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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.

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Acrylic

OPTIX Pattern 12 (PL-21) Prismatic Acrylic

The Pattern 12 (PL-21) Prismatic Acrylic lighting panel offers excellent efficiency and direct glare control, while providing an attractive appearance. The PL-21 features a 3/16" square base female conical pattern. It fits standard ceiling grids for easy installation. Custom and non-stock thicknesses and sizes available.

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OPTIX Acrylic Lighting Panels

Non-yellowing and break resistant, OPTIX acrylic lighting panels are an ideal choice to create visual comfort in environments lit by overhead fluorescent lighting fixtures. Available in Cracked Ice, Prismatic and Prisma Square patterns.

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DURALENS Premium Grade Acrylic Lighting Panels

Virtually unbreakable, non-yellowing and easy to cut, DURALENS premium grade acrylic lighting panels soften harsh fluorescent light to create visual comfort, are offered in an array of decorative designs and are covered under a 10-year limited warranty against breakage. Standard panel size is 23 ¾” X 47 ¾”.

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KSH Frost Glaze Acrylic Lighting Panels

KSH Frost Glaze Acrylic Lighting panels are mechanically textured white acrylic panels designed for today's sophisticated work environments. With a heavily pebbled surface on one side and a smooth surface on the other, KSH White Frost Glaze Panels provide good light transmission and lamp obscuration for visual comfort of fluorescent and HID lighting. Custom specifications available.

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KSH-12 Acrylic Lighting Panels

Designed to meet the requirements of today's sophisticated work environments, the KSH-12 is an acrylic prismatic lighting panel that eliminates glare and obscures fluorescent and HID lamps. The KSH-12 features a 3/16" square base female conical prism placed on a 45° axis, resulting in a high level of visual comfort. Stock and custom lenses available.

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KSH-15 Acrylic Lighting Panels

Designed for today's sophisticated work environments, the KSH-15 is an acrylic prismatic lighting panel with a bold, 3/8" square base, female conical prism. It provides excellent efficiency and direct glare control, while maintaining a high level of visual comfort. KSH-15 is suitable for use in large areas. Custom-cut lenses are available.

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KSH-19 Acrylic Lighting Panels

The industry standard for controlling high-angle brightness, the KSH-19 is an acrylic prismatic lighting panel with a 3/16" square base male conical prism. The KSH-19 is designed to control and direct fluorescent and HID lighting while providing visual comfort in today's sophisticated work environments. KSH-19 lenses may be ordered to custom specifications.

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KSH-20 Acrylic Lighting Panels

A great blend of soft surface appeal and excellent brightness control, the KSH-20 is an acrylic prismatic panel with a 1/8" square base male conical prism. The KSH-20 is engineered to control and direct fluorescent and HID lighting while providing visual comfort in today's sophisticated work environments. KSH-20 lenses may be ordered to custom specifications.

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KSH-23 Acrylic Lighting Panels

The KSH-23 acrylic lighting panel is a clear acrylic lens with bold, 3/8" diameter female, conical prisms that provide an economical solution to sagging lens problems. The KSH-23 panel provides a high level of efficiency while eliminating lamp images and providing excellent visual comfort and uniform surface appearance. Available in stock and custom sizes.

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KSH-25 Acrylic Lighting Panels

Increase visual comfort with Plaskolite KSH-25 lighting panels. The KSH-25 is a linear ribbed lighting lens with an applied hammer-tone texture to diffuse light rays and eliminate harsh spikes of light. Panels are supplied with the ribs running parallel to the lamp axis (“A” Fab) or perpendicular to the lamp axis (“B” Fab.) to vary the light distribution.

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KSH-32 CFL (Computer Friendly Lens) Acrylic Lighting Panels

For today’s demanding office environments, the KSH-32 CFL (Computer Friendly Lens) is an acrylic lighting sheet engineered to reduce computer screen glare, provide good efficiency and excellent luminance. The KSH-32 CFL has a raised prismatic pattern of male cones running parallel and perpendicular to the length & width of the lens. Stock and custom sizes available.

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KSH-34 HSS (Hospital Surgical Suite) Acrylic Lighting Panels

Increase energy savings with Plaskolite KSH-34 HSS (Hospital Surgical Suite) acrylic lighting panels. The KSH-34 HSS is specifically designed for supplemental surgical suite lighting. The scientifically placed male prismatic and linear lens elements provide an asymmetric distribution which directs maximum candle power to the surgical site, while generously illuminating the surrounding areas.

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KSH-3E 1X4 Acrylic Lighting Panels

Increase energy savings with Plaskolite KSH-3E 1X4 lighting panels. The KSH 3E 1X4 is a computer designed lens for a one lamp, 1' x 4' fluorescent luminaire. The KSH 3E 1X4 is ideal for providing energy efficient lighting in small spaces, such as corridors or small offices.

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KSH-3E 2X4 Acrylic Lighting Panels

Increase energy savings with Plaskolite KSH 3E 2X4 lighting panels The KSH 3E 2X4 panel is a computer-perfected blend of four optical bands distributing candlepower to minimize ceiling reflections and provide an increase in task visibility. Energy savings are achieved through wide spacing to mounting height ratios and the ability to produce the same ESI at lowers watts per square foot.

