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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.

Chemical Resistance

Plaskolite acrylic sheet can withstand a wide variety of environmental elements, however it's important to care for and clean sheet with the proper chemical compounds. Below is a list of chemicals that are safe to use on your acrylic sheet and a list of chemicals that are not.

Chemical Resistance of Plaskolite Acrylic Sheet

NO ATTACK


Alum, Ammonium
Alum, Potassium
Aluminum Fluoride
Aluminum Sulfate
Ammonia Gas
Ammonium Carbonate
Ammonium Chloride
Ammonium Hydroxide
Ammonium Phosphate
Ammonium Sulfate
Antimony Trichloride
Barium Chloride
Barium Hydroxide
Barium Sulfide
Battery Acid (10%)
Benzoic Acid
Boric Acid
Calcium Hypochloride
Carbonic Acid
Citric Acid
Copper Chloride
Copper Sulfate
Detergent Solution
Diesel Oil
Diethylene Glycol
Ethylene Glycol
Fatty Acids
Ferrous Chloride
Ferrous Sulfate
Magnesium Sulfate
Mercuric Chloride
Formaldehyde
Glycerine
Hydrochloric Acid
Hydrogen Sulfide
Kerosene
Lubricating Oil
Nickel Chloride
Nickel Sulfate
Soap Solution
Sodium Carbonate
Sodium Chloride
Sodium Hydroxide
Sulfuric Acid (10%)
Turpentine
Water (Distilled)

ATTACK


Acetaldehyde
Acetic Acid
Acetic Anhydride
Acetone
Alcohol, Amyl
Alcohol, Butyl
Alcohol, Ethyl
Alcohol, Methyl
Alcohol, Propyl
Ammonia
Amyl Acetate
Aniline
Battery Acid (Conc.)
Benzaldehyde Benzene
Butyl Acetate
Butyric Acid
Carbon Tetrachloride
Chloroacetic Acid
Chlorosulfonic Acid
Chromic Acid
Dimethyl Ether
Dimethyl Formamide
Ethyl Acetate
Ethyl Alcohol
Ethyl Chloride
Ethylene Dichloride
Ethyl Ether
Formic Acid
Gasoline
Hydrofluoric Acid
Hydrogen Peroxide
Isopropyl Alcohol
Latic Acid
Methyl Ethyl Ketone
Nitric Acid (Conc.)
Sulfuric Acid (Conc.)
Toluene Xylene

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