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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Plaskolite Announces Investment by Charlesbank Capital Partners 

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (October 7, 2015) Plaskolite announced today that Charlesbank Capital Partners is investing in the company.  Plaskolite has been owned by the Donald Dunn family since its founding in 1950.  The transaction introduces the first outside equity for the company, with the management team making a notable co-investment and the Dunn family maintaining an ownership position.

 

“In order to meet the rising demands of the market, we are confident that this transaction positions Plaskolite for the future,” said Jim Dunn, Chairman of Plaskolite. “Charlesbank’s experienced team coupled with our existing management team will provide the expertise and capital to help with further growth.  Plaskolite and the Dunn family will remain committed and active in the Central Ohio community, as well as the other communities where we are located.”

 

 

ABOUT PLASKOLITE

Founded in 1950 in Columbus, Ohio, USA by the Dunn Family, Plaskolite, Inc. is the largest privately owned U.S. manufacturer of continuously processed acrylic sheet products.  Plaskolite  operates manufacturing facilities in Columbus and Zanesville, Ohio, Grand Saline, Texas; Compton, California; Olive Branch, Mississippi; Monterrey, Mexico and Malatya, Turkey.

 

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