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SHOW HISTORY

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.

Run-to-Size

When unique challenges require custom solutions, Plaskolite's Run-to-Size service is the answer.

Run-to-Size ordering from Plaskolite delivers ultimate flexibility by allowing the purchase of our most popular substrates made to individual specifications. Customers save money thanks to the ability to purchase exact quantities, while scrap, year-end drops and unused inventory become a thing of the past. And because Plaskolite delivers the industry’s quickest Run-to-Size turnaround, our customers also realize productivity gains and improved client relationships.

Run-to-Size ordering is available in a wide range of sizes and thicknesses for acrylic, impact-modified acrylic and mirror sheet substrates. 

Run-to-Size Advantages

Flexible A wide range of sizes up to .105” and thicknesses from .040" – 1.0"
Economical Low minimum order requirements
Fast The industry's shortest turnaround

To find out more about Plaskolite Run-to-Size ordering, please contact us for more information.

Manufacturing Marvel

Thanks to our advanced manufacturing and extrusion processes, we can deliver custom-order fulfillment in a variety of sizes, thicknesses, colors and patterns.

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Land & Sea

Discover why high-impact acrylic is a trusted material for auto & marine manufacturers.

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Tough and Durable

Plaskolite acrylic features superior impact resistance that outperforms other materials.

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More Durable, Greater Strength

Find out why acrylic is chosen over glass, polycarbonate and other materials.

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