Izod Impact Strength – Molded NotchASTM D-256ft-lb/in Notch0.4
Izod Impact Strength – Milled NotchASTM D-256ft-lb/in Notch0.28
Tensile Impact StrengthASTM D-1822ft-lb/in220
Abrasion Resistance - Change in Haze - 0 cyclesASTM D-1044Haze, %0
Abrasion Resistance - Change in Haze - 10 cyclesASTM D-1044Haze, %11.2
Abrasion Resistance - Change in Haze - 50 cyclesASTM D-1044Haze, %24
Abrasion Resistance - Change in Haze - 200 cyclesASTM D-1044Haze, %24.9
Rockwell HardnessASTM D-785M-95
ThermalTest methodUnitsOPTIX
Maximum Recommended Continuous Service Temperature°F170-190
Softening Temperature°F210-220
Melting Temperature°F300-315
Melt Flow RateASTM D-1238g/10 min.1.5
Deflection Temperature @ 264 psi (1.8 MPa)ASTM D-648°F203
Deflection Temperature @ 66 psi (0.45 MPa)ASTM D-648°F207
Coefficient of Thermal ExpansionASTM D-696in/(in-°F ) x 10-53.0
Thermal ConductivityASTM C-177BTU-ft/(hr-ft2-°F)0.075
Flammability (Burning Rate)ASTM D-635In/minute1.019
FlammabilityUL 94HB
Smoke Density RatingASTM D-2843%3.4
Self-Ignition TemperatureASTM D-1929°F833
Flame Spread IndexASTM E-84115
Smoke Developed IndexASTM E-84550

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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