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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.

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PLASKOLITE ACQUIRES ROTUBA’S EXTRUDED LIGHTING SHEET BUSINESS

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (February 19, 2016) – Plaskolite, LLC, the nation’s largest manufacturer of continuously processed acrylic sheet products, has acquired the lighting sheet business from The Rotuba Extruders, Inc.

Rotuba, a Linden, NJ based manufacturer of lighting sheets and profiles, is selling their sheet business to Columbus, OH –based Plaskolite. Plaskolite will incorporate these products into their vast product offering and begin manufacturing in their state-of-the-art production facilities located in Columbus and Zanesville Ohio, and Olive Branch, Mississippi.

“With this latest acquisition, we have reinforced our commitment to being the leader in the lighting sheet industry,” said Mitchell P. Grindley President and CEO of Plaskolite, “We continue to invest internally and through acquisition to increase our value with our customers across all businesses.”

“Plaskolite’s experienced inside sales team will be available to assist new customers with transitioning their ordering process to Plaskolite,” said Grindley, “and will introduce them to Plaskolite’s extensive range of high-quality thermoplastic sheet products.”

For more information on Plaskolite’s products, solutions and easy ordering, visit www.plaskolite.com.

ABOUT PLASKOLITE

Founded in 1950 in Columbus, Ohio, Plaskolite is proud to be the largest U.S. manufacturer of continuously processed acrylic sheet products. Plaskolite’ s reputation is based on service, quality, stability and integrity. Plaskolite currently has more than 630 employees and operates manufacturing facilities in Columbus and Zanesville, Ohio, Grand Saline, Texas; Compton, California; Olive Branch, Mississippi; Monterrey, Mexico and Malatya, Turkey.

ABOUT ROTUBA

Founded in 1945, Rotuba is a privately owned company with headquarters and manufacturing located in Linden, NJ. Rotuba is the largest Custom Profile Extruder for the Lighting Industry. Rotuba is also one of the largest independent global custom compounder of Cellulosics – a wood based polymer.

 

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