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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 ADDS CELL CAST ACRYLIC TO PRODUCT LINE, FORMS JOINT VENTURE IN TURKEY

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New High-Tech Manufacturing Plant to Support Global Product Expansion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 26, 2012) - Plaskolite, Inc., the largest U.S. manufacturer of continuously processed acrylic sheet products, announces the coming addition of cell cast acrylic to its product line to better support its worldwide customer base. Plaskolite has formed a joint venture with Işik Plastik, a leading Turkey-based manufacturer of thermoformed plastics, to build a state-of-the-art cell cast acrylic manufacturing facility which is scheduled for completion during the second half of 2013.

"Our soon-to-be-completed cell cast manufacturing facility will provide our customers with a level of product choice, service and quality that has been unavailable in the industry," said James R. Dunn, President and CEO of Plaskolite. "As we've said before, our customers' best interests are at the forefront of every decision we make. This venture is yet another example of our commitment to our customers located in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia."

Cell cast acrylic, a product that has a high chemical resistance, gauge and color range, is an entirely new product line for Plaskolite. It will be produced in Malatya, Turkey, at the new Plaskolite and Işik Plastik plant, a facility which will also have the capability and manufacturing capacity for possible future expansion of Plaskolite's and Işik's current product offerings.

"The importance of this venture for our global employees and customers cannot be overstated," said Mitch Grindley, Plaskolite's Vice President of Marketing and Sales. "Combining the strengths and technologies of this facility with our US based manufacturing operations will allow Plaskolite to supply a wider array of high quality plastic sheet products, which will continue to strengthen Plaskolite now and in the future."

ABOUT PLASKOLITE
Founded in 1950 in Columbus, Ohio, USA by the Dunn Family, Plaskolite, Inc. is proud to be the largest privately owned 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 475 employees and operates manufacturing facilities in Columbus and Zanesville, Ohio, Grand Saline, Texas; Compton, California; Olive Branch, Mississippi and Monterrey, Mexico.

ABOUT IŞIK PLASTIK
Işik Plastik was formed in 1997 and produces thermoformed food and consumer goods packaging, industrial flat sheets, compound and masterbatch. Today it has become an expert on modern molding technology and PP and PS thermoform products, in parallel to its investments and R&D efforts. In addition, it is the unique optical extrusion sheet producer in Turkey.

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