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KSH-3EA Acrylic Lighting Panels

Increase energy savings with Plaskolite KSH-3EA lighting panels. The KSH 3EA panel is a computer-designed blend of 3 optical bands of female, elevating and depressing prisms for use in a one lamp fluorescent luminaire. The KSH 3EA is ideal for energy efficient lighting in small areas such classrooms and hospital bed lights.

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KSH-3ER Acrylic Lighting Panels

Increase energy savings with Plaskolite KSH 3ER lighting panels. The KSH-3ER panel is a scientific computer blend of 3 optical bands of female, elevating and depressing prisms. Designed for retrofitting a 4-lamp luminaire to a 2-lamp system, this conversion will save in operating costs by increasing the spacing between fixtures, while maintaining 55-70% of the original foot-candle levels.

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KSH Triumph I - Acrylic

The Triumph® I lens is a composite lens design which features four distinct prism sections with each fashioned to direct the high-output illumination into desired zones for maximum efficiency and even light distribution. The four lens sections are composed of 109 different prism sizes and shapes in an injection-molded lens. The result is an innovative bi-symmetric distribution which achieves maximum candlepower in the 45-degree plane, not directly beneath the fixture. Also available in polycarbonate.

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KSH Triumph II - Acrylic

The Triumph series of lighting lenses are designed specifically for HID lighting. TRIUMPH ® II (JR) provides an optical control device for low-wattage HID. The patented optics accept horizontal or vertical lamp placement and provide wide spread spacing capabilities. Composed of four lens sections of different prism sizes and shapes resulting in maximum candlepower in the 40°- 45° plane––and not directly under the fixture. Also available in polycarbonate.

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KSH Matte Overlay

KSH Overlay is a high-transmission acrylic panel used to diffuse lamp images and provide more uniform surface brightness. Designed to filter out the most damaging wavelengths of ultraviolet irradiation, this panel provides total lamp obscuration. It also reduces veiling reflections and reflected glare. Available in Clear, White, UVALITE and UVALITE Plus.

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KSH Uvalite Plus Overlay

UVALITE Plus Overlay panels provide additional ultraviolet protection for sophisticated office environments. Designed to be used with any clear acrylic lens, panels transmit less than 1% of the radiant energy unto 400 nanometers. The result is increased control over direct fluorescent and HID lighting with greater visual comfort.

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OPTIX 95 Acrylic

OPTIX 95 is a continuously processed acrylic sheet with a matte finish on one side that provides both decoration and reductions in surface reflection. The matte finish is resistant to fingerprints and smudges. OPTIX 95 is easily fabricated and ideal for many applications, including room/office partitions, pantry/cupboard doors, signage and POP displays.

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OPTIX Acrylic

Crystal clear, impact- and weather-resistant, OPTIX is a continuously processed, high quality acrylic sheet. High molecular weight makes OPTIX ideal for almost any type of fabrication or glazing, while special UV stabilization protects the sheet from yellowing. Backed by a 10-year limited warranty, OPTIX is available in a wide range of thicknesses and sizes.

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OPTIX NG - Non-Glare Acrylic Heavy Matte

OPTIX NG Heavy Matte is a non-glare acrylic sheet ideal for signage, silk-screening, and point-of-purchase displays. Unlike glass, it's shatter-resistant and lightweight, which makes it ideal for glazing in large frames or any situation where shattering glass would be a safety concern. Available in a variety of stock sizes, thicknesses and protective masking options.

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OPTIX NG - Non-Glare Acrylic Light Matte

OPTIX NG Light Matte is a non-glare acrylic sheet ideal for signage, silk-screening, and point-of-purchase displays. Unlike glass, it's shatter-resistant and lightweight, which makes it ideal for glazing in large frames or any situation where shattering glass would be a safety concern. Available in a variety of stock sizes, thicknesses and protective masking options.

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Polycarbonate

KSH Triumph I - Polycarbonate

The Triumph® I lens is a composite lens design which features four distinct prism sections with each fashioned to direct the high-output illumination into desired zones for maximum efficiency and even light distribution. The four lens sections are composed of 109 different prism sizes and shapes in an injection-molded lens. The result is an innovative bi-symmetric distribution which achieves maximum candlepower in the 45-degree plane, not directly beneath the fixture. Also available in acrylic.

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KSH Triumph II - Polycarbonate

The TRIUMPH® II (JR) polycarbonate lens has an optical control device for low-wattage HID lighting. Patented optics accept horizontal or vertical lamp placement and provide wide spread spacing capabilities. Four lens sections with differing prism sizes and shapes deliver maximum candlepower in the 40°- 45° plane, instead of directly beneath the fixture. Also available in acrylic.

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Polystyrene

Polystyrene Lighting Panels

Plaskolite Polystyrene Lighting Panels are an economical choice to diffuse light and add decoration. Prismatic, Cracked Ice, and Flat Mist White patterns provide an ornamental finish while softening fluorescent light output. Egg Crate louvers, with their open cell design, add decoration and air circulation, resulting in lower operating temperatures and increased ballast life.

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