Plaskolite, Inc.

Plaskolite Adds Cell Cast Acrylic to Product Line, Forms Joint Venture with Işik Plastik

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 27, 2012) – Plaskolite, Inc., the largest U.S. manufacturer of continuously processed acrylic sheet products, announces the coming addition of cell cast acrylic to its product line to better support its worldwide customer base. Plaskolite has formed a joint venture with Işik Plastik, a leading Turkey-based manufacturer of thermoformed plastics, to build a state-of-the-art cell cast acrylic manufacturing facility which is scheduled for completion during the second half of 2013.

“Our soon-to-be-completed cell cast manufacturing facility will provide our customers with a level of product choice, service and quality that has been unavailable in the industry,” said James R. Dunn, President and CEO of Plaskolite. “I am fascinated by the dynamism of Işik Plastik and our partnership with them will certainly create good synergy. As we’ve said before, our customers’ best interests are at the forefront of every decision we make. This venture is yet
another example of our commitment to our customers located in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.”

Cell cast acrylic, a product that has a high chemical resistance, gauge and color range, is an entirely new product line for Plaskolite. It will be produced in Malatya, Turkey, at the new Plaskolite and Işik Plastik plant, a facility which will also have the capability and manufacturing capacity for possible future expansion of Plaskolite’s and Işik’s current product offerings.

“The importance of this venture for our global employees and customers cannot be overstated,” said Mitch Grindley, Plaskolite’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “Combining the strengths and technologies of this facility with our US based manufacturing operations will allow Plaskolite to supply a wider array of high quality plastic sheet products, which will continue to strengthen Plaskolite now and in the future.”