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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.

History

Plaskolite has become a leader in the acrylics industry.

It's an industry that has come a long way since the Dunn family established Plaskolite in 1950. During that time, Plaskolite evolved to become a market leader thanks to investments in technology, equipment, research and development. Plaskolite's Zanesville facility, employs the latest in acrylic sheet production technology, which delivers superior optical clarity and edge color.  This process is known as "One Pass Extrusion Technology" or OPAT.

In tandem with our internal product innovation processes, Plaskolite seeks out the most innovative products and manufacturing processes in the industry, often incorporating them into the Plaskolite family through acquisition, to ensure we're developing and creating the world’s finest thermoplastic sheet products and high-performance coatings.

Hover over the graphic below to view our acquisition timeline.

Through product innovation and leadership, Plaskolite brings you the widest variety of colors, patterns, coatings and performance enhanced products.

 

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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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