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 Approach

Our Value / Our Approach

We don't just sell products; we sell technology. When you choose Reedy, you are getting personalized customer service, technical expertise, and access to a library of knowledge. From start to finish, we believe in building relationships.

1 :  Resin Companies

We work with resin companies to get a better understanding of the resins that are available, their benefits, and how they pertain to foamability. We take time to research and test those resins that provide added value as a carrier system for our products. We also work to find ideal foam-friendly resins for our customers and are often recommended by major resin companies as the foam of choice.

2 :  Equipment Manufacturers

We have strong relationships with many equipment manufacturers producing machinery, dies, screws, nozzles, feeders, mixers, etc. We can connect you with those who will understand your unique goals.

3 :  Processors

We work very closely with processors to identify and develop clear objectives, and then help achieve those objectives. When you buy from Reedy, we provide courteous and timely attention via telephone or on-site technical service.

This approach and our attention to the smallest details is what makes Reedy different. Your success is our success.