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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.

About Plaskolite

Plaskolite is a leading manufacturer of innovative thermoplastic solutions – from acrylic, ABS and copolyester sheet, to the application of performance enhancing hard coatings.  

Plaskolite has built an excellent reputation for providing high quality products and responsive customer service. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Plaskolite is the world’s leading manufacturer of acrylic sheet, acrylic resin, ABS, PETG, acrylic mirror sheet and performance enhancing hard coatings.

The Plaskolite commitment to quality extends over every aspect of our business. From our 350,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution headquarters in Columbus, Ohio to our 245,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Zanesville, Ohio, Plaskolite delivers flawless quality sheet and resin to customers worldwide. ISO 9001:2008 quality management standards are maintained throughout our processes, including a fully integrated manufacturing system that converts acrylic monomer into acrylic resin and then into acrylic sheet.

To better serve our customers, Plaskolite offers thermoplastic sheet products in a wide variety of sizes, colors and patterns, as well as customized "Run-to-Size" dimensions, special patterns and thicknesses.  Plaskolite inside sales representatives use automated order and shipping tracking systems to provide customers with up-to-the-minute order information.

From manufacturing through customized product offerings, packing, shipping and order tracking, Plaskolite is committed to delivering the highest quality products and service to its customers.

Plaskolite Founder's Commitment

Plaskolite has witnessed the industry change drastically over 66 years - while manufacturing processes, product innovation and technology have evolved, Plaskolite's commitment to the highest standards of customer service has not.

 

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Your Business, Our Solution

From auto to aviation, signage to store fixtures, acrylic sheets are ideal for many markets.

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Tough and Durable

Plaskolite acrylic features superior impact resistance that outperforms other materials.

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Goodbye Glare

In ambient light, signs and displays remain clear and brilliant with anti-glare coatings.

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