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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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PURCHASE OF OPTIGLASS COATING DIVISION STRENGTHENS PLASKOLITE'S LEADERSHIP POSITION

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COLUMBUS, OHIO - (October 20, 2009) - Plaskolite, Inc. announces that it has purchased the coating division of Optiglass PC LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio. "Purchasing Optiglass is all about our commitment to the coating market," stated James Dunn, Plaskolite President. "We have become, and will continue to be, the leading supplier of quality coating products in the market."

With this purchase, Plaskolite has sent a clear message to the market place about its commitment to the coatings market. "Our goal in coating has been simple – to be the leader in the industry – and we've been very busy achieving that goal," stated Dunn. In addition to the strategic purchase of coating manufacturing businesses, the commitment can be seen in the coating plant expansion at its Columbus, Ohio facility. Plaskolite has made significant investments in state-of-the-art coating manufacturing equipment.

One of the driving forces in Plaskolite's Optiglass acquisition has been to offer its customers "more products," said Mitchell Grindley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Plaskolite. "When we can give customers more of what they want at competitive prices, then we are truly serving them – and that's what market leadership is about."

"We've built our acrylic sheet, mirror & coating business by providing customers with unparalleled service and product diversity. That's how we carved out a significant niche in a very competitive market," stated Grindley. "With our coating line, it's nice to have the edge in that product offering too."

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 has more than 475 employees and manufacturing facilities in Columbus and Zanesville, Ohio; Grand Saline, Texas; Olive Branch, Miss.; Monterrey, Mexico and Compton, Calif.

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