A plastic that has attracted many youngsters over the years is plastic putty, better known by the trademark name of Silly Putty ®. James Wright, a GE engineer, came upon the material by mixing silicone oil with boric acid. The compound acted very much like rubber in its ability to rebound almost 25 percent higher than a normal rubber ball. This "Nutty Putty" as it was first called, was impervious to rot, soft and maleable, and able to stretch many times its length without tearing. One other unusual quality was that Silly Putty® could copy the image of any printed material that it was pressed upon. In 1949, the material was sold under the trade name of Silly Putty ®, selling faster than any other toy in history with over $6 million in sales for the year. The first man-made plastic was created by Alexander Parkes who publicly demonstrated it at the 1862 Great International Exhibition in London. The material called Parkesine was an organic material derived from cellulose that once heated could be molded, and retained its shape when cooled.

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Our Company / Overview

Our commitment is to contribute innovative technology to maximize the benefits of plastics production while minimizing its environmental impact. This will be accomplished through a collaborative approach where our customers are equally invested in the advancement of technology in this industry.

It's this relationship with our customers that keeps us at the forefront of technology. Our customers depend on us to listen, respond and to be innovative in our solutions. For over 20 years, that's exactly what we've done. Reedy Chemcial Foam is a dedicated member of the SPI, SPE, ITAC, SPD, NFIB, FDCPMC, SAHF, & NJBIA.

Reedy:Past Present and Future
Reedy Chemical Foam was founded in 1989 in order to provide environmentally responsible additives to the plastics industry. The goal was to produce non-toxic and food-safe products that met newly implemented global emission requirements to replace CFC and HCFC in the production of foam products.
Reedy:Innovation Leader
By taking a proactive approach to product development, we've been awarded 12 patents.

Our Team
Reedy Chemical Foam has earned a reputation as a leader in the industry. We are successful because of the individual contributions made by each of our employees and their willingness to go the extra mile. Since founding Reedy International Corporation, we have held to a very simple philosophy: Exceptional service to our customers will maintain relationships. We want to ensure that these associations continue well into the future.

Reedy Chemical Foam also has a global network of highly‐skilled agents and distributors. With our experienced team, you can trust that you will receive the training tools you need to succeed. It is this trust that makes our relationships stronger, and it is a trust we aim to achieve with each customer.