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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Since 1989, Reedy has provided advanced additive solutions for the plastics industry. A focused approach to the advancement of foam technology has given us insight into polymer-matching systems.

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Generally Recognized as Safe by the FDA for direct food contact, Safoam is available in powder or concentrated pellet form and can be used as a blowing or nucleating agent in thermoplastics to create a microcellular structure.

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Full line of additives including co-stabilizers for moisture-sensitive engineering resins, melt strength enhancers and chain extenders for recycled materials, surface modifiers for open cell foams and prevention of electrostatic build-up and slip aids for sheet and film and in molding for easy part removal.

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In an effort to offer complete solutions, Reedy is proud to offer the next wave in ultramodern thermoplastic processing.

Purging Agents

Reedy offers purging agents for resin and color changes.

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Since 1989, Reedy has provided advanced additive solutions for the plastics industry. A focused approach to the advancement of foam technology has given us insight into polymer-matching systems.


Safoam® Chemical Foaming Agents are used in thermoplasic processes to reduce weight and machine energy. As Nucleators in low density processes, Safoam® improves cell structure, cell size and bubble stablity while reducing overall cost.

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  • Anti-Statics
  • Acid Stabilizers
  • Chain Extenders
  • Slip Aide
  • Melt Strength Enhancers
  • Surface Treatments
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EasyPurge APC
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Purging Needs
  • A concentrated emulsion purge compound.
  • Cleans screws, nozzles, hot runners, molds and carbon residual from extruders' heads, eliminating deposits and incrustations.
  • Highly effective with color and resin changes.
  • Emission free, odorless, non-toxic and contains no solvents or abrasives.
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