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MOSTRAR HISTORIA

HACIENDO LAS COSAS BIEN DESDE 1950

La historia de éxito de Plaskolite se extiende a lo largo de seis décadas. Descubre cómo empezó todo.

1951

Las pajitas de plástico para bebidas fueron nuestro primer contacto con el éxito.

1952

Plaskolite presenta el “matamoscas perdurable”, el complemento imprescindible para todos los porches.

1954

Cuando se popularizó la iluminación fluorescente, Plaskolite empezó a fabricar lentes con difusores refractivos.

1960

¿Recuerdas la locura del hula-hoop? Plaskolite fabricó hula-hoops a principios de los años sesenta.

1970

Plaskolite empieza a fabricar láminas acrílicas finas para contrapuertas y ventanas: son mucho más seguras que las láminas de vidrio.

1974

Plaskolite construye su primera planta de polímeros, que nos permite producir nuestros propios granulados para la producción de láminas.

1994

Con la adquisición de MIR-ACRYL, Plaskolite empieza a producir láminas acrílicas con acabado de espejo, espejos de seguridad y productos con láminas acrílicas con recubrimiento duro.

1996

Plaskolite adquiere Continental Acrylics, una empresa de polímeros especiales.

1997

La adquisición de la empresa de láminas finas RAM PRODUCTS permite a Plaskolite iniciar la producción de 19 colores de acrílico espejo.

2000

En agosto, Plaskolite finaliza la construcción de unas vanguardistas instalaciones de 22 761 sq. m. aproximadamente en Zanesville, Ohio.

2006

Plaskolite adquiere Bunker Plastics, un fabricante líder de espejos de policarbonato, espejos de seguridad formados y de transporte y recubrimientos plásticos para la mejora del rendimiento.

2007

Plaskolite adquiere la división de procesado continuo de láminas acrílicas de Lucite International, que incluye las plantas de fabricación de Olive Branch, Mississippi y Monterrey, México.

2012

Plaskolite compra a Bayer MaterialScience LLC la línea norteamericana de láminas de PETG.

2014

Plaskolite adquiere la línea de producto de plancha de espejo
de SPECCHIDEA s.r.l. en Turín, Italia.

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PLASKOLITE ACQUIRES CONTINUOUS CAST ACRYLIC SHEET BUSINESS OF LUCITE INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Leading manufacturer of thermoplastic sheet adds to its product portfolio and enters new markets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (February 12, 2018)– Plaskolite, LLC, North America’s largest manufacturer of acrylic sheet products, announced today that it is acquiring Lucite International, Inc.’s (Lucite) continuous cast acrylic sheet business, which includes general-purpose sheet and sanitary ware spa and bath sheet. 

As a part of the transaction, Plaskolite is acquiring Lucite’s 93.375 square foot sheet manufacturing facility in Memphis, Tennessee. The closing is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2018. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Founded in 1950 in Columbus, Ohio, by Donald G. Dunn and family, Plaskolite, LLC. is the largest privately-owned North American manufacturer of acrylic sheet products. Plaskolite’s customized products are used in a wide variety of applications including windows, doors, lighting, signs, point-of-purchase displays and bath products. Plaskolite serves a diverse customer base including distributors, OEMs and retailers.

Plaskolite and Lucite have had a significant ongoing relationship for 40 years, with Plaskolite being the largest North American purchaser of acrylic monomers from Lucite, a part of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation.

“Our goal is to be the industry leader while strengthening our marketplace position for the benefit of our customers,” said Mitchell Grindley, Plaskolite’s President and CEO.  “With this acquisition we have taken another step forward in our leadership position while building on our long-term commitment to our American workforce and facilities.”

With this acquisition, Plaskolite will employ 800 people in Columbus, Ohio; Zanesville, Ohio; Grand Saline, Texas; Compton, California; Olive Branch, Mississippi; Monterrey, Mexico and Memphis, Tennessee. 

About Plaskolite, LLC.

Founded in 1950 in Columbus, Ohio, by Donald G. Dunn and family, Plaskolite, LLC. is the largest privately-owned North American manufacturer of acrylic sheet products. Plaskolite’s customized products are used in a wide variety of applications including windows, doors, lighting, signs, point-of-purchase displays and bath products. Plaskolite serves a diverse customer base including distributors, OEMs and retailers. In 2015, Charlesbank Capital Partners became the first outside equity investor in Plaskolite. For more information, please visit our website at www.plaskolite.com

Contacts:

Rebecca Goodburn
Fahlgren Mortine Public Relations
rebecca.goodburn@fahlgren.com
614-383-1659

David Dennis
Chief Strategy Officer Plaskolite, LLC
David.dennis@plaskolite.com
614-294-3281  

 

 

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