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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 STRENGTHENS PRODUCT AND SERVICE OFFERINGS THROUGH ACQUISITION

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 25, 2007) – Plaskolite is pleased to announce that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the continuously processed acrylic sheet division of Lucite International. Plaskolite will purchase the manufacturing plants located in Olive Branch, Mississippi, and Monterrey, Mexico. The acquisition is anticipated to be complete in the early part of the third quarter.

"This acquisition enhances our ability to provide better service for our customers," said James R. Dunn, president of Plaskolite. "Our customers" best interests are at the forefront of every decision we make, and this acquisition will give Plaskolite more manufacturing capacity and opportunities to better serve our customers logistically."

The acquisition is a landmark event for the acrylic industry. Plaskolite was one of the original domestic companies to help build the foundation of the extruded acrylic sheet industry in the United States nearly 60 years ago. Today, Plaskolite remains the only privately-held, family-owned business in the industry.

"Our dedicated leadership team will continue to seek opportunities that advance our position as an industry leader and innovator," said Dunn.

ABOUT LUCITE
Lucite International the world's largest producer of methacrylates, is successor to the acrylic business of DuPont and ICI. It is the only acrylics producer with manufacturing facilities in every region of the globe, and employs 2,000 people in sales, marketing, R&D, manufacturing, engineering, technology and business support at 16 manufacturing sites and 35 sales offices worldwide. Lucite serves and supports customers in more than 100 different countries.

ABOUT PLASKOLITE
Founded in 1950 in Columbus, Ohio by the Dunn Family, Plaskolite Inc. is proud to be the largest privately owned U.S. manufacturer of continuously processed acrylic sheet. Plaskolite's reputation is based on service, quality, stability and integrity. Plaskolite currently has more than 475 employees and manufacturing facilities in Columbus and Zanesville, Ohio; Grand Saline, Texas; and Compton, Calif.

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