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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.

Innovative Acrylic Solutions

M8

POP Display/
Store Fixture

Plaskolite acrylic’s multiple coating options and finishes deliver glossy, matte or textured effects that hold up to high-traffic retail.

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M10

Technology

From cell phones to laptops, audio to video components, Plaskolite sheet delivers excellent optical quality and impact resistance.

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M1

Architecture

A combination of incredible strength and minimal weight makes Plaskolite acrylic sheet ideal for architectural applications.

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M3

Transportation

Trusted for shatter- and scratch-resistance, Plaskolite high-impact polymers and sheets are widely used in transportation applications.

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M7

Picture Framing

From family snapshots to museum masterpieces, Plaskolite abrasion-resistant and museum-quality acrylic glazing is trusted to protect framed works.

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M6

Lighting

Acrylic lighting panels reduce glare, provide pinpoint brightness and enhance visual comfort, while translucent sheets help create attention-grabbing light displays.

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M2

Art & Design

Plaskolite acrylic’s incredible versatility, durability and forming capabilities mean never having to compromise on design.

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M9

Signage

Thanks to endless decoration possibilities and weather resistance, Plaskolite sign-grade sheet is chosen by the world’s best-known brands.

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M5

Furniture &
Accessories

Easily formed, Plaskolite acrylic takes on any shape. Finishing options ensure products stay free from marring and scratching.

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M4

Exhibit & Tradeshow

Plaskolite’s incredibly-durable, impact-modified acrylic holds up to the repeat cycles of set-up, tear-down and shipping.

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