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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Responsibility / Overview

Reedy is committed to continual improvement of technology that will lessen environmental impact of plastics production. We do this by offering mechanisms for reducing the volume of non-renewable polymers while improving performance of bio polymers and sustainable resources.

Commitment to the Planet

Reedy was founded in response to the growing awareness of the effects of manufacturing on the environment. We introduced technology that reduced emissions, material use and energy, and made manufacturers more productive in the process. This technology is widely used today, and we continue to improve performance in the ever-evolving plastics industry. Reedy knows that you can do what's right for the environment and still increase your bottom line. We're doing our part – let us help you do yours.

Biodegradable Resins

We developed solutions for plastics processors to further improve the performance of biodegradable resins. We present alternate methods to toxic processing with recyclable and reusable foamed products. We listen to our customers and we respond.

Machine Efficiency

Using SAFOAM/SAFTEC in injection molding allows the production of the same part with considerably lower clamp force, meaning it takes less energy to operate the actual machine. This could result in smaller machines, requiring smaller spaces, which in turn require less electricity. The savings are exponential.