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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.

OPTIX

Impact and weather resistant, crystal clear or colored, Plaskolite OPTIX is a versatile, general-purpose acrylic sheet.

Ideal for almost any application, OPTIX boasts a high molecular weight that enables superior fabrication and forming. It’s the industry choice for point-of-purchase displays, lighting and furniture.

OPTIX exceeds industry standards for quality.  It's impact-resistance, up to three times greater than double strength window glass; and up to five times stronger than wire glass, prohibits shattering.  OPTIX clear acrylic sheets are backed by a 10-year limited non-yellowing warranty.

OPTIX is available in many color and pattern options and can be ordered in custom sizes and thicknesses. Contact us for more information.

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Vibrant Colors, No Fading

Choose from a rainbow of colors that stay true, thanks to the properties of acrylic.

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Displays that Attract Attention

Incorporate color, light, translucence and textures into displays that hold up to high-traffic.

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Form And Function

Acrylic’s easy formability lets you create furniture & accessories that are strong & functional.

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