Plaskolite Introduces OPTIX-L Black/White Color Changing Acrylic

Plaskolite LLC, North America’s largest manufacturer of thermoplastic Plaskolite OPTIX-L Black/Whitesheet products, today announced the launch of OPTIX-L Black/White, a continuous cast acrylic sheet that appears black in daylight and white when backlit at night.

OPTIX-L Black/White eliminates the need for perforated vinyl to achieve the same coloring effect, offering a clean, simple, single-source solution for dramatic day and night signage.

OPTIX-L Black/White uses a unique formulation to produce a double-sided gloss acrylic sheet that delivers the black/white effect in indoor or outdoor applications. It is available in stock at 0.177 thickness with custom size runs also available.

“This product eliminates the need for a second layer to achieve the desired effect under daylight or nighttime conditions, reducing material costs and streamlining sign construction,” said Jim Richards, vice president of Plaskolite’s Industrial Division. “On the heels of our introduction of OPTIX EL earlier this month, this is another example of innovation originating from a recent acquisition and expanding and complementing our existing portfolio.”

OPTIX Black/White represents continued investment and innovation in the former Lucite International North America continuous cast acrylic sheet business, which Plaskolite acquired in February 2018. OPTIX Black/White is made in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Memphis plant acquisition was one of several Plaskolite acquisitions in 2018. The company also acquired the Covestro polycarbonate sheet business, Rotuba’s extruded lighting sheet and profile lighting businesses, and the lighting sheet and profile business of ALP Lighting Components.