PLASKOLITE is the Leading Supplier of Extruded Sheet for LED and Fluorescent Lighting, High Diffusion/ High Light Transmission Sheet Reduces Glare, Provides Excellent Diffusion and Eliminates LED Hot Spots.
Uniting incredible strength with aesthetic beauty
Acrylic is a plastic manufactured using one or more derivatives of acrylic acid. Polymethyl Methacrylate acrylic, or PMMA, is one of the more widely used forms of acrylic due to its exceptional weatherability, strength, clarity and versatility. There are a variety of acrylic polymer grades available for extrusion and injection molding manufacturing processes. Transparent, translucent opaque and colored polymers are available with varying levels of heat resistance, light transmissions, impact strength, flow rates and release capabilities. PMMA acrylic sheet exhibits glass-like qualities – clarity, brilliance, transparency, translucence – at half the weight with up to 10 times the impact resistance. It can be tinted or colored, mirrored or made opaque. A number of coatings can be applied to a sheet or finished part for performance enhancing characteristics such as scratch resistance, anti-fogging, glare reduction and solar reflectivity.
Because it’s thermoplastic and softens under extremely high temperatures, acrylic can be formed to virtually any shape. Incredibly durable, acrylic is a suitable solution for over a broad temperature range, and has superior weathering properties compared to other plastics.
EXCEEDING YOUR EXPECTATIONS
Plaskolite offers an extensive range of high-quality thermoplastic sheet, acrylic polymers and hard coating services.
Physical Benefits of Acrylic
Today Plaskolite acrylic products are specified for use in thousands of products due to their high quality, exceptional clarity, ease in processing and design flexibility. From point-of-purchase displays to signage, medical devices, lighting, electronics and dozens of other applications, Plaskolite has an acrylic solution to meet the most demanding specifications.
OPTIX LD - LIGHT
OPTIX NG -
Transforming polymer into full-formed acrylic sheet
Plaskolite extrudes acrylic sheets every day to meet the world’s demand. Extrusion is a continuous production method of manufacturing acrylic sheet. In the extrusion process, acrylic polymers are fed into the barrel of an extruder, which heats them until they are a molten mass.
This mass is slowly pushed by a screw drive the length of the barrel, and forced out of the end of the barrel through a die as a molten sheet, the spacing of which determines the thickness of the sheet and in some cases the surface finish. The continuous band of acrylic sheet passes through a set of cooling rolls, and cut or trimmed into its final size before it’s packaged and shipped.
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.
OPTIX FRAME GRADE
UVF CLEAR ACRYLIC