December Plant Tour
Aristech Acrylics Plant Tour
December 6, 2011
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What You Missed

Aristech Acrylics Plant Tour

Aristech Acrylics is currently one of only three acrylic manufacturers that can produce a continuous cast sheet. Here in our Florence, Kentucky plant, we have four continuous casting machines. Each of them is longer than a football field...and capable of producing acrylic sheet products up to 110 inches wide, in almost unlimited single sheets, and on reels. Our products take many forms...from clear sheet to opaques, metallics, granite finishes, translucents and composites. Back in 1969, when we first came on-stream, we had an annual production capacity of 12 million pounds. Today's expanded and modernized plant outputs more than 50 million pounds a year...and growing!

Product innovation has always been one of our trademarks. We have pioneered improvements in sheet thermoforming and composite laminate technology. We were the first to produce an acrylic sheet product that thermoforms into a granite-like texture (Quarite). And we have been leaders in advancing solid-surfacing technology. Now, our elegant Pearlescent Acrylics line is providing yet another highly functional and aesthetically-pleasing alternative for the bathware surfacing industry